Archive for June, 2009

Beta Program new add-in is now closed

June 26, 2009

Thanks to all who subscribed, it was a tough selection.
But the selection has finished and the people should have gotten their invitations or should get them soon.

People that didn’t make it in, are still in a backup list that will be used if the private beta is extended.

Best Regards,


Help test a new WHS add-in from ASoft

June 24, 2009

ASoft is looking for people that want to help test a brand new add-in.

To apply for this private beta program, answer these questions:
1. How long have you had a WHS for?
2. Describe your technical skills. (In short)
3. Describe your WHS hardware (cpu(s),disks, memory, type, vendor,…)
4. Why would you want to test this new add-in?
5. Have you developed for WHS already?

Only 20 testers will be allowed.
The people that have been selected will be notified personally.
Also very important, we still need translators for Spanish & French.

.NET Version Detector 2009

June 14, 2009

A version of ASoft .NET Version Detector has been released!
This new version can detect .NET 4.0

You can download .NET Version Detector here

Undocumented WHS classes: QSMMgr

June 9, 2009

A couple of months ago I released an article about the new APIs in Windows Home Server PowerPack 2.
You can find it here

This new article describes the undocumented functions in the QSMMgr class which is located in HomeServerControls.dll.
This class is handy for retrieving all kinds of info about storage (Storage Manager).
You can find it here

The following functions are explained:
long GetAppFoldersSize()
long GetBackupSize()
Disk[] GetDisks()
string GetGlobalStatus()
long GetOperatingSystemSize()
void GetSharedFoldersSize(out long size, out long dupSize)
long GetStorageFreeSpace()
long GetStorageSize()
long GetStorageUsedSpace()
ShareConnection[] GetShareConnections()

Thanks to Sam Wood for the review. 😉