More than 1 Home Server – Let’s Sync up!

I recently saw a post from Donavon West at Home Server Hacks titled, Syncing Two Windows Home Servers. Donavon wrote up an excellent “how to”. I was able to replicate his 3-step process with my own home servers. With the recent introduction of the new HP MediaSmart Server EX485 and EX487 models, discussion of synchronization…

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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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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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How many hard drives do you have in your home server?

Windows Home Server was designed with software extensibility and hardware extensibility in mind.  As the amount and size of digital content grows, the ability to simply add more hard drives and more space to store your collections of files, documents, presentations, spreadsheets, photos, music, audiobooks, recorded TV shows, and movies will become more and more…

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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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Why RAID is not a consumer technology

Last weekend I found some blog posts by a blogger who calls himself "Fear the Cowboy" discussing some of the more severe technical limitations that RAID (especially RAID 5) has compared to Windows Home Server Drive Extender.  Check out his posts here. His posts got me motivated to write this one, which I’ve been meaning…

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When you wish upon a star…

Yesterday the Innoventions Dream Home became the latest attraction at Disneyland. Located in Tomorrowland, the Dream Home delivers on “Walt’s vision for showcasing cutting-edge technologies that make life better and easier.” The Dream Home is a collaboration between Disneyland, Microsoft, HP, Life|ware and home-builder Taylor Morrison.  Interestingly, nearly all of the products and technologies featured…

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Apple Home Server?

I knew it wouldn’t take long for someone to figure out that the Apple Mac Mini is an interesting platform for running Windows Home Server.  The Home Server Hacks blog has a detailed step-by-step document of how to re-purpose a Mac Mini to act as a home server.  Forrester recently published a paper entitled, “The…

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Windows Home Server – Chinese Edition

Microsoft announced today that Windows Home Server Chinese Edition will be launched in Taiwan in the second half of 2008. OEM Partners including Gigabyte, VIA, WNC, and Sampo who will offer complete solutions for households.  Here is a snapshot of an article from Economic Daily on June 5, 2008. Windows Home Server launch Home server…

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Frankenstein eases suffering?

Another great story about WHS backup saving the day…this time in the case of burglary. From Mike Frank’s blog post titled “WHS Eases My Suffering:” Essentially a person (or a couple people) broke into my house, rifled through everything, and took as much as they could carry (so it seems). The item taken of interest here…

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