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Using Windows Home Server and HomeServerSync Giveaway Number Two


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We have teamed up with our friends at Tranquil PC to give away some two year subscriptions to their HomeServerSync add-in for Windows Home Server. This is the second of a number of giveaways.


The first giveaway was a huge success and so it is time for number two.

Over the course of the next few weeks, we will be giving away a total of 10 two year subscriptions to HomeServerSync, each worth a whopping £278 each, which means we are giving away £2780 just for you, our UWHS readers.

If you are not sure what HomeServerSync is, you should check out our review – part one and part two.

HomeServerSync has ten top features, and here are the next two:

3.  Offsite Bulk Download

So you have 10s, 100s or even 1000’s GB of data safely backed up, and some disaster strikes your Home Server (perhaps theft).  You can use the web service, or a new Home Server to get your files – but if you want all of the files and can’t wait for them all to come down the internet pipe, then you can request a Bulk Download.  Selected folders or your whole backup (still encrypted) is put onto a USB HDD and is sent back to you.

4.  Synchronise your Home Server and PCs

This innovative service provides a much needed facility to make your PCs truly mobile.  Simply install the HomeServerSync desktop application onto your PC and after a few security steps, including entry of your Pre-Shared Key (PSK), you are ready to go.

The system works very simply – just select which folders on your PC should sync to which folders on your Home Server.  Whether you are locally or remotely connected makes no difference, except for transfer speeds.

Home Server folder security is managed by the Home Server console as it is already.
So you can control which users can read or write to specific folders, or none at all.

The HomeServerSync manager provides numerous controls to protect your files
– Sync direction (to Server only, from Server only or both directions)
– Versioning control
– File Deletion control
– Real time or scheduled sync

Of course more than one user can update a Server Shared Folder. If used properly the HomeServerSync system means that multiple users can sync desktop PC folders with each other – with the data being stored on the Home Server too.  This is ideal for remote family members or mobile workers.

Ok, you are probably asking yourselves, what do I have to do to win one of these fantastic prizes?

For giveaway number two, we are giving away another TWO licences (one per person), and all you have to do is send us an email giving us a suggestion for the site, whether it is an article, a change to the look of the site, the logo, anything – the choice again is yours.

So send your email to giveaways @ (remembering to remove the spaces).

Giveaway number two will end on Sunday 12th September 2010 when we will reveal the next two winners, who will be drawn at random by my cats (those of you who know me will get that little in-joke!) and posted on the site sometime on Sunday. The competition is open to anyone, anywhere, and you can enter as many times as you like, as long as your entry is different each time!

Good luck and keep watching UWHS for more giveaways and surprises.

And a very big thank you to Tranquil PC for the licences!

And for those who entered giveaway number one but didn’t win, I will be randomly entering you in the next few giveaways so you may just win!

Andrew Edney
I am the owner and editor of this site. I have been interested in gadgets and tech since I was a little kid. I have also written a number of books on various tech subjects. I also blog for The Huffington Post and for FHM. And I am honoured to be a Microsoft MVP since January 2008 - again this year as an Xbox MVP.


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