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 - 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 - 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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January, 2009 Update for Windows Home Server

Today the Windows Home Server team is releasing a small update to the product.  The update improves the capability of Windows Home Server to repair abnormalities detected in the home computer backup database.   The update should be automatically downloaded and installed on your home server over the next several days, if you have Windows Update…

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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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Weekly Round-up

Lots of great news and blog posts about Windows Home Server appeared over the last week.  I thought I would summarize a few things and provide some of my favorite blog links from the past week. Windows Home Server Futures What’s Next for Windows Home Server?  (wegotserved.co.uk) Podcast:  Home Server Show #29 – CES 2009…

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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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HP MediaSmart Server winner of MacWorld's "Best of Show"

Congratulations to Hewlett Packard in being selected as a winner of MacWorld’s annual “Best of Show” awards during the 2009 MacWorld Conference and Expo in San Francisco.   The annual awards are given by MacWorld editors to honor products that push the boundaries of innovation, quality and overall creativity. The new HP MediaSmart servers come with…

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VIA ARTiGO A2000 and A1000

Donavon West, over at http://www.homeserverhacks.com has a great write-up on building a Windows Home Server on the VIA ARTiGO A2000 and also the tiny VIA ARTiGO A1000.  VIA ARTiGO A2000 as a Windows Home Server VIA ARTiGO A1000 – Worlds Smallest Windows Home Server   Also, if you comment on Donavon’s A1000 blog post (on…

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Windows Home Server 120-Day Evaluation Edition

With the first day of CES 2009 getting under way, the Windows Home Server team has decided to make the DVD of the Windows Home Server 120-Day Evaluation Edition available for download from the Microsoft Download Center.   You will need to know how to burn a DVD to get started, detailed instructions are available on…

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