Author Archive for Philip Churchill

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The Home Server Show Podcast Episode 262

The Home Server Show Podcast Episode 262

Episode 262 of the Home Server Show podcast is all about finalizing the move from WHS2011 to Essentials 2012. Host David McCabe has pulled the plug on Windows Home Server 2011 and he talks about the migration alongside Drashna and Jim who help him along the way. You can find episode 262 here.

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Add-In: My Movies Home and Essentials Server Solution v5.00 Pre-Release 10

Add-In: My Movies Home and Essentials Server Solution v5.00 Pre-Release 10

The pre-release version of My Movies Home and Essentials Server Solution has had an update. Version 5.00 pre-release 10 has the following change log: Added: Improved update dialogs for update of all Disc Titles / Movies / TV Series Change: Deprecating of langauge settings, it was duplicated. Fix: Fixed minor error for path setting on […]

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IHomeServer for iTunes V3 Released

The add-in iHomeServer for iTunes is now at version 3. The add-in that allows you to manage your iTunes collection from your server now has these key new features in iHomeServer version 3: Automatic ripping of DVD into your iTunes library Update your iTunes metadata on any device Streaming of your iTunes music and videos […]

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Understanding VPN Configuration in WS2012 R2 Essentials

Understanding VPN Configuration in WS2012 R2 Essentials

The Windows Server Essentials and Small Business Server Blog have published an article on Understanding VPN configuration in Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials. The post explains about the Virtual Private Network feature on Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials, which you can find here.

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Add-In: StableBit DrivePool v2.1.0.552 BETA

Add-In: StableBit DrivePool v2.1.0.552 BETA

The Beta build of StableBit DrivePool has been updated to version 2.1.0.552 BETA with some important fixes: * [D] Fixed a real-time file size tracking inconsistency that would cause the pooled file size to drift upwards when       files were overwritten (FILE_SUPERSEDE, FILE_OVERWRITE, FILE_OVERWRITE_IF). Existing pools will be remeasured       automatically. * Added new .config […]

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Drive Bender ER1 and Cloud Xtender Beta

Drive Bender ER1 and Cloud Xtender Beta

Drive Bender have announced that they will be releasing the ER1 version of Drive Bender on Friday the 30th of May. As well as this news the guys at Drive bender also had the following two bits of news too: If you have not purchased a license at the discounted rate, you need to do […]

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The Home Server Show Podcast Episode 261

The Home Server Show Podcast Episode 261

Episode 261 of the Home Server Show podcast is up and this week its about Server 2012 Essentials and Hyper-V at Home: "I’m going down the path of transferring from Windows Home Server to Server Essentials 2012 R2 Update.  I’ve got Drashna and Diehard to bounce some ideas off of.  I’ll tell you the options […]

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DVBLink v5 RC1

DVBLink v5 RC1

DVBLink version 5 is now at Release Candidate status. Here’s the list of fixes and new features: (win) Fixed: streaming of multiple channels from the same transponder using plugins Added: support for server-based timeshifting for DVBLink XBMC PVR addon (requires addon v1.9.1) Fixed: m3u8 url does not play in DVBLink for IPTV if custom port […]

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Add-In: Drive Bender v2.0.4.0 Beta

Add-In: Drive Bender v2.0.4.0 Beta

There is a new beta release of Drive Bender Here is the change log for version 2.0.4.0: [Bug fix] The Drive Bender implementation of chkdsk now reports the reason if it fails to run. [Updated feature] The balancing method setting now applies to how files are moved from the landing zone to the pool even […]

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Add-In: My Movies Home and Essentials Server Solution 5.00 Pre Release 9

Add-In: My Movies Home and Essentials Server Solution 5.00 Pre Release 9

The Pre Release build of My Movies 5 for Windows Home Server 2011 and Windows Server 2012 Essentials has been updated. Here is the change log for My Movies Home and Essentials Server Solution 5.00 Pre Release 9: Added: Professionals can now mark prior installations for automatic updates, and the software will then auto-purchase an […]