WD have announced their first hard drives specifically for NAS devices. Designed for the always-on 1 to 5 bay NAS devices, these WD Red hard drives are now shipping in 3.5-inch 1 TB, 2 TB and 3 TB capacities for the home and small office user on the SATA 6 Gb/s interface with 64 MB […]
SkyDrive vs. NAS vs. Windows Home Server vs. Windows’ Shares is the title of a blog post on the "Hal’s (Im)Perfect Vision" blog. Although not a comparison about these four products, the blog entry looks at the strategic realities of these four mechanisms for sharing and backing up data with both backward and forward looks. […]
The Building Windows 8 Blog have a post on Protecting user files with File History: “Backing up your critical files is something we all know we should do. Even with everything in SkyDrive, it is still something we need to do. With Windows 8, we took a new look at the way backup can work […]
ServeTheHome gives their take on why Windows Home Server failed. “Recently Microsoft announced that Windows Home Server will not see another version and is effectively discontinued. I actually think this makes a lot of sense, as I always felt that once the new drive extender technology was removed from Windows Home Server 2011 the product […]
Chris Wahi gives us a video review of the HP ProLiant MicroServer. Although the review looks at the MicroServer as a ESXi host for use in the home lab, it also has some great information including a link to a site which explains how to get a pair of 8GB Memory modules working on the […]
At Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference in Canada today the company’s Tami Reller announced that Windows 8 is "on track" to be Released to Manufacturing (RTM) in the first week on August and available in retail stores (General Availability) at the end of October 2012. The Windows Server Blog also announced that Windows Server 2012 is […]
Episode 91 of the BYOB podcast is up: “WHS2011 is dead! Server 2012 essentials, Windows 8’s amazing deal,AMD does it still blow? Intel 330 SSD, iOS Podcast app, WD has Routers?! Gigabyte and Thunderbolt…wonder twin powers activate! Welcome to the BYOB Podcast!” You can find episode 91 here.
With the announcement this week that Windows Home Server as we currently know it will not make another version, ars technica took up the story with a history of its success (and failures), which makes an interesting read. You can find it here.
Microsoft have just published a downloadable FAQ on Windows Server 2012 Essentials. The 6 page PDF asks such questions such as: Why did Microsoft change the name of Windows Small Business Server Essentials to Windows Server Essentials? Who are the target customers for Windows Server 2012 Essentials? What is included with Windows Server 2012 Essentials? […]
Microsoft have also just published the following information regarding Windows Home Server: Q: Will there be a next version of Windows Home Server? A: No. Windows Home Server has seen its greatest success in small office/home office (SOHO) environments and among the technology enthusiast community. For this reason, Microsoft is combining the features that were […]