Category: News


Meet Ups for the Home Server Community

We have a couple of meet ups for you which may be of interest to the Home Server community. Firstly Home Server Show are organizing the HSS Meet up 2012, their 2nd annual meet up which will take place on October, 20th, in a location TBD, although it is sure to be the North Indianapolis […]


A Deluxe Home Server Build have updated their build sheet up for a deluxe Home Server. Based around the Intel Pentium G620T processor with 4GB of RAM, a ASUS P8H77-I mini-ITX H77 motherboard housed in a Fractal Design Array R2 300W case. And all for £2,063.45 – Yikes! You can  find their component list here.


Media on WHS not Populating on Windows 8?

We mentioned a tip the other day from Windows guru Paul Thurrott about getting your media library’s populated when using Windows 8. If you are still having problems getting your media (especially photos) from Windows Home Server populating on your Windows 8 PC then Paul has some further information for you no why this is […]


The BYOB Podcast Episode 97

Episode 97 of the BYOB podcast is up: “This week BYOB discusses Some Windows 8 RTM issues. Server 2012 Essentials. Cord cutting updates.” You can find episode 97 here.


The Home Server Show Podcast Episode 194

It’s that time again for another episode of "The Home Server Show" podcast. And in this week’s show: The Windows Server 2012 Essentials Release Candidate is now available so we are trying to make some sense of it compared to the last version we saw.  We also briefly dive into the topic of where you […]


Microsoft Has a New Logo after 25 Years

For the first time in 25 years Microsoft have their selves a new logo: …the new Microsoft logo takes its inspiration from our product design principles while drawing upon the heritage of our brand values, fonts and colors. The logo has two components: the logotype and the symbol. For the logotype, we are using the […]


Windows Server 2012 Essentials Release Candidate (RC) Available

Windows Server 2012 Essentials has just gone to Release Candidate (RC) stage. WS2012e RC is now available for you to download and evaluate the  Windows Server Essentials and Small Business Server blog informed us today. Being the successor to WHS 2011 here are just some of the major changes in RC: Increased support for importing […]


The new Balancing System in StableBit DrivePool

StableBit have an article on their blog about the 1.2 beta version of StableBit DrivePool. The article takes a look at the new balancing system, which can be built in or third party plug-ins: “…a balancer is responsible for moving pooled files around the individual pooled drives. Keep in mind that this is only happening […]


The Home Server Show Podcast Episode 193

Its time for another episode of The Home Server Show podcast and on this week’s edition: “We’re back and there is a lot to go over this week.  Windows 8 has hit MSDN and TechNet and UR3 is available to Windows Home Server 2011 owners.  We take a look at Windows 8 and install UR3 […]


LCD Screen Upgrade Kit for the HP ProLiant MicroServer

ServersPlus has their LCD screen mod we mentioned earlier this month available as an upgrade kit for the HP ProLiant MicroServer. The kit includes a LCD screen, Internal USB Header to USB converter cable, and a bracket (including cables) to mount a 3.5" hard-drive in the optical bay behind the screen. The USB LCD panel […]