Category: News


The Features in Windows Server 2012

A couple of articles for you on Windows Server 2012 the OS behind the new WS2012e. First up InfoWorld takes a look at Server 2012 and its features in a 3 page article. Next WindowsITPro looks at the top ten storage enhancements in Windows Server 2012 which include a revised Chkdsk, thin provisioning, data deduplication, […]


My Server for WS2012e for Windows Phone

My Server (codename) for Windows Server 2012 Essentials is available for Windows Phone users on the Marketplace. The public beta of My Server enables server status monitoring, management for both users and devices and also allows for media consumption on your Windows Phone.     The app can be found here or can be found […]


Multimedia Activities may Cause a Computer that is Running WS2012e to Stop Responding

Microsoft have issued a fix for Windows Server 2012 (which includes WS2012e) and Windows 8 Release Preview where Multimedia or communication activities may cause the computer to stop responding. The system may randomly stop responding (hang) when you work on multimedia or communication activities. This problem may occur during video editing, unified communications, or any […]


The BYOB Podcast Episode 92

Episode 92 of the BYOB podcast is up, and this week: “Haswell, Server 2012 storage spaces testing and the great domain debate rages on. eVGA mini motherboard, and the Google Nexus hands on…” You can find episode 92 here.


Long Live Windows Home Server

Podcast Entertainment 2.0 has Windows Home Server MVP Dave McCabe talking about (you guessed it) Windows Home Server: David brings with him his vast Home Server experience to discuss what the death of Home Server means for its fans, and for the Media Center community. Many Media Center users, including Josh and Richard, also incorporate […]


WD Red NAS Hard Drives show 10% Reduction in Temperature

Another review on Western Digital’s (WD) Red hard drive designed specifically for NAS users and this time its from Serve The Home. We are told about 3D Active Balance Plus, TLER – time limited error recovery and Command Completion. This of course is backed up with some performance numbers too. Western Digital are also claiming […]


Open Source alternatives to Windows Home Server has a 5 page listing of open source alternatives to Windows Home Server. Most Features of WHS can be Easily Duplicated – But would you want too? It takes a look at OpenMediaVault and VortexBox for Media Streaming. FreeNAS and Openfiler for file sharing. Nagios for host health monitoring and for centralised backup Areca […]


The Home Server Show 190 – Storage Spaces and Domain vs. Workgroup

Episode 190 of The Home Server Show podcast is available and this week the guys are breaking down domain vs. workgroup and Storage Spaces in the new beta of Windows Server 2012 Essentials. “It’s another Windows Home Server post-mortem but there are no tears; only celebration. Well, maybe not that happy but we are looking […]


Windows 8 General Availability October 26th 2012

Steven Sinofsky announced at Microsoft’s annual sales meeting that customers will be able to get Windows 8 on October 26th, 2012 either on  a new PC or as an upgrade. Earlier this month at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, Tami Reller told attendees Windows 8 would be available in October and now we have a […]


Video: Are Your Green Drives Killing Your NAS?

Revision3’s TEKZiLLA twice weekly tech show have a segment entitled “Are your Green Drives Killing Your NAS?” In this 10 minute segment’s Allyn Malventano talks about Western Digital’s new Red NAS Drives with their Time Limited Error Recovery – TLER (normally only available in enterprise RAID edition drives) and automatic dynamic balancing. Allyn also […]