HP MediaSmart Server 487 – An Engadget Winner!

This just in!  Congratulations are due to our friends at Hewlett-Packard, whose MediaSmart Server 487 product took home a coveted Engadget Editors’ Choice award for ‘Best Storage Device for 2008’.  We like to think our Windows Home Server OS had a little bit to do with the award.  😉 It’s certainly nice to see the industry…

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Power Pack Press Clippings

Sorry, I couldn’t resist the alliteration.  ;-)  My enthusiasm must have boiled over after seeing all the great reception we’ve seen to the Power Pack 2 update and the MSDN release this week (we’ve counted close to 50 mentions in articles and blogs).  So thank you, Home Server community for spreading the word! In case…

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Windows Home Server Website Updated

Possibly lost among the frenzy of the Power Pack 2 release, and the addition of Windows Home Server software to MSDN, was the update today of our very own product website. While clearly not a complete overhaul, we think it’s improved in a couple of key ways: A simpler and more contemporary layout Snappy scrolling…

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Windows Home Server – Now available on MSDN

A key benefit of Windows Home Server is the versatility and power it offers as a development platform.  Even when Windows Home Server software was still in the beta stage, we published a software development kit (SDK) so that 3rd party developers could develop interesting add-ins for the product.  See the original post, "Developers, Developers,…

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Windows Home Server – Announcing Power Pack 2

We are pleased to announce Windows Home Server Power Pack 2.  Power Pack 2 fixes known issues and adds new features to improve the Windows Home Server experience.  Enhancements include: Improvements to remote access configuration, enhanced functionality for computers running Windows Media Center, and content streaming support for Windows Media Center Extenders.  Power Pack 2…

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Get Your Life Back – Windows Home Server Image Based Backup Software

We all know that we should backup our computers in case of hard drive failure, disaster, trojan virus, or simple wear and tear. Yet, every time I meet customers and I ask them, when was the last time you actually did a backup of every computer in your home protecting your important data, memories and…

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Windows Home Server – CeBIT Germany Show Recap

The largest technology showcase in the world, CeBIT, is underway in Hannover, Germany.  According to the CeBIT web site, "…4,300 exhibiting firms from 69 countries" are participating.  The Microsoft Germany team is in attendance and Windows Home Server is in the spotlight.  The report from the show floor is that the number of visitors to…

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Windows Home Server – Photography web page launched

If your photography is your passion, Windows Home Server is a better way to store, organize, protect and access your digital pictures.  In the March issue of Picture Business Magazine there is a brief article titled, “Microsoft’s Data Protection Plan”. In recent months, our team has attended a couple of professional photography events such as…

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