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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Update improves Windows Home Server Console display on some Netbooks

There is good news if you are one of the many people that purchased a netbook computer over the past while. A home server and a netbook can be a complementary solution. In addition to the image-based backup software included in Windows Home Server, the ability to augment the netbook storage space with a home…

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Windows Home Server – Imaginations are unleashed with the Add-in Idea Challenge

Earlier this month, Terry Walsh at We Got Served announced the launch of a new Windows Home Server add-in competition.  Announcing the Windows Home Server Add-In Idea Challenge ‘09! With an interesting format, this competition should attract the attention of a broad group of Windows Home Server enthusiasts.  As opposed to actually developing the Windows…

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Windows Home Server – Acer Launches Aspire EasyStore Home Server in US

In case folks missed this, but today was an important milestone for the Windows Home Server category, with another major manufacturer – Acer – launching their product, the Acer Aspire EasyStore Home Server H.340 here in the United States.  At $399 for a 2GB RAM with 1 TB HDD included (up to 4 HDDs supported),…

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Windows Home Server – Visit us at Microsoft Tech-Ed North America

IT Professionals and Developers will be descending upon the Los Angeles Convention Center next week to learn about a broad set of current and upcoming Microsoft technologies, tools, platforms, and services. Photo: Tech-Ed 2008 Photo: HP MediaSmart LX195 Windows Home Server will have a booth presence in the Expo Hall.  This is a chance for…

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Windows Home Server – Windows 7 Release Candidate testers asked to revert to Windows Vista prior to upgrade

Yesterday marked the availability of the Windows 7 Release Candidate.  On the Engineering Windows 7 Blog and Windows 7 Team Blog there were recent posts regarding this milestone. “We want to encourage you to revert to a Vista image and upgrade or to do a clean install, rather than upgrade the existing Beta.  We know…

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Running the Windows Home Server Console on a MAC

One of the developers on the Windows Home Server team, Gautam, was goofing around on a Mac during his off hours and put together this awesome set of instructions and screenshots for running the Windows Home Server Console on a Mac.  This article describes how to configure your Mac to be able to get the…

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Windows Home Server – Canadians Put More Importance on Photos Stored On Their PC Than Their Financial Information

Last month, Microsoft Canada reported survey results by Ipsos Reid that found Canadians value personal information but aren’t taking measures to keep it secure.  Zibb.com and a few other online outlets picked up the story.  Read it here. Sadly, 55% of respondents said that they have actually lost important files from their PC.  Faced with…

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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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