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Video: Unboxing HP’s MediaSmart Windows Home Server

In this video I unbox and give a brief tour of a HP MediaSmart Windows Home Server. It’s a very compact unit with plenty of space for adding more storage and it has plenty of expansion options.  So have a look at this video and then compare it with the…

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Download WHS Toolkit User Manual

The Windows Home Server Toolkit is a collection of tools that helps you troubleshoot issues with Windows Home Server, it’s a nice utility that enables Error Reporting, Connector Troubleshooting and comes with a Windows Home Server Toolkit Add-in Microsoft have posted a document covering how to use the toolkit, so…

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Tranquil PC to Launch T7-HDX Home Server Extender

When I visited Tranquil’s office last year one of the cool technologies David showed me was their Server Extender. One of the problems with the small and compact T7 is that adding extra space means extra USB hard disks cluttering up your setup, so the T7-HDX Server Extender solves this…

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New Blog and forum: Microsoft Coder’s Media Life

Please welcome to TheDigitalLifestyle.com Microsoft’s Steve Lindsay. Steve is to ‘Champion’ Media Center and Home Server for several communities and TheDigitalLifestyle.com is one of them. Steve is going to be answering questions in the forums and writing on his new blog. So what does ‘Champion’ mean?, it means that I…

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Recorded TV Manager to help with Media Center and WHS integration?

As I blogged about here at the moment there is no easy way to link Media Center and Home server without some heavy config work. But according to Philip Churchill Windows Home Server blog Recorded TV Manager could be an answer. This is a addin for Windows Home Server, priced…

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How do you integrate Windows Home Server and Windows Media Center in your home setup?

smicale in the forums asks how other uses are integrating Windows Home Server and Windows Media Center in their home setups. I am interested to hear how people are using the systems to distribute their content around their home. One of the problems with Windows Home Server is that out…

The Media Center Show No.140 – CES Interviews

By Ian Dixon (18mb 53mins 40sec)  Vote for the show on Podcast Alley Direct Download Link – Subscribe via iTunes – Subscribe via RSS Back with a full show after my CES trip and this is my first batch of interviews from CES. I have Todd Headrick from the Windows…

The Media Center Show No.140 – CES Interviews

By Ian Dixon (18mb 53mins 40sec)  Vote for the show on Podcast Alley Direct Download Link – Subscribe via iTunes – Subscribe via RSS Back with a full show after my CES trip and this is my first batch of interviews from CES. I have Todd Headrick from the Windows…

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CES Day 2 Round Up

So another packed day at CES. This morning I talked to Todd Headrick from the Windows Home Server team about a year of Windows Home Server and what the newly announced Windows Home Server Power Pack is all about. I talked to Ricavision about the new Sideshow remotes which look…

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Home Server News at CES

  As Terry Walsh mentioned in today’s [TMCS], Microsoft have announced Windows Home Server Power Pack 1, this is an update for Home Server that will delivered automatically over Windows Update. Features include: The Windows Home Server Connector will be able to be installed on home computers running Windows Vista…