Category: News


The Home Server Show Podcast Episode 129

The latest edition of The Home Server Show podcast is up with an hour and a half of pure Home Server talk with a pinch of media and gadget mixed in. Dave and the gang also dive into the release details of WHS2011. Episode 129 can be found here.


Win 3 Copies of CloudBerry Online Backup on World Backup Day

With today being “World Backup Day 2011” we thought we would make it special for Windows Home Server users courtesy of our friends at CloudBerry Lab. Cloudberry make the fine add-in CloudBerry Online Backup for Windows Home Server which enables you to backup and restore online to the cloud using Amazon S3 storage. The Cloudberry […]


HP Microserver Cashback Final Day

If you’re in the UK then it’s the final day to pick up a HP ProLiant Microserver and claim £100 cash back bring the price down to around £130-£140 Its a great little machine (as I have one) and with a RAM upgrade makes an ideal home for WHS2011. You can find a retailer here […]


Shipping WHS2011 – A Workers Perspective

Kyle Smith works in the Windows Server division at Microsoft and gives his experience in shipping the RTM version of WHS2011 yesterday. Every time I release a piece of software, I like to reflect on where I can see a piece of myself in that release. You can find Kyle’s post here.


1TB Platters for Hard Drives

Samsung is to release a new series of its Spinpoint hard drive which manages 1TB per platter. Currently, companies can only produce 3TB 3.5-inch hard drives, with each platter being 750MB. Now that Samsung has found a way to build 1TB platters for hard drives, the company is poised to release a 4TB Spinpont EcoGreen […]


WHS2011 Final Version Released

The Microsoft Windows Home Server Blog has just announced that WHS2011, the second version of Windows Home Server has just been released. The engineering team has signed off the release version as of 10AM Pacific time today which means we will all be getting our hands on a copy soon – But how soon? Here’s […]


Drobo and BeyondRAID

ars technica has an in depth 3 page review of the Drobo FS Writer Lee Hutchinson explains how he ended up with the Drobo, after coming from Windows Home Server and takes a look at the BeyondRAID technology and how it compares to RAID1, RAID5 and RAID 6. Its an interesting read which you can […]


Online Backup for WHS2011 – KeepVault Vs Cloudberry

The OS Quest blog has a head to head on two online backup add-ins for WHS2011. Both Cloudberry Online Backup for Windows Home Server and KeepVault are taken a look at for for their price, backup destination and the add-ins additional features. And the authors pick in all 3 categories is? You will just have […]


Beta Testers Required for Home Server Smart

The add-in “Home Server Smart” are seeking beta testers to beta test their latest release: Please test out this build and let me know how it works out for you. If you are still finding problems, please post bugs at or update existing bugs there. If you are interested, more details including the beta […]


The Home Server Show Podcast Episode 128

Episode 128 of "The Home Server Show" podcast is available with the weeks Home Server news from Dave and and guys plus Mario Blandini from Drobo dropping by. You can catch up with show 128 here.