October 2009

Owners of the first and second generation of the MediaSmart Server have been looking on the new 3.0 software that ships with the EX490 and EX495 with a bit of jealousy over the past few weeks. Back in May HP committed to delivering an upgrade for these customers so that they could be running the […]

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Subsonic 3.8.beta1 Released

by Damian on October 8, 2009

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Subsonic, one of my favorite apps for streaming music from my WHS over the Internet, has just announced the latest beta release, version 3.8.beta1 (thanks to forum member BullHead for pointing this out). You can download the latest beta release here as well as the latest stable release which is version 3.7. For information on setting up Subsonic […]

About six months ago HP announced a new line of MediaSmart Servers labeled the LX series. The first model in the series was the LX195, a single drive atom powered home server. Well, it looks like HP is ready to update the series. Terry Walsh over at WGS has just discovered that there may be a […]

One of my goals with my digital home setup is to get online content sites like Hulu and Netflix integrated with my various media players. Ideally this would all happen at the WHS level with the media player(s) simply capturing and displaying the feed. There are currently a few options out there, such as PlayON and […]

The new HP StorageWorks X510 Data Vault (simply Data Vault in all but the most formal of situations) has been introduced to us as a MediaSmart Server that is targeted for the small business market. I recently received an evaluation unit from HP and have spent some time looking over the new server and comparing […]

If you’re a Mac owner and have been encountering the infamous “MAC Address” failure while trying to get your Mac set up with your MediaSmart Server, it looks like HP has a fix available that should resolve this issue. A forum member over at MediaSmartHome.com is reporting that HP Support gave him a new version […]

I’m very pleased to announce that on October 1st I received word from Microsoft that I have again been presented with the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award for Windows Home Server. Note that due to some changes in the MVP program, this will be my second consecutive year as a 2009 award recipient. Here’s […]

When Nigel “Cougar” Wilks released his PHP and MySql Installer Add-Ins for Windows Home Server a couple of weeks ago we knew that those two were just the building blocks for delivering much more functionality. Today we get our first new Add-In that capitalizes on the PHP and MySql Add-Ins, in the form of WordPress […]

eWeek.com has published one of the most bizarre and inaccurate product announcements I’ve ever seen. The article is so far out that I have to wonder how this misinformation was passed on. I’m not even sure what to say, so I’ll simply share the screenshots I captured as well as an excerpt of the text […]