Category: News


Windows Home Server – A PC Tech’s Review a resource for PC repair technician’s has a nice review of Windows Home Server. Writer Tony Scarpelli explains how to set it up on in a clients network and is a nice review from a PC repair tech. You can read Tony’s review here.


WS2012e: Easy Small Business Internet and Cloud

TechRepublic have a write up on Windows Server 2012 Essentials. The article asks why you should consider WS2012e and why it is the Small Business Server (SBS) successor. Simplified administration and management as well as a client Launchpad which focuses on backup and shared access with Mac support. An interesting read, which you can find […]


The BYOB Podcast Episode 121

Episode 121 of the BYOB podcast is up: “Kevin Schoonover joins the BYOB crew this week for an all rants n raves episode. Some new cloud storage services. PlayOn” You can catch episode 121 here.


The Home Server Show Podcast Episode 224

A short 19 minute episode of The Home Server Show this week. Episode 224 has Jim Collison live from the Drobo Meetup, which you can find here.


The World’s Fastest HP MicroServer

The worlds fastest Small Business Server lives in the trunk of a supercharged 2008 SRT8 Dodge Challenger. A HP ProLiant MicroServer runs SBS 2011 which is mounted on a SSD to mitigate vibration from the car: “Using the netbook back at the pits, we logged into the HP MicroServer via RDP and ran System Information […]


Windows Server 2012 Editions Chart

If you would like to know the difference between the Windows Server 2012 products and editions then Microsoft have a chart available for download. The chart includes WS2012 Essentials and details the different limits, server roles and features in all the Server 2012 editions. You can download the chart in PDF form directly from here.


The Home Tech Podcast Episode 113

Episode 113 of the Home Tech Podcast is up. Host Jim Collison Jim was able to spend time at the Cali Lewis / Drobo meet up in Omaha recently.  He recorded several interviews from that event and they have been added to the end of this episode. You can find this episode here.


The Home Server Show Podcast–Streaming

  Its that time again for another episode of "The Home Server Show" podcast: “Richard Gunther from The Digital Media Zone joins me to talk streaming services and devices.  We are tossing a very wide net on this show in order to come up with what might be the best hardware and services for streaming […]


Play Videos from WHS Directly to an Xbox 360

The groovyPost have a blog post on how to play videos from Windows Home Server directly to an Xbox 360: “The Play To feature in Windows 8 and Windows RT allows you to stream music, movies, and photos from your PC to Xbox 360 and other compatible devices. If you have a home server or […]


The BYOB Podcast Episode 120

Its time for another episode of the BYOB podcast: “Haswell and Durango are, and we’re excited! Seagate central. Automatic will it improve your gas mileage and make you a better driver? We discuss RAID, HDDs, SSDs and storage configuration.” You can find episode 120 here.