April 2011

Late last year when HP announced that they were discontinuing the MediaSmart Server and Data Vault products, we announced our commitment and enthusiasm to the fundamental concepts that this site is built upon. We believe there is still a need for backups, centralized storage, remote access, media streaming and all that we have come to […]

An update for Drive Bender Beta 2, the add in for several Operating Systems including Windows Home Server 2011 which brings back the Drive Extender feature removed from WHS 2011, has just been released. I have not had a lot of time to spend with Drive Bender to really give good feedback, although from the […]

A few weeks ago I decided to write an article about the Xtreamer Ultra, a mini-ITX PC announced by Xtreamer. A big reason for my article was because I felt there was a lot of confusion and questions about the Ultra. One of the big questions I had was about the claim that the Xtreamer […]

A few months back I took a look at the My Movies iPad App which built off the popular My Movies Home Entertainment platform. Since then several new features have been added which include full remote control and playback on both Windows Media Center and Dune Media Players. I thought I would take a quick […]

The Microsoft Windows Home Server Blog have announced that MSDN and Technet subscribers can now download the RTM version of Windows Home Server 2011. For those of you happy to see the back of DE, then it’s worth taking a peek. I’ve been running it in production now for a few days and if I’m […]

My Movies, the popular Video Management Add In for Windows Media Center, has just released their Add-in for Windows Home Server 2011. My Movies for Windows Home Server 2011 overall contains the same functionality as My Movies for Windows Home Server, but where My Movies for Windows Home Server shares components with My Movies 3, […]

One area that I have been wanting to get in to is home surveillance, similar to jmpage2′s writeup on video surveillance and Windows Home Server. Unfortunately this always gets thrown to the back burner in place of other projects, but hopefully sooner then later I will start experimenting. I just got notification of a new […]

Last month I picked up the iPad 2, a bit of a spontaneous buy, and to date I have been debating whether or not the purchase was worth it. Well, a few days ago Cablevision released their free iPad App (called the Optimum for iPad App) which may have single-handedly justified my purchase. The new […]

Microsoft today announced the first OEM hardware running Windows Home Server 2011. The new product is developed in partnership with Victorinox, maker of the popular Swiss Army knife and other products, and will be called the Swiss Army Home Server. The Swiss Army Home Server sports the following specifications: Windows Home Server 2011 AMD dual […]