“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 Software Development Kit (SDK) adds Japanese Language Support

The momentum behind Windows Home Server add-ins continues to grow!  The Windows Home Server team is very pleased to announce the availability of the Japanese Software Development Kit (SDK).  The SDK provides developers with guidance, for example application programming interface (API) information, on how to create programs that integrate with the Windows Home Server Console. …

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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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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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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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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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Windows 7 and Windows Home Server

The Windows Home Server team is excited to see the progress and excitement around the public beta release of Windows 7.  From the Windows 7 Beta Download “How to Backup a PC” page, you will see this important note near the bottom of the page. Note: The backup methods described here do not preserve installed…

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