Tag Archives: WHS 2011

RIP, Windows Home Server…

Once Upon A Time… A long time ago, way back in 1999, a man by the name of Charlie Kindel had an idea: Microsoft was developing Windows for home PCs, why shouldn’t it develop Windows for a home server as … Continue reading

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Filling A Reservoir With A Teaspoon

I’ve been using Microsoft’s OneDrive since it was launched as Windows Live SkyDrive, back in 2007. By the time it got renamed as OneDrive in 2014, I had 40 GB of free storage available in the Cloud to use for … Continue reading

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Intel’s Obstacles

I’ve been using Microsoft’s Windows Home Server since 2007. In the years that it’s been installed, it’s been doing sterling work, acting as our server for digital media around the house, and also being responsible for taking nightly backups of … Continue reading

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The End is Nigh

Six years ago, along with 10,000 other people, I started testing the beta of the first version of Windows Home Server. When it was formally released in November 2007, I bought the software and built my first home server. I … Continue reading

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Fun and Games With WHS 2011

Despite some quirks and shortcomings, my Windows Home Server system has been quietly backing itself up onto a pair of hard drives that I rotate to an off-site location. But four days ago, the server backups started failing. The error … Continue reading

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Backing Up Your Data

Here’s a simple question: do you have backups of the data held on your Windows PC or your Mac? Apparently, the answer from most people (if they’ve ever even thought about the question) is a resounding “no”. That’s the conclusion … Continue reading

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Well, I Told You So…

So Microsoft has effectively killed off their Windows Home Server product. Being Microsoft, of course, they don’t say this quite as baldly as I just did. Instead, they’ve announced some details of their forthcoming Windows Server 2012 lineup of software, … Continue reading

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