In a soon-to-be-published research report, Forrester Research analyst J.P. Gownder figures that home servers (not just those running Microsoft’s home server product) will reach 4.5 million households by 2012. That’s up from just 190,000 such servers last year. Gownder said “That’s a pretty good growth rate,” , though he added that “it’s still a niche [...]
Over at CNET, a guy by the name of Greg Hoza posted this under a thread for 2008 predictions on their forums: I predict that (qualifying): For families with more than 2 computers in the home that the WINDOWS HOME SERVER will become as common as the IPod. I say this in light of the [...]
Windows Home Server has been hard to find on retail shelves, but Microsoft product manager Joel Sider has stated that HP’s MediaSmart Server will be available in the US at Circuit City stores this week and is expected to be on Best Buy shelves later in the month.
The Windows Home Server Team Blog have details on Power Pack 1 for Windows Home Server, the first minor release for WHS that will ship in the first half of this year (2008).More details later today. In the meantime, check out the post here.
Yikes! The MediaSmart Server has been chopped in half….or has it? Actually no. It’s the new Linux powered NAS device from HP known as the Media Vault. Available in 2 configurations the entry-level mv2100 comes with a 500Gb hard drive, and the mv5100 has two 500GB or 750GB drives. Additional capacity is available via two [...]
Two new Knowledge base articles have been added for Windows Home Server. The first is How to troubleshoot the “Backup service is not running” error message in Windows Home Server (946339) and covers five different methods to troubleshoot the “Backup service is not running” error message or backup database inconsistency error in WHS. The second [...]
HP has got some more enhancements coming to its MediaSmart Server this February for free which will be available via download. The 3 updates include server protection via McAfee Antivirus which will be free for the first seven months. PacketVideo technology will enhance the the media streaming process from MediaSmart Server to other digital media [...]
One of the benefits of now being an MVP is that tonight I had the opportunity to take part in the monthly discussion with the WHS Team which highlighted that the data corruption issue which affects some users will NOT effect those using just the one hard drive. So, only those of you using multiple [...]
If you have looked at the Fujitsu Siemens Scaleo Home Server page lately you may have noticed that they have but up a flash demo that takes you through the features of the unit. View the demo from here.
Today four new MVP’s were announced, bring the total to seven. MVP’s or Microsoft Most Valuable Professional’s are people that have made significant contributions to various technical communities (in this case WHS) throughout the year. So congratulations to Andrew Edney author of the Windows Home Server Users Guide, Woody Leonhard author of Windows Home Server [...]