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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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 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 - 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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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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Windows Home Server - Marketing around the world

Microsoft marketers are doing some great work to get the word out about Windows Home Server in their respective countries.  As noted in previous posts, Windows Home Server has been sold in over 50 countries around the world.  Earlier this month Philip Churchill commented about a Users Banquet in Tokyo Japan, which prompted me to…

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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 Home Server Product Demonstration: From the archives

You have to love it when you find something that you forgot even existed!  Like finding an extra $20 in the pocket of a jacket you have not worn in a while.  Well that’s what happened when I was rummaging through the digital archive on our team’s Windows Home Server.  I discovered two videos that…

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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…

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