Items tagged with Windows Home Server

It's been awhile since we covered the announcements coming out of the Building Windows 8 blog and there have been a number of interesting new articles published. We've got three of the biggest discussed below: New Network Management: Windows 7 made connecting to a WiFi network easy, but managing a 3G connection can be more troublesome. As Billy Anders writes, "you needed to locate and install third-party device drivers, and in some cases software, before ever getting your first connection. If the drivers for your device and software from your mobile operator were not available locally, you had... Read more...
Windows Home Server is right there with Windows CE atop the list of "Microsoft's most under-appreciated operating systems." The OS has been around for a few years now, with HP's line of MediaSmart servers being the closest the system ever came to hitting the mainstream. A lot has changed in the way people view media and consume content since WHS first launched, and it's about time Microsoft took it upon themselves to give the software an update. Today, that's exactly what is happening. The new version of Windows Home Server has been revealed (code name "Vail"), and it promises to bring a bevy of... Read more...
Acer announced the new Acer Aspire easyStore Home Server for customers in the US. In addition to targeting home users, Acer is also hoping small businesses that need to network multiple PCs will be interested in the new server. The easyStore Home Server will run Microsoft Windows Home Server. The server will let users access files and documents on any other computer connected to the network. It will also create an image-based backup of each PC on a daily basis. For quick file uploading, the easyStore Home Server offers one-touch USB copying. After plugging in a USB drive and pushing a button, the... Read more...
While many in the chip making and consumer electronics business are contracting, VIA's expanding. Today, the company has just announced its entry into the design manufacturing service business, which will enable it to provide flexible system hardware solutions, starting with the NSD7200 home storage and media server pictured below.Now, VIA's definitely had time to dabble in small form factor, embedded and IPC markets, so branching out into this market shouldn't take you completely by surprise. VIA's goal here is to combine energy-efficient processor platforms and high quality chassis designs with... Read more...
Microsoft's troubles don't all revolve around Vista.  In fact the Redmond firm's Windows Home Server has been corrupting user's data for  few months now with no end in sight.  Microsoft claimed to burning the midnight oil during the holiday season in order to resolve this issue.  So what are the results of all that burnt oil?Two months have passed and the issue has not been resolved.  Instead, Microsoft conceded that the scope of the problem is much bigger than initially estimated.  Microsoft acknowledged numerous customer reports of corruption in the following programs,... Read more...
What good is a file server if you can't store files on it?  Uh, huh.  Microsoft has posted a Knowledge Base article, KB946676, which warns of file corruption issues with Windows Home Server. "When you use certain programs to edit files on a home computer that uses Windows Home Server, the files may become corrupted when you save them to the home server," Microsoft said in a support document posted last week. The document went on to list the software, which includes Windows Vista Photo Gallery, Windows Live Photo Gallery, OneNote 2003, OneNote 2007, Outlook 2007, Microsoft Money 2007 and... Read more...
Windows Home Server, officially announced earlier this year, is already at the release candidate stage.  The software is designed to allow users with a home network to have a single, quick, and easy to use interface that will allow users to access media from other PCs, NAS boxes, and even Zunes.  The idea is make life easier for families that might have everything from videos to music spread out across multiple machines where it can be confusing to remember where everything is.  That's assuming that the users are even computer savvy enough to know how and where to look.There's even a contest for... Read more...