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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Get Your Life Back - Windows Home Server Image Based Backup Software

We all know that we should backup our computers in case of hard drive failure, disaster, trojan virus, or simple wear and tear. Yet, every time I meet customers and I ask them, when was the last time you actually did a backup of every computer in your home protecting your important data, memories and…

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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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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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Home-based Businesses

  Windows Home Server was designed for consumers and home-based businesses.  In our recent customer satisfaction survey conducted in North America and Europe, we discovered that 25% of the early purchasers of Windows Home Server are running a business out of their home. This led me to do a little digging into the home-based business…

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Hard Drive Not Found and Data Recovery with Windows Home Server

Now that Windows Home Server has been available for almost a year and half, I am amazed at how many people do not protect themselves with a Windows Home Server from a Dead Hard Drive or Disk Crash and from these four terrible words strung together in white text on a black screen, “hard drive not found”  . As Joel Evans,…


Home Server Checklist

I sometimes get asked the question:  “What is the difference between a home server and a network attached storage (NAS) device?”   First off, Microsoft is focused on the development of a feature rich and powerful home server software solution, where most NAS vendors are primarily hardware companies that throw in some software.   Secondly, I figured…

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Facebook Trojan Virus... Not a problem if you have a Windows Home Server.

So, my wife just got hit, Facebook Users Attacked by Trojan Virus, HOW TO: Install a Facebook Trojan,  Facebook Users Attacked by Trojan Virus, Facebook users receive fresh Trojan warning  . She got an email in her Facebook inbox from two of her friends. She clicked the link in the message and the rest was all badness. Does anyone remember NIMDA? She…


Image-based Backup

J.D Biersdorfer from the New York Times did an article for the Personal Tech column entitled “Backing Up is Not So Hard” which outlines the difference between file-based and image-based backup software. One of the core features of Windows Home Server is the image-based backup software solution that automatically backs up your home PCs every…

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Windows Home Server web site updated ...

We’ve begun a new series on the Windows Home Server web site – starting with Home Computer Backup and Restore – to show that using Windows Home Server really is as easy as 1, 2, 3! We’ve also refreshed the news area of the web site   and community page has a great new look!…

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