September 2010

Windows Home Server MVP Nick Asseloos of ASoft, the creator of many popular Add-Ins for Windows Home Server, has now released AutoExit 2010 Beta-1 for Windows Home Server Vail.  This add-is contains the same features of AutoExit for Windows Home Server v1 but this is of course for Vail. AutoExit 2010 for Windows Home Server […]

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Media Browser 2.2.8 Released

by Damian on September 22, 2010 · 5 comments

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For anyone using Windows Media Center, Media Browser is a must plug in. Last night the next version of Media Browser, version 2.2.8 (Orion) was just released. I have been experiencing an annoying issue with covers appearing properly, so hopefully this latest release fixes the issue. Also, one significant change is that even though the […]

The CPU heat sink used in the MediaSmart Server is custom designed with a special hole pattern that does not allow it to be replaced with commercially available parts. It is also a passive design, relying on air movement from the two 80mm server case fans to provide cooling. In practice this works fairly well, […]

Andreas Miceli, the creator of popular WHS v1 Add-Ins Advanced Admin Console, Update History, Fritz Box and Scaleo has announced a Technical Preview of Advanced Admin Console vNext Add-In for Windows Home Server Vail and Aurora. Last year Andreas received the We Got Served Reader Award 2009 for his popular Advanced Admin Console Add-In.  He […]

Microsoft have let us know they plan to move the Add-Ins pages they host on the Windows Home Server pages on to Pinpoint. While it’s initially pertinent to WHS developers, it’s also worth looking at Pinpoint for other applications outside of WHS. Obviously MediaSmartServer.Net Add-Ins will still be available via our own Add-Ins page […]

As someone who stores all my media on my Windows Home Server I am always looking at different products available for streaming my media remotely. This includes being able to access content remotely over the internet as well as portable devices such as an iPhone. About a week ago I came across a product called […]

Sam Wood of Tentacle Software and myself joined the crew on the Home Server Show for a great in-depth discussion last night, and they have just published the show. We cover our Windows Home Server Add-Ins (my BDBB, Sam’s Disk Management and BlackBox), developing for Windows Home Server, and paid versus free Add-Ins. We recorded […]

One of the most popular front ends for Home Theater PCs is XBMC. It is a light-weight application that has a huge user base and community. Adding to its popularity XBMC can be installed on practically every platform (OSX, Linux, Windows, AppleTV, and Live via USB Flash Drive). XBMC has set the standard for how […]

Every now and then when we are on safari either to the mall or friends house we have the need to get some data off of or otherwise gain remote access to our Home Server. It’s easy to get alerts from and see information about your Home Server by using Add-Ins such as Remote Notification […]

I’m pleased to announce the release of a new version of the Windows Home Server Backup Database-Backup (BDBB) Add-In. Version includes a couple of new features that I believe you will find useful, as well as an updated user interface to accommodate the new features. Here’s a list of what’s changed in this release. […]