Windows 8 has been released to manufacturing

August 2, 2012

Windows 8 has RTM’d and is now sent to OEM’s, it will be available on 15/08 for MSDN/Technet subscribers.
Now we’ll have to wait and see how home users/businesses will react to it, with its massive UI changes… will they love it or hate it…?

You can find details here.
And a post from Steven Sinofsky here.

Windows Server 2012 Essentials Localized versions

July 25, 2012

The localized versions of Windows Server Essentials are out. (Chinese (Simplified), German, French, Japanese)

You can find them here (just change the language combobox to the one you need):
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30327

Windows Server 2012 Essentials released…

July 11, 2012

It’s finally here and it has a new name…

In the past there were different products called SBS Standard, SBS Essentials, Windows Home Server.
Microsoft has tried to combine all of these and release it as one product.

There are  mixed feelings roaming the internet but the fact is that our beloved Windows Home Server is gone. :-/
And no home user will ever pay 425$ for the Server Essentials version.

Here you can find the different editions.
There is a Server Essentials Forum to share information/ask questions.
More information on the Microsoft website.
You can download it here.

Below are a few screenshots of the new Dashboard; taken from a fresh install.
The existing version of AutoExit for WHS/SBSe can be installed and should work.

Windows Server Essentials Dashboard - Home

Windows Server Essentials Dashboard – Home

Windows Server Essentials Dashboard - Users

Windows Server Essentials Dashboard – Users

Windows Server Essentials Dashboard - Devices

Windows Server Essentials Dashboard – Devices

Windows Server Essentials Dashboard - Storage

Windows Server Essentials Dashboard – Storage

Windows Server Essentials Dashboard - Applications

Windows Server Essentials Dashboard – Applications

Windows Server Essentials Dashboard - AutoExit

Windows Server Essentials Dashboard – AutoExit

Windows Server Essentials Settings - General

Windows Server Essentials Settings – General

Windows Server Essentials Settings - Media

Windows Server Essentials Settings – Media

Windows Server Essentials Settings - Anywhere Access

Windows Server Essentials Settings – Anywhere Access

.NET Version Detector 12 R2 Released!

June 15, 2012

.NET Version Detector has been updated.

The UI has been completely re-designed; it now shows which CLR the versions belong to, by grouping them together.
A list of the versions that are installed by default on each OS has also been added.

Go get it here: http://www.asoft.be/prod_netver.html

Windows Release Preview is out!

May 31, 2012

Microsoft has just released the Release Preview versions of the Windows 8 Client and Windows Server 2012:
You can find more information here:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/release-preview
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/iso
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/hh670538.aspx?wt.mc_id=TEC_108_1_3
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2012/05/31/delivering-the-windows-8-release-preview.aspx

Where can I find the WHS/SBSe log files and what do they contain?

May 4, 2012

There is a great post on the Small Business Server blog which describes the different log files, where they can be found and what functionality is writing into them.

Also note that a tool exists, which is called Windows Server Solutions Log Collector Tool and which is an efficient/easy way to collect all of the logs.
It can be downloaded here.

.NET Version Detector 12 released!

April 8, 2012

.NET Version Detector has been updated.
It now supports detecting .NET 4.5 and supports Windows 8.

Go get it here: http://www.asoft.be/prod_netver.html

Windows 8 & Windows Home Server

March 25, 2012

With the Consumer Preview of Windows 8 available you can start testing with W8 + WHS.

Issues exist between the two and the Windows Team has an extensive post on their blog explaining them + work arounds.
Have a look here for the details: http://windowsteamblog.com/windows/b/windowshomeserver/archive/2012/03/25/connecting-windows-8-consumer-preview-with-windows-home-server.aspx

If you have problems; don’t hesitate to discuss them in the WHS forums or file bugs on the Connect site. (links are in the post on the Windows blog)

Microsoft releases UR-2 for WHS 2011 & SBSe 2011

February 16, 2012

Microsoft has released Update Release-2 for Windows Home Server 2011 & Windows Business Server Essentials 2011.

You can find more details on SBSe update here: http://usingwindowshomeserver.com/2012/02/15/microsoft-release-small-business-server-2011-essentials-update-rollup-2/

And for WHS here: http://usingwindowshomeserver.com/2012/02/15/microsoft-release-windows-home-server-2011-update-rollup-2/

A new year!

January 1, 2012

I would like to wish all of you a happy New Year; all the best and a good health for 2012!
And hopefully lots of good things to come for Windows Home Server and its users…

Cheers,
Nick


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