Category: News


The Home Server Show Podcast Episode 198

Episode 198 of The Home Server Show is up: The Home Server Show welcomes the CEO of ioSafe, Robb Moore, to talk about the new N2 NAS powered by Synology.  This fireproof/waterproof NAS is an affordable two bay NAS that comes with ioSafe protections and Synology redundancy.  Were talking to Robb about why ioSafe went […]


My Server App for Windows Phone for WS2012 Essentials

The Windows Server Essentials and Small Business Server Blog gives us a run down on the My Server app for windows phone for Windows Server 2012 Essentials (that’s a mouth full!). Available now in the Windows Phone store the My Server app will allow you to view the following information from Windows Server 2012 Essentials: […]


Virivault Online Backup from ViridianPC

ViridianPC have launched Virivault their online backup service. The Virivault backup client provides the facility to backup your server to both a local target on your network (such an a NAS or even a second server), and to secure off-site storage which is provided by Amazon’s S3 cloud storage system, with storage facilities in North […]


Paul Thurrott Chooses Windows Server 2012 Essentials

Paul Thurrott is choosing Windows Server 2012 Essentials for his home office after comparing it to WHS 2011 on his HP ProLiant MicroServer N40L. …if you can put up with a bit of complexity – and the cost, what you get in return in a real server. Paul takes us through his setup and also […]


MyMovies for WHS 2011 and Integration

PCDoc tells us his experiences on using MyMovies on his freshly installed WHS 2011 integrating it with his iPad and Windows Media Center: “I really like this application and if you’re a movie fan as I am, this app could almost single handedly justify the purchase of a tablet.  It is a perfect example of […]


The BYOB Podcast Episode 99

Episode 99 of the BYOB podcast is up: “Ivy Bridge i3 is finally here! Server woes, venting, rants, discussion. iPhone 5, Lumina 920 We’re getting them, but the real issue isn’t the hardware its shared data plans.” You can find episode 99 here.


Samsung F4 2TB Hard Drives for $100

The Samsung F4 2TB hard drive is on sale for $99.99 at Newegg. This Samsung 3.5" internal bare hard drive has a 32MB cache on the SATA 3.0Gb/s interface. The EcoGreen F4 ST2000DL004 hard drive normally costs $139.99 but is currently on offer for $99.99 saving you $40. SAMSUNG EcoGreen F4 2TB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s […]


The Home Server Show Podcast Episode 197

Episode 197 of "The Home Server Show" podcast is up, and in this weeks offering: “This week is all about Storage Spaces.  We have Mike Faucher from the BYOB Podcast and we are literally drilling him with questions. Install, Speed, etc. I hope we covered it all!  This, the meetup, and some news.” You can […]


Hands-On with Windows Server 2012 Essentials

ArsTechnica gives us a hands-on with Windows Server 2012 Essentials. The comprehensive 3 page post takes a look at the Dashboard, and takes us through the process of adding clients. Email options are also taken a look at as well as Anywhere Access. Its a big read, which you can find here.


CrashPlan Offer a FREE Year of Unlimited Backup

CrashPlan is offering either a free year of unlimited backup for one computer which normally costs $50 or for up to 10 computers for approx. 60% off ($50 for the year instead of $120). Valid for new customers in the US only this offer is intended for those switching from Carbonite however the promotion only […]