Today I have put out an update for Media Center Health Monitor that will alert you to problem with recordings, disk space etc via Twitter. So as well as the notification via email, popup and the web service the app can tweet you when there is a problem with you Windows Media Center system.
I did have Twitter features in the old version but I removed then due the changes in the Twitter API. The updated version uses a PIN system with Twitter and doesn’t store any of your twitter details in the application.
To use Twitter load the app and go to the Twitter tab, click on Start Authorize. Then enter your Twitter username and password details and click on Authorise App. It will give you a PIN number which you can type in the PIN box, then click on the Complete Authorise button. This will enable the program to post on your behalf but does not have any of your Twitter details.
I created a separate Twitter account to post the statues to and then I followed the new account. The app will post service status changes, recording events and low disk space warnings.
Ian Dixon is a Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional), founder of TheDigitalLifestyle.com tech site and producer of the weekly The Digital Lifestyle Show podcast. Ian has been writing and talking about Windows for over 10 years and has over 20 years in IT as an IT Manager. Ian has thousands of followers on Twitter and Facebook and over 4 million views on his YouTube channel.