The Digital Lifestyle Show No 303–Interesting

We are all back for this weeks show and to be honest it was an interesting show (listen and you will understand what I mean) This week we talk waking a Windows Media Center PC from sleep via an Extender, my Windows Home Server build, Media Center Standby tool, Sony’s…

Building Your Own Windows Home Server 2011

  My two HP MediaSmart Home Servers have been chugging along for a few years now and I thought it was about time I moved up to Windows Home Server 2011. As there is no real upgrade path from Windows Home Server v1 I took the opportunity to get some…

The Digital Lifestyle Show No 302–Angry Birds Everywhere

This week Garry and Andrew were to busy playing Angry Birds to join me on the show so Jason Coombes from TDL Mobile joins me to talk about the weeks news including Microsoft UK launching the Windows collection, Apple updates, Broadway 2T for streaming TV to the iPad and Windows Home…

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RTFM before you install Windows Home Server says Ed Bott

On the last podcast (show 301) we discussed building a new Windows Home Server 2011 box and I am about to get the hardware together to start my own WHS project, so I was really interested to read Ed Bott’s post on installing WHS 2011. Unlike most of us Ed…

The Digital Lifestyle Show No 301- Live from the Gadget Show

This week Garry, Andrew and I met up at the Gadget Show Live press day to recorded the show. The Gadget Show Live is a show aimed at tech and gaming enthusiasts with stands from manufactures and venders. So Garry, Andrew and I got together and sat down at lunch…

The Digital Lifestyle Show No 300–Prizes and Ed Bott

Welcome to the 300th edition of the show that started out in 2005 as The Media Center Show, it been great being part of the community and I love doing the show. So to celebrate we have Ed Bott returning to the show, Ed was last on show 250 last…

Windows Home Server 2011 available on TechNet and MSDN Subscribers

The Windows Home Server team have announced the availability of Windows Home Server 2011 for TechNet and MSDN Subscribers. Developers can download Home Server 2011 and the SDK and start creating Windows Home Server 2011 addins, they include Visual Studio 2010 samples an templates. Microsoft are saying an evaluations edition…

My Movies for Windows Home Server 2011 Pre Release

My Movies for Windows Home Server 2011 has hit the pre-release stage and can be downloaded from MyMovies.dk, the new version works as a backend for My Movies 4.00 Pre Release 5 and brings My Movies for Windows Home Server up to the My Movies 4 design. So if you…

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Windows Home Server 2011 Signed Off

After a long and somewhat traumatic development phase Windows Home Server 2011 has been signed off. It’s been a couple of months since the release candidate was made available and this is final stage in a difficult birth. There was a considerable outcry from the Windows Home Server community when…

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Drive Extender: Good Bye and Good Riddance

The blogosphere has been highly indignant about the removal of drive extender (DE) from Windows Home Server (WHS) 2011. Most WHS users seem to have known “good DE”, but I’ve meet “bad DE”; and it makes me want to see the back of it. The saga started when I noticed backups…