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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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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Windows Home Server – Canadians Put More Importance on Photos Stored On Their PC Than Their Financial Information

Last month, Microsoft Canada reported survey results by Ipsos Reid that found Canadians value personal information but aren’t taking measures to keep it secure.  Zibb.com and a few other online outlets picked up the story.  Read it here. Sadly, 55% of respondents said that they have actually lost important files from their PC.  Faced with…

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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 – 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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February 2009 Update for Windows Home Server

Today the Windows Home Server team is releasing a small update to the product.  This update improves the process by which the Windows Home Server Connector Software gets updated.  Additionally, this update resolves certain issues that could occur when restoring files and folders from Windows Home Server, such as the opening of a Home Computer…

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More than 1 Home Server – Let’s Sync up!

I recently saw a post from Donavon West at Home Server Hacks titled, Syncing Two Windows Home Servers. Donavon wrote up an excellent “how to”. I was able to replicate his 3-step process with my own home servers. With the recent introduction of the new HP MediaSmart Server EX485 and EX487 models, discussion of synchronization…

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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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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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