Category: News


The BYOB Podcast Episode 84

Episode 84 of the BYOB podcast is up, and this week: “Z77, Ivy Bridge, Windows 8 talk, SplashTop, and Cloud Drives.  Tonight we have some in depth discussions on the new Ivy Bridge CPU’s and the Z77 chipsets.  We also hash out some differences on the various cloud drives such as Dropbox, SkyDrive, and G […]


WD Caviar Green HDD Intellipark Fix

If you have one of Western Digital’s Caviar Green HDDs then the drives Intellipark technology parks the drives heads and turn off unnecessary electronics after 8 seconds of inactivity to help save power. But the only problem with this is that some software and OS’s are incompatible with the Intellipark feature causing endless head parking […]


Drive Bender Extended Trial Version Available

Drive Bender have an extended trial key available which allows you to trial their Drive Extender type add-in for WHS 2011 users until the 1st July. If you also have tried Drive Bender in the past and wish to try it again, or simply want to extend your current trial period, just use this key: […]


Windows 8 Release Preview in Early June

Microsoft announced via a tweet that the Release Preview of Windows 8 will be made available the first week of June. The tweet from the Building Windows 8 team came from Japan’s Windows 8 Dev Days conference where Windows chief Steven Sinofsky announced the news. UPDATE: The Windows Server Blog has also stated that they […]


The Home Server Show Podcast Episode 180

Another week and another episode of The Home Server Show: I crawled out from underneath my rock and found out how popular this Hunger Games stuff is.  Also, Microsoft drops a bombshell on the Media Center enthusiast crowd.  Media Center is now an add on software only on the Windows 8 Pro edition.  John, Jim, […]


Windows Server 8 becomes Windows Server 2012

After naming the desktop and ARM editions of Windows 8, Microsoft have also announced that Windows Server 8 will be known as Windows Server 2012 when it is released later this year. The next version of Windows Home Server will be based on this server edition which will include Microsoft’s new Resilient File System (ReFS), […]


Drive Bender Tomcat Release Due 24th April

All being well version 1.3 of Drive Bender (code name Tomcat) will be available on the 24th April. Drive Bender have just posted the following screen shots of their upcoming release, and I must say it looks very nice too:


Two Editions Only for Windows 8 Plus Media Center available as an Add-In

Microsoft have announced that Windows 8 is the official product name for the next x86/64 editions of Windows and that there will only be two editions, Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro. Windows 8 will be targeted towards consumers whilst Windows 8 Pro is targeted towards tech enthusiasts and business/technical professionals, and will include the […]


The BYOB Podcast Episode 83

Episode 83 of the BYOB podcast is up. This week’s episode of the "Build Your Own Box" podcast has guest Michael Ross talking about his really impressive systems and his thoughts on media and cutting the cord. You can find it here.


The Home Server Show Podcast Episode 179

SBS, WHS 2011, Multipoint Server and Drive Extender are all talked about on this weeks edition of The Home Server Show podcast. Small Business Server MVP Susan Bradley joins Dave, John and Jim in episode 179 which you can find here.