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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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 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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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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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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CES 2009 – Windows Home Server Hardware News

We are super excited by the overall reception of Windows Home Server in the market. Lots of progress has been made in this new product category that Microsoft established less than 2 years ago with the initial unveiling of the Windows Home Server software at CES 2007. There has been strong adoption around the world with…

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More news on HP’s new home servers …

A few more reviews on HP’s new MediaSmart Servers that you might be interested in reading, the first two are from Windows Home Server MVPS, Alex Kuretz and Donavon West. MediaSmartServer.net Review:  HP MediaSmart Server EX487 http://www.mediasmartserver.net/2008/12/28/review-hp-mediasmart-server-ex48   HomeServerHacks.com Hewlett Packard Announces Two New MediaSmart Servers http://www.homeserverhacks.com/2008/12/hewlett-packard-announces-two-new.html   BusinessWeek HP’s MediaSmart Server: Second Time’s the…

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