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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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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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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Windows Home Server 120-Day Evaluation Edition

With the first day of CES 2009 getting under way, the Windows Home Server team has decided to make the DVD of the Windows Home Server 120-Day Evaluation Edition available for download from the Microsoft Download Center.   You will need to know how to burn a DVD to get started, detailed instructions are available 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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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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Windows Home Server Toolkit Version 1.1

Today the Windows Home Server team released version 1.1 of the Windows Home Server Toolkit, a collection of diagnostic tools that run on your home computers and home server.  This version provides a Windows Home Server Connector Troubleshooter that works on home computers running Windows XP and Windows Vista (32-bit) and Windows Vista (x64) operating…

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