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 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 – Announcing Power Pack 2

We are pleased to announce Windows Home Server Power Pack 2.  Power Pack 2 fixes known issues and adds new features to improve the Windows Home Server experience.  Enhancements include: Improvements to remote access configuration, enhanced functionality for computers running Windows Media Center, and content streaming support for Windows Media Center Extenders.  Power Pack 2…

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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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New Windows Home Server Videos from Canada’s Tech Guru

Steve Dotto is the popular host of Dotto Tech a technology TV program in Canada.  Steve recently paired up with Microsoft Home Magazine in Canada to complete some video segments on Windows Home Server.  http://www.microsoft.com/canada/home/contributors/steve-dotto/ Steve demonstrates on the HP MediaSmart Server.  The videos are a great introduction for people just learning about what Windows…

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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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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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HP MediaSmart Server EX485 and EX487

The Windows Home Server team is excited to see the introduction of the next round of home servers from Hewlett Packard.  Here are some links to some web articles and blog posts about the new home servers from HP powered by Windows Home Server:   We Got Served Hands On: HP MediaSmart Server EX487 (Part…

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Free Home Server …

CrunchGear did a great write-up on Windows Home Server and the HP MediaSmart Server and is giving away the home server to one lucky person that comments on the blog post.  As I write this blog post, there are over 450 comments added to their post, the number isn’t what amazes me … it is…

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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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