Category: News


WHS Meetings in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania

If you are interested in Windows Home Server, (and I’m sure you are, else you wouldn’t be reading this) then there are a couple of meetings taking place over the next fortnight which could be of interest to you. The first is The New England Digital Media Users Group (NEDMUG) meeting which is taking place […]


The Neowin X310 Write Up have a quick review of HPs X310 Data Vault. Before we go further into the review, let me explain my reasoning for how I reviewed this device. The biggest reason you would want an HP Data Vault is to backup your critical files and software. While this is generally easy to test locally, I […]


Tracking Earth Tremors with Home Server

Andy Mills decided to track earth tremors where he lives in Southern California, after feeling his house sway during a 7.2 earthquake. By using a VIA Artigo A2000 Home Server box, a copy of the WHS software and a USB motion sensor which he ordered online, Andy was able to track local earth tremors and […]


Windows Server Codename “Aurora” Videos

A couple of great videos for you on Windows Server codename “Aurora” The first in from the Coffee Coaching Channel on YouTube, which has a great video 4 minute video from both HP and Microsoft previewing "Aurora”.   Also available is a 14 minute video with Michael Leworthy, a Senior Product Manager on the Windows […]


The Home Server Show Podcast Episode 98

Episode 98 of "The Home Server Show" podcast gets in depth with all the latest news on Windows Home Server, Vail and Aurora. John, Jim and Dave are joined by guest Andrew Edney who dissects the recent Aurora announcement and what it means for Windows Home Server users. You can catch it here.


ASUS TS mini Videos

Video Blog “Linus Tech Tips” have a flurry of videos which they have posted, all on the Asus TS mini Windows Home Server: ASUS TS Mini Windows Home Server WHS Configuration & Setup Guide Linus Tech Tips ASUS TS Mini Windows Home Server Home Computer Backup Setup & Configuration Linus Tech Tips ASUS […]


HTPCs and WHS – The Podcast Part 2

Following on from episode 5 of the HTPCentric podcast about HTPCs and WHS is the latest 30 minute episode 5 SP1 which continues on the subject by answering listeners email. You can find it here.


Aurora Add-In Partners Announced

Microsoft’s Official SBS (Small Business Server) Blog have announced a list of partners who are making add-ins for "Aurora". On the list are Symantec, Level Platforms and Disk Keeper who we are told will be making statements this week around their plans to integrate products with "Aurora".        Although both Level Platforms and Disk […]


Aurora – Your Questions Answered

Mary-Jo Foley of ZDNet has more details on "Aurora, where she answers questions such as: What, exactly, is Aurora? And how does it compare and contrast with SBS 7 and Vail? Might Windows Intune, Microsoft’s systems-management in the cloud offering, be one of these complementary Aurora services? What are the pricing/licensing/availability details for SBS 7 […]


Aurora Announced – Vail on Steroids

Microsoft’s Official SBS Blog have announced a new edition of Windows Small Business Server entitled Windows Small Business Server (SBS) Code Name “Aurora”. Aurora is touted as an easy to use “first server” option for small businesses and will be the company’s first to deliver both traditional and cloud capabilities. Supporting up to 25 users, […]