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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

It’s nearing midnight here in freezing cold (currently 7 degrees F) and snowy Colorado, and I wanted to take a few moments to wish all the readers and community members here at a happy holidays from myself, Nigel, and Damian. In the past I’ve written a summary post of the highlights from the past […]

The recent news that HP is discontinuing the MediaSmart Server will obviously bring up some questions about the future of this site. Long time readers know that while I initially created this site as a place for enthusiasts of the MediaSmart Server, it has grown to cover much more than just the HP Home Server […]

The following is an article that I have been hoping I would not have to write, but the topic has been on my mind for several months now as I’ve watched the progression of events with Windows Home Server Vail and the Microsoft (Home and) Small Business Server team that develops it. I have been […]

At the time this article was published, the Microsoft announcement originally called this release RC0. That blog post has since been changed and the Release Candidate wording has been removed. I still believe that this release should not have been given to the general public since it includes known data corruption issues. Microsoft has today […]

Long time MediaSmartServer.Net member J-Rock (creator of the Light Show Settings Add-In) has created a handy new Add-In to add that an extra level of reliability and security to your HP MediaSmart Server or other Windows Home Server platform. The WHS Backup Database Hard-Copy Add-In allows you to keep an offsite copy of your backup […]

I’m very pleased to report that HP has granted me the exclusive rights to announce the upcoming release of their newest offering to the MediaSmart Server series of Windows Home Server systems. Customizable and Special Edition versions of hardware is nothing new for HP, with one of the more notable examples being the Vivenne Tam […]

About a month ago Alex and his wife brought into this world their second baby boy. Well, about a month later I am happy to report that at 9:24am this morning (September 03) my wife gave birth to our second son, Evan Alexander. He came in at a whopping 9lbs 11oz (4oz bigger then my […]