“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 – Can It Be a SOHO Solution?

Although the name of Windows Home Server may make you inclined to believe that it is only for consumer households, it can also be very functional in a small office/home office setting. One article that was recently brought to our attention came from SMB PC Magazine (See page 7). The article provides an overview of…

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Secure online photo sharing with Windows Home Server and Community Add-Ins

Don’t you love to share your photos with your friends and family? Those great shots of your little kids wearing their strained carrots or a picture of your daughter’s first formal dance; it’s through images that we graphically share the high’s and low’s of our most personal lives.  With Windows Home Server you can easily create…

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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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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 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 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 – Now available on MSDN

A key benefit of Windows Home Server is the versatility and power it offers as a development platform.  Even when Windows Home Server software was still in the beta stage, we published a software development kit (SDK) so that 3rd party developers could develop interesting add-ins for the product.  See the original post, "Developers, Developers,…

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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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