Nigel Wilks

Bizmodeller have announced a new version of the iHomeServer Add-In which now includes support for Windows Server 2012 Essentials and iTunes 11. If you haven’t used iHomeServer and use any Apple device then it is a highly recommended Add-In which makes your iTunes library always available by running iTunes as a service. I’ve been using […]

Andreas Miceli has updated his popular WHS Add-In, the Advanced Admin Console 2011 (AAC 2011) to version 1.5.1 removing a few bugs that users were experiencing. There have been a couple of reports from users who experienced Dashboard crashes on Windows Server 2012 Essentials with the Advanced Admin Console 2011 Add-In installed. This new release […]

Andreas Miceli has released an updated version of the popular Advanced Admin Console to make it compatible with Windows Server 2012 Essentials as well as the suite of Windows “Colorado” suite of products (Windows Home Server 2011, Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials and Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials). Here’s what Andreas had to […]

Until the end of January 2013, Microsoft is offering users of Windows 8 Pro the Windows Media Center Pack for free.  Any user that doesn’t have Pro can upgrade for $69.99 Visit here for more details.

Microsoft have announced that the replacement to Windows Home Server, and Small Business Server has reached the final stage of Release to Manufacturing. You can download an evaluation copy here Here’s what Microsoft had to say:- Windows Server 2012 Essentials is a significant milestone in our efforts to help cloud-enable small businesses and home offices. […]

I use Microsoft SkyDrive as an extra storage area to compliment my home server. This has always been an excellent, free option and with 25GB it was a no brainer in my choice of Cloud Storage. After the long holiday weekend we had in the UK, I accumulated a large number of pictures and wanted […]

Microsoft have released it’s second Update Rollup for Windows Home Server 2011. This update fixes 15 issues as listed below and should be available via Windows Update now. This release also addresses many of the issues with using WHS 2011 with Mac Lion. Major issues that are resolved by this update Issue 1 The network […]

Some time ago, I created a couple of Add-Ins for Windows Home Server V1 to make things easier for installing applications such as WordPress, PHP and MySql. Since the release of Windows Home Server 2011 I have had numerous requests to port them to the new platform which I was loath to do due to the age […]

Western Digital have announced the release of their new NAS appliance running Windows Home Servers sister product, the catchy titled “Windows® Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials”. Here is what WD had to say in their press release: – WD Sentinel DX4000 includes the Windows® Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials operating system software and the Intel® […]

For some time now since the launch of Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials there have been hints of Office 365 integration in the works. Today Microsoft add integration to the product finally putting an end to the rumoured cloud integration. For those not aware of Office 365, it is a great way of moving […]