New SoHO focused offering from HP using the Windows Home Server OS

If you haven’t seen or read the announcement that we just posted, read more here: HP Announces New Line of SoHo-Focused DataVault Product Line.   Harry Brelsford over at SMB Nation also chimed in on this announcement. SMB Debutante Ball: HP to “introduce” HP StorageWorks X500 Data Vault Series… The really cool part is HP will “debut” the HP…


Windows Home Server Power Pack 3 – PP3 Beta Update

Hey everyone,  As some of you know, we have started blogging over on the Windows Team Blog back at the beginning of September with a new blog called the Windows Home Server Blog. So, if you haven’t already added this blog to your feed, please do. For the moment we are planning on blogging from both…


Windows Home Server Team is soliciting feedback in 2nd annual usage & satisfaction survey

Did you know… That most English language users found out about Windows Home Server through a blog or online product review, versus magazine or newspaper articles for German language users? That product “features and specifications” was widely regarded as the most important factor, followed distantly by price, when it comes to Windows Home Server purchase?…

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Windows Home Server category grows with the announcement of the Lenovo IdeaCentre D400

As reported by COMPUTERWORLD and other sources (see below) earlier this week, Lenovo will be introducing the IdeaCentre D400 to the US next month.  Previously launched in China, Lenovo’s offering will be a great addition to the category of home servers powered by Windows Home Server software. Announced in conjunction with upcoming Q Series of…

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Windows Home Server Software Development Kit (SDK) adds Japanese Language Support

The momentum behind Windows Home Server add-ins continues to grow!  The Windows Home Server team is very pleased to announce the availability of the Japanese Software Development Kit (SDK).  The SDK provides developers with guidance, for example application programming interface (API) information, on how to create programs that integrate with the Windows Home Server Console. …

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Windows Home Server – Can It Be a SOHO Solution?

Although the name of Windows Home Server may make you inclined to believe that it is only for consumer households, it can also be very functional in a small office/home office setting. One article that was recently brought to our attention came from SMB PC Magazine (See page 7). The article provides an overview of…

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Windows Home Server Power Pack 3 BETA – Includes enhancements for Windows 7-based computers

We are pleased to announce the Windows Home Server Power Pack 3 Beta which improves the Windows Home Server experience with Windows 7 and Windows Media Center by providing the following new features: Backup and restore of computers running Windows 7, Windows 7 Libraries integration, enhancements for Windows Media Center, and better support for netbook…

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Windows Home Server will be at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in New Orleans

It’s summer, so it’s time for the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC).  During this annual event, Microsoft and the Windows Server Solutions Group share strategies and visions for addressing the challenging economy, saving customers money, and helping partners and customers compete confidently. Senior leader keynotes include Steve Ballmer (Chief Executive Officer) , Stephen Elop (President,…

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Secure online photo sharing with Windows Home Server and Community Add-Ins

Don’t you love to share your photos with your friends and family? Those great shots of your little kids wearing their strained carrots or a picture of your daughter’s first formal dance; it’s through images that we graphically share the high’s and low’s of our most personal lives.  With Windows Home Server you can easily create…

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Windows Home Server – Report from Computex 2009

For those of you that have been reading this blog for a while, you may remember Dispatch from Computex Taipei (Posted: Tuesday, June 03, 2008).  Last year was the Windows Home Server team’s first time attending Computex.  Fast forward one year.  Microsoft had a major presence at Computex last week which included a large booth,…

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