January, 2009 Update for Windows Home Server

Today the Windows Home Server team is releasing a small update to the product.  The update improves the capability of Windows Home Server to repair abnormalities detected in the home computer backup database.   The update should be automatically downloaded and installed on your home server over the next several days, if you have Windows Update…


CES 2009: Windows Home Server Update – Channel 10 (On10.net) video

Nic Fillingham tracked me down at CES to take a look at some of the new hardware that is being powered by Windows Home Server.  Along with a quick overview of some of the new software features that will be coming with the updated HP MediaSmart Servers, and a Lagotek powered home automation solution that integrates…


Story Time with Windows Home Server

Events provide an opportunity for our team to have face-to-face interactions with users (and potential users) of Windows Home Server. Peter, a Windows Home Server user, approached one of our representatives in the booth at the Consumer Electronics Show .  Peter’s grandson Brody is a big fan of the “Mommy, Why is There a Server…


New Windows Home Server Videos from Canada’s Tech Guru

Steve Dotto is the popular host of Dotto Tech a technology TV program in Canada.  Steve recently paired up with Microsoft Home Magazine in Canada to complete some video segments on Windows Home Server.  http://www.microsoft.com/canada/home/contributors/steve-dotto/ Steve demonstrates on the HP MediaSmart Server.  The videos are a great introduction for people just learning about what Windows…


Weekly Round-up

Lots of great news and blog posts about Windows Home Server appeared over the last week.  I thought I would summarize a few things and provide some of my favorite blog links from the past week. Windows Home Server Futures What’s Next for Windows Home Server?  (wegotserved.co.uk) Podcast:  Home Server Show #29 – CES 2009…


Home-based Businesses

  Windows Home Server was designed for consumers and home-based businesses.  In our recent customer satisfaction survey conducted in North America and Europe, we discovered that 25% of the early purchasers of Windows Home Server are running a business out of their home. This led me to do a little digging into the home-based business…


Windows 7 and Windows Home Server

The Windows Home Server team is excited to see the progress and excitement around the public beta release of Windows 7.  From the Windows 7 Beta Download “How to Backup a PC” page, you will see this important note near the bottom of the page. Note: The backup methods described here do not preserve installed…


HP MediaSmart Server winner of MacWorld’s "Best of Show"

Congratulations to Hewlett Packard in being selected as a winner of MacWorld’s annual “Best of Show” awards during the 2009 MacWorld Conference and Expo in San Francisco.   The annual awards are given by MacWorld editors to honor products that push the boundaries of innovation, quality and overall creativity. The new HP MediaSmart servers come with…


VIA ARTiGO A2000 and A1000

Donavon West, over at http://www.homeserverhacks.com has a great write-up on building a Windows Home Server on the VIA ARTiGO A2000 and also the tiny VIA ARTiGO A1000.  VIA ARTiGO A2000 as a Windows Home Server VIA ARTiGO A1000 – Worlds Smallest Windows Home Server   Also, if you comment on Donavon’s A1000 blog post (on…


CES 2009

The Windows Home Server team wrapped the posts again outside of the CES show floor … I thought I would share a few of the pictures.   You can visit the web site at http://www.stayathomeserver.com    Also, check out http://www.winahomeserver.com … t.