Category: News


Video: Remote Web Access in WHS 2011

Another Learning Bites video has been made available for Windows Home Server 2011 users, and this one is on remote web access. Remote Web Access allows you to stream music, videos and pictures remotely over the web to almost anywhere in the world. In essence, Remote Web Access is your personal in the cloud storage […]


BYOB Podcast Episode 48

The latest episode of the BYOB podcast is available with lots of good stuff for the Build Your Own Box user. You can find episode 48 here.


WHS 2011 Resource Material for Download

Microsoft have put together various Windows Home Server 2011 resource material for download. Items available for download include a Windows Home Server 2011 vs Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials product comparison, a 20 page getting started guide, a datasheet, top 10 reasons to buy Windows Home Server 2011 plus lots more. You can find […]


MediaSmart Server LED Management for WHS2011

A developer by the name of Lewis has made a driver that makes the lights work correctly on the HP MediaSmart Server if you have upgraded it to WHS 2011. After upgrading these to WHS 2011, and without this driver the HDD lights would stay off and the system light would blink all the time. […]


The Home Server Show Podcast Episode 141

Episode 141 of "The Home Server Show" podcast is available for your download or streaming pleasure. This weeks episode has the latest Home Server news, more details on Drive Extender replacements plus lots of great chat from Dave and the gang which you can find here.


Video: WHS 2011 Windows Phone 7 Connector

YouTube user jvonkuster has posted a video of the new "Windows Home Server 2011 Windows Phone 7 Connector" app. jvonkuster video goes through the installation and configuration process and gives us a look at the various screens which are available:


WHS2011 Media Library Design Shortcomings?

One Windows Home Server 2011 user isn’t happy with his experience when accessing the Media Library via Remote Web Access. Geoff Coupe explains the errors he receives and also what he sees as design limitations in the Media interface. An interesting read which you can find here.


A Look Inside Our Hard Drives

Engineer Guy Bill Hammack tears down a hard drive and shows us how it is engineered. Bill opens up the hard drive and describes how the "head" reads the magnetic information on the disk, how a voice coil motor and a slider controls the position of the head and explains how smooth a disk must […]


Video: WHS 2011 Dashboard and it’s Features

Another Windows Home Server Learning Bites video has been posted on the Microsoft WindowsHomeSvr2011’s Channel. This five minute video covers a high level overview of the new Windows Home Server 2011 Dashboard and it’s features. More Learning Bites videos can be found here.


WHS Meetup this Saturday with Live Feed

The Home Server Show are having a meetup in Ft. Atkinson, Wisconsin this coming Saturday (June 25th) between 10:00 and 16:00. Sponsored by Drobo, the guys will be giving away some great goodies and if you live too far away from Wisconsin, then the meetup will also have a live feed too – Great stuff! […]