“Vail” Launchpad and Its Extensibility

Hi there! We are on to our second edition of Vail Engineering blogs, and this time we are talking about Launchpad – what it is, how it can be extended and why developers should care about it. I aso want to point out that we got pretty good response to Vail SDK with some of our…

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Introduction to Windows Home Server “Vail” SDK

Hi everyone! My name is Dileep and I am a Development lead with Windows Home Server team. It has been more than a week since we released the beta builds of the next version of Windows Home Server “Vail”, and we are very encouraged by the download and the feedback pouring in through connect. Thank…

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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 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 MVPs - April 2009

The Windows Home Server team is excited to have 2 new MVPs added to our MVP family.  Please join me in welcoming our latest additions: Alexander  Köplinger (Germany) – contributor on http://www.home-server-blog.de/ and author of OnTheFlyUnzipper Add-in Jim Clark – frequent contributor on http://wegotserved.co.uk I look forward to their continued contributions to the Windows Home Server Community. -Jonas


Windows 7 ‘Play To’ Feature & Home Server – Extreme Goodness

Like many of you enthusiasts out there, I’ve had the chance to play around with the Windows 7 Beta over the past few weeks.  While I’ve certainly been impressed with its stability, ease of use and overall ‘smooth’ operation, what really struck home its value to me as a media fanatic – and relevance to…

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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…

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Windows Home Server and Live Mesh Technology Demonstration

The Professional Developers Conference (PDC) is an event where Microsoft employees that sit behind one or more displays banging out lots of cool code on a daily basis get to venture out and meet other developers outside of Microsoft.  Teams often showcase various technology demonstrations to highlight future possibilities along with sharing tips and techniques…

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Windows Home Server Power Pack 1 public beta!

The Windows Home Server team, in conjunction with all of our partners, MVPs, and “Dogfooders” is extremely happy to announce that a Release Candidate of Windows Home Server Power Pack 1 (Build 1771) is now available for public download and testing through Microsoft Connect! There has been a huge amount of testing applied to Power…

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WHS and Xbox Dad

Microsoft storage guru and ‘gamer dad’ Jason Buffington has a great post on the popular Xbox Dad blog about using WHS with Xbox. He cites the Windows Home Server documentation on media sharing, as well as the section of the Xbox.com site devoted to connecting your Xbox 360 to Windows Media (including Home Server). Jason’s blog, All Backed Up, is…

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