Author Archive for Philip Churchill


Add-In: WHS Office 2011

Mike Craven (also known as the Office Maven released WHS Outlook 2011 2 weeks ago and has now released WHS Office 2011. WHS Office 2011 is a complete rewrite, of the WHS Office for WHS V1 add-in that provides individual user-level access to each of the Microsoft Office applications (Access, Excel, Lync, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint, […]


Force Change the Initial Password for a Newly Created WHS Account

John Keller explains to us how to force change newly created accounts initial passwords upon logging into your home server for the first time. ‚ÄúThere are two main reasons you would want to do this, One the intended user can choose a password that they can hopefully remember it and two you as the family […]


The Home Server Show Podcast Episode 180

Another week and another episode of The Home Server Show: I crawled out from underneath my rock and found out how popular this Hunger Games stuff is.  Also, Microsoft drops a bombshell on the Media Center enthusiast crowd.  Media Center is now an add on software only on the Windows 8 Pro edition.  John, Jim, […]


Cubby Another Cloud Service

News of another Cloud service which may be of use to Home Server users: LogMeIn Inc. the company behind the popular namesake remote access service, has just opened the beta of ‘Cubby’, an all new cloud data service to simply and securely share information across PCs, Macs, iPads, iPhones, Android devices, or with other people. […]


Add-In: Home Server SMART 2012 v2.2.4.17

Version (code name "New Medicine") of Home Server SMART 2012 has been published. Home Server SMART 2012, is a SMART disk monitoring add-in for Windows Home Server 2011, and is currently available as a public beta. The version of Home Server SMART released is Beta 6. This is a pre-release version of the software. […]


Windows Server 8 becomes Windows Server 2012

After naming the desktop and ARM editions of Windows 8, Microsoft have also announced that Windows Server 8 will be known as Windows Server 2012 when it is released later this year. The next version of Windows Home Server will be based on this server edition which will include Microsoft’s new Resilient File System (ReFS), […]


Drive Bender Tomcat Release Due 24th April

All being well version 1.3 of Drive Bender (code name Tomcat) will be available on the 24th April. Drive Bender have just posted the following screen shots of their upcoming release, and I must say it looks very nice too:


Two Editions Only for Windows 8 Plus Media Center available as an Add-In

Microsoft have announced that Windows 8 is the official product name for the next x86/64 editions of Windows and that there will only be two editions, Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro. Windows 8 will be targeted towards consumers whilst Windows 8 Pro is targeted towards tech enthusiasts and business/technical professionals, and will include the […]


Add-In: InteliSAN LDisk v3.0.0.2

InteliSAN LDisk has been updated to version Due to a minor packaging issue in version this latest version has been released. The packaging issue could affect the windows dashboard. You might not have noticed anything and there is no functional change, but InteliSAN decided to correct this and release this new package ( […]


The BYOB Podcast Episode 83

Episode 83 of the BYOB podcast is up. This week’s episode of the "Build Your Own Box" podcast has guest Michael Ross talking about his really impressive systems and his thoughts on media and cutting the cord. You can find it here.