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Tag Archives: whs
January 26, 2007
Dan Fernandez is the lead product manager for Visual Studio Express. He just blogged about developing tools and applications for Windows Home Server using Visual Studio. + As I mentioned in my Channel9 video I’m super excited that WHS is going to enable geeks, makers, hobbyists, or whatever you want to call them to build fun and exciting things for their homes. Of course, WHS will also allow “professionals” to build products that extend the …
January 26, 2007
I just noticed that Matt Pietrek has been blogging about his experience playing with Windows Home Server. Matt is one of the many MS employees who have been Dogfooding the product for a while.
January 20, 2007
Windows Home Server prototype Originally uploaded by ckindel. I’ve created a Flickr group for collecting pictures of people’s home servers and other related imageshttp://www.flickr.com/groups/homeservers Inspired by the Media Center group at http://www.flickr.com/groups/mediacenter
January 17, 2007
I recently finished John Scalzi’s Andoid’s Dream. I’ve said it before, but I’ve always been a huge fan of Robert Heinlein and John’s writing reminds me of his. This book is John’s 3rd sci-fi novel and his maturity over time as a writer is obvious. I think Old Man’s War is my favorite Scalzi book so far (although Ghost Brigades rocked too), but this is a fun, interesting book. It has great childish humor (passing gas is a …
January 13, 2007
My Windows Home Server Originally uploaded by ckindel. This is my WHS box at home. It started out in a different case (an Antec), but I retired my wife’s old computer and it used this Lian Lai case (which I’ve always liked). So I used this as an opportunity to put in a bigger power supply (4 750GB SATA drives are just on the edge of what a 350W supply can do) and a 4 …
January 12, 2007
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Home_Server I made a few edits correcting some inaccuracies… Whoever did it got most of it right. Nice job.
January 12, 2007
Someone just forwarded me the following quote. This really resonates with me. I have been working on trying to get a home server product built at Microsoft for over 8 years… “At first people refuse to believe that a strange new thing can be done. Then they begin to hope it can be done. Then they see it can be done. Then it is done and all the world wonders why it was not done …
January 11, 2007
http://hardware.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/01/11/1711237 It’s quite gratifying to see the number of fans of WHS we have on this slashdot thread. There was an earlier /. thread that pointed to an article that was ostensibly about Windows Home Server, but was really about Apple. The discussions in the thread were thus not about our product. This thread, on the otherhand, focuses on what we’re building specificaly and therefore is actually interesting.
January 10, 2007
HP’s offical page on their Windows Home Server powered box. My team has a great relationship with the MediaSmart server team at HP. HP has done an outstanding job on their industrial design, mechanicals, and electronics (we have early engineering prototypes in our labs).
January 8, 2007
My Channel 9 interview video just went live. Please don’t tease me about how often I say “um”. http://channel9.msdn.com/showpost.aspx?postid=270965
January 8, 2007
DSCN0235 Originally uploaded by ckindel. Here’s a pic I took this morning in the Microsoft booth at CES of the Windows Home Server powered HP MediaSmart device.I put my latte next to it so you might be able to appreciate the diminutive size of the device…it’s much smaller than it looks in most pictures. Roughly 9″ tall. DSCN0241 Originally uploaded by ckindel. The second pic is of the demo station for Windows Home Server. The picture …
January 8, 2007
My inbox is overflowing with messages from people congratualating my team, asking questionsm, and pointng me at all the great press we’ve been getting. I awoke this morning over a hundred emails directly to me and my RSS reader overflowing with feeds. I’ll be collecting the most common questions I get and will try to address them here. In the meantime here’s some links to articles and blog posts I’ve collected so far. Engadget news.com news.com …
January 8, 2007
Windows Home Server prototype Originally uploaded by ckindel. I am writing this from the Windows Home Server blogger’s lounge in the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas. Bill Gates just finished up his CES 2007 keynote where the product I have been slaving over for the last 3 years was finally formally announced to the world!I can’t even begin to describe how excited I am that the word is finally out. Microsoft is not known for …
January 3, 2007
Jim Lyon co-authored the INTERCAL programming language. He’s a dev on my team. We decided that all devs must know this language in order to write code on my project. You should learn it too.
December 24, 2006
Noticed a banner ad on cnet.com that clicked through to this site www.stopdigitalamnesia.com (Stop Digital Amnesia). Hmmm… Yet another Microsoft viral-teaser site. Something big will be announced on 1/7 at CES… Reminds me of Furry Goat’s post about 2 years ago that I commented on.
July 5, 2005
Poor Steve (Mr. Furrygoat). Like many geeks out there he bought a RAID5 system thinking it was a silver bullet providing massive reliable storage for all his precious data (precious to him, due to the time it took to back up all his DVDs, not necessarily because the content iteself is precious). A drive failed in the array. The rebuild took over a day for only 300GB of stuff; that’s in addition to the time …
May 12, 2005
I built MCE Controller as something that would be useful for my own home. I had minor aspirations of making it do more than it does, but the reality is that I don’t really have the time nor the inclination (it works beautifully for me as is). Until today I have resisted making it open source for the simple reason that I didn’t really understand what it would take to put the source out there …
May 4, 2005
A bunch of us were sitting around arguing about why people are buying these inexpensive NAS (Network Attached Storage) boxes. Then we started arguing about who was buying them. I’ve poured over all the market research I can find and neither of these two questions are answered: Who is buying them (home users, tech enthusiasts, small business owners, corporate workgroup folk, etc…)? Why are they buying them (more storage, backup, sharing, …)? So I figure I’ll …
February 27, 2005
I’ve released an update to MCE Controller that fixes a bug where it would prevent Windows logoff and shutdown. Head over to http://www.kindel.com/products/mcecontroller to download it. MCE Controller allows the Media Center application of Windows Media Center Edition (MCE) to be integrated into an advanced control system by enabling programmatic control of the user interface via a TCP/IP connection. To put it simply, MCE Controller, allows you to simulate a press of any button on …
February 24, 2005
In The Furrygoat Experience: DVR Clog Steve coins a new term that I like: “DVR Clog”. I love it! DVR Clog. The state of affairs when your digital video recorder is full of shows you want to watch, but don’t have the time.