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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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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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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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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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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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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Image-based Backup

J.D Biersdorfer from the New York Times did an article for the Personal Tech column entitled “Backing Up is Not So Hard” which outlines the difference between file-based and image-based backup software. One of the core features of Windows Home Server is the image-based backup software solution that automatically backs up your home PCs every…

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Updated Technical Briefs for Windows Home Server

The technical briefs and other documents for Windows Home Server have been updated to incorporate new and changed functionality with Windows Home Server Power Pack 1.  Technical Briefs are “Level 200” documents designed for a more technical audience as they explain some of the inner-workings and technical and troubleshooting tips for Windows Home Server.  Most…

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