Archive for the ‘windows home server version 2011’ Category

Some great articles on Vail…

August 18, 2010

You can find lots of information on Windows Home Server Vail & Aurora at these sites:
WeGotServed
HomeServerShow
HomeServerLand
MSWHS
UsingWindowsHomeServer
MediaSmartServer
TomOnTech
ZDNet

A new build of Vail!

August 16, 2010

A new version of Vail has been released, you can find more information on this build here: http://windowsteamblog.com/windows/b/windowshomeserver/archive/2010/08/16/new-vail-beta-build-come-and-get-it.aspx

Interview about Vail SDK with SDK Program Manager Fabian Uhse

June 20, 2010

On Channel 9 there is an interview with the Program Manager of the Vail SDK: Fabian Uhse.
Have a listen here: http://channel9.msdn.com/posts/LarryLarsen/Windows-Home-Server-SDK/

What’s new in the Dashboard SDK?

May 8, 2010

Microsoft has put together a great document that explains how the new dashboard is structured, what the different UI elements are, and a whole lot more…

A must read for every add-in developer!
Check it out: https://connect.microsoft.com/WindowsHomeServer/Downloads/DownloadDetails.aspx?DownloadID=28670

Developing an add-in for Vail

May 5, 2010

Vail (Windows Home Server version 2) can be extended with add-ins, just like with version 1. (see www.whsplus.com for lots of add-ins)
Or have a look at my add-ins AutoExit & AdminiMe.

Microsoft has made available the SDK to start developing the add-ins for Vail.
The downside is…that version-1 add-ins are NOT compatible with version 2! There is a whole new API to learn and your add-in needs to be converted.

I prepared a document to guide you along the way of creating your first ever Vail add-in.

But be warned:
– It is still very basic, just plain and simple.
– It is not fit for any production system.
– It’s only inteded for developers that want to have a try at starting to create an add-in. Nothing fancy yet.
– The installation mechanism isn’t described yet. Only how to configure your system to start coding, code a sample and test it on your server.
But it should get you on your way to start getting your hands dirty in the new Vail SDK. Have fun! 😉

You can find it here.
The Vail SDK can be found here.

If you have comments, remarks, ideas, tips, additions,… don’t hesitate to contact me at contact (at) asoft-ware.com.
More articles will follow later,
Nick