Angry Birds Add-In Released for Windows Home Server 2011

by Alex Kuretz on April 1, 2012 · 3 comments


Rovio and Microsoft have granted me the exclusive right to announce what is arguably the most exciting news for Windows Home Server 2011 ever – the release of the wildly popular Angry Birds series of games as an Add-In for Windows Home Server 2011.

I asked Rovio about the technical challenges involved with making the special Windows Home Server Add-In, and here’s what they had to say:

After we had done the work of porting the Angry Birds code to work on Windows Phone 7 there were very few additional changes required in order to get Angy Birds to run on the Windows Home Server platform. Strategically, this move also brings us one step closer to achieving our goal of world domination!

Personally I’m pleased about this announcement, as my family and I have long been fans of the games. The Angry Birds Add-In for WHS 2011 is available in a free trial and can be purchased for $5.99. Will you be purchasing the Angry Birds Add-In? Post in the comments and let us know what you think of this years April Fools Day post. :) Also be sure to check out our previous April Fools Day posts.

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I'm Alex Kuretz, and I'm the founder of I was the Lead Test and Integration Engineer at HP for the MediaSmart Server until April 2008 when I moved on to other opportunities outside HP. I've kept active in the Windows Home Server community, creating several add-ins and helping users make the most of their Home Servers.


Damian April 1, 2012 at 8:24 am

Supposedly if you beat the game it will open up Drive Extender in WHS 2011!

Brajesh April 2, 2012 at 10:19 am

Windows 8 lets you build a storage pool, similar to WHS v1. Unfortunately, early tests have shown read/writes speeds to be slow, but if MS addresses that for the final release, it may be the true replacement for WHS v1 for some of us.

Curtis April 1, 2012 at 1:15 pm

This is BS. It was announced that it was going to come out for all of us WHS v1 owners, to make full use of drive extender storage capabilities to store all the extra graphics needed for the new 3d graphics. Not it has been scaled back to 2d to support 2011?? First they mess over Windows Phone owners and now this…

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