If you’ve ever found yourself dealing with issues with a Windows Home Server Add-In, only to find a new version was released weeks ago or you’re struggling to find a good place to find a certain Add-In then help is at hand from our friends over at Homeserverland.
Add-In Central is now available as a public beta, I’ve been using the Beta for a while now and I think it’s quite simply a must have! If you are an iPhone or iTouch user then you will know how useful the App Store is and this is exactly what we get from Add-In Central, and much more.
This Add-In is designed to help you find and monitor Windows Home Server Add-Ins from within the Console, it allows you to browse for Add-Ins by category, keyword or popularity and also lists which Add-Ins are newly released. Application summaries and screenshots of the Add-Ins are provided and also valuable links to the vendor’s sites for further information. Once you’ve found an Add-In that you want, Add-in Central can download it to your Home Server and guide you through the installation process. And to top it off, it will notify you when a new version of an Add-In you have installed is available.
My only real gripe I have is the number of downloads shown as these are based on clicks via the HomeServerLand site and not a true representation. For example, WHS Health shows 173 downloads yet we’ve had over 1300 this month. Maybe a minor point, but I think some users might see the number of downloads as a guide to it’s popularity.
This is quite simply an Add-In that should be part of Windows Home Server and I highly recommend testing it out.