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Author: Jonas Svensson -FST- Date: 02/03/2011

“Vail” Launchpad and Its Extensibility

Hi there! We are on to our second edition of Vail Engineering blogs, and this time we are talking...

Author: Dileep K Date: 05/24/2010

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...

Author: Dileep K Date: 05/07/2010

New SoHO focused offering from HP using the Windows Home Server OS

If you haven't seen or read the announcement that we just posted, read more here: HP Announces New...

Author: Kevin Beares - MSFT Date: 09/29/2009

Windows Home Server Power Pack 3 - PP3 Beta Update

Hey everyone, As some of you know, we have started blogging over on the Windows Team Blog back at...

Author: Kevin Beares - MSFT Date: 09/29/2009

Windows Home Server Team is soliciting feedback in 2nd annual usage & satisfaction survey

Did you know… That most English language users found out about Windows Home Server through a blog or...

Author: sleonard Date: 08/31/2009

Windows Home Server category grows with the announcement of the Lenovo IdeaCentre D400

As reported by COMPUTERWORLD and other sources (see below) earlier this week, Lenovo will be...

Author: sleonard Date: 08/21/2009

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...

Author: sleonard Date: 08/21/2009

Windows Home Server - Can It Be a SOHO Solution?

Although the name of Windows Home Server may make you inclined to believe that it is only for...

Author: sleonard Date: 07/21/2009

Windows Home Server Power Pack 3 BETA – Includes enhancements for Windows 7-based computers

We are pleased to announce the Windows Home Server Power Pack 3 Beta which improves the Windows Home...

Author: sleonard Date: 07/17/2009

Windows Home Server will be at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in New Orleans

It’s summer, so it’s time for the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC). During this annual...

Author: Ariom Date: 07/08/2009

Secure online photo sharing with Windows Home Server and Community Add-Ins

Don’t you love to share your photos with your friends and family? Those great shots of your little...

Author: Ariom Date: 06/16/2009

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...

Author: Qblogger Date: 06/08/2009

Update improves Windows Home Server Console display on some Netbooks

There is good news if you are one of the many people that purchased a netbook computer over the past...

Author: Qblogger Date: 05/27/2009

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...

Author: Qblogger Date: 05/22/2009

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...

Author: Qblogger Date: 05/22/2009

Windows Home Server - Visit us at Microsoft Tech-Ed North America

IT Professionals and Developers will be descending upon the Los Angeles Convention Center next week...

Author: Qblogger Date: 05/06/2009

Windows Home Server - Windows 7 Release Candidate testers asked to revert to Windows Vista prior to upgrade

Yesterday marked the availability of the Windows 7 Release Candidate. On the Engineering Windows 7...

Author: Qblogger Date: 05/06/2009

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...

Author: Qblogger Date: 04/29/2009

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...

Author: Qblogger Date: 04/09/2009

Windows Home Server MVPs - April 2009

The Windows Home Server team is excited to have 2 new MVPs added to our MVP family. Please join me...

Author: Jonas Svensson -FST- Date: 04/08/2009

HP MediaSmart Server 487 - An Engadget Winner!

This just in!  Congratulations are due to our friends at Hewlett-Packard, whose MediaSmart...

Author: Qblogger Date: 03/31/2009

Power Pack Press Clippings

Sorry, I couldn’t resist the alliteration.  ;-)  My enthusiasm must have boiled over after...

Author: Qblogger Date: 03/27/2009

Windows Home Server Website Updated

Possibly lost among the frenzy of the Power Pack 2 release, and the addition of Windows Home Server...

Author: Qblogger Date: 03/25/2009

Windows Home Server - Now available on MSDN

A key benefit of Windows Home Server is the versatility and power it offers as a development...

Author: Qblogger Date: 03/23/2009

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...

Author: Qblogger Date: 03/23/2009

Get Your Life Back - Windows Home Server Image Based Backup Software

We all know that we should backup our computers in case of hard drive failure, disaster, trojan...

Author: Qblogger Date: 03/19/2009

Windows Home Server - CeBIT Germany Show Recap

The largest technology showcase in the world, CeBIT, is underway in Hannover, Germany. ...

Author: Qblogger Date: 03/05/2009

Windows Home Server - Photography web page launched

If your photography is your passion, Windows Home Server is a better way to store, organize, protect...

Author: Qblogger Date: 03/03/2009

Windows Home Server - Marketing around the world

Microsoft marketers are doing some great work to get the word out about Windows Home Server in their...

Author: Qblogger Date: 02/24/2009

February 2009 Update for Windows Home Server

Today the Windows Home Server team is releasing a small update to the product. This update improves...

Author: Qblogger Date: 02/24/2009

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...

Author: Qblogger Date: 02/19/2009

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...

Author: Qblogger Date: 02/16/2009

Windows Home Server Product Demonstration: From the archives

You have to love it when you find something that you forgot even existed! Like finding an extra $20...

Author: Qblogger Date: 02/12/2009

Passing the Torch, new General Manager for the Windows Home Server Team

Last week TechFlash reported a change in the leadership of the Windows Home Server team. ...

Author: Qblogger Date: 02/09/2009

Confessions of a Windows Home Server User

TechReady is a bi-annual readiness and training event for Microsoft technical employees.  It...

Author: Qblogger Date: 02/05/2009

January, 2009 Update for Windows Home Server

Today the Windows Home Server team is releasing a small update to the product. The update improves...

Author: Qblogger Date: 01/27/2009

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...

Author: Qblogger Date: 01/23/2009

Story Time with Windows Home Server

Events provide an opportunity for our team to have face-to-face interactions with users (and...

Author: Qblogger Date: 01/22/2009

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...

Author: Qblogger Date: 01/21/2009

Weekly Round-up

Lots of great news and blog posts about Windows Home Server appeared over the last week. I thought I...

Author: Qblogger Date: 01/16/2009

Home-based Businesses

Windows Home Server was designed for consumers and home-based businesses. In our recent customer...

Author: Qblogger Date: 01/13/2009

Windows 7 and Windows Home Server

The Windows Home Server team is excited to see the progress and excitement around the public beta...

Author: Qblogger Date: 01/12/2009

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"...

Author: Qblogger Date: 01/12/2009

VIA ARTiGO A2000 and A1000

Donavon West, over at http://www.homeserverhacks.com has a great write-up on building a Windows Home...

Author: Qblogger Date: 01/12/2009

CES 2009

The Windows Home Server team wrapped the posts again outside of the CES show floor ... I thought I...

Author: Qblogger Date: 01/09/2009

Hard Drive Not Found and Data Recovery with Windows Home Server

Now that Windows Home Server has been available for almost a year and half, I am amazed at how many...

Author: Kevin Beares - MSFT Date: 01/08/2009

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...

Author: Qblogger Date: 01/08/2009

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...

Author: Qblogger Date: 01/07/2009

Windows Home Server MVPs - January 2009

The Windows Home Server team is excited to have 4 new MVPs to join our family in helping the ever...

Author: Qblogger Date: 01/06/2009

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