MicrosoftWindows Home ServerFamily Diary for Windows Home Server Released

Family Diary for Windows Home Server Released


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Malcolm Ball from MBALL Business Solutions Ltd. recently contacted us to tell us that his Family Diary application  for WHS V1 has been released.


First, a bit about Malcom’s business MBALL Business Services Ltd.:


MBALL Business Solutions was set up in 2001 to provide staff to organisations for the management of their projects. We have many years experience in Project Management, PRINCE2, Business Analysis and building successfull client relationships.

We have managed projects for public, healthcare and private sector organisations and are confident that we can provide a quality service at a reasonable price. Check out the Previous Projects page to see details of past clients and projects.

Software Development

We have over 20 years experience in software development, database analysis, design and development and Windows application development using Microsoft technologies.

About Us

In the Beginning:

In 2001 I made the decision to set up my own company to offer project management services. I obtained my first contract with Sefton Council in Liverpool soon after. I worked on a number of interesting projects at Sefton Council not least a project to install Alley gates to alleyways around the council area. This was an interesting project working with outside agencies for the installation of the gates and maintenance of keys.

The Growing Years:

Since that very first contract I have managed to continue gaining work throughout the years and getting valuable experience in IT technologies as well as Project Management methods.

Where we’re going:

In the last year I have diversified from just doing project management to developing software for both business and pleasure. The latest product suit is Family Diary which provides a database of appointments and contacts for family and friends.

At present there is only one working member of the team which is me. If products take off in the future I may be in a position to employ other people.


Malcolm Ball

The Chief cook and bottle washer, I manage the company and do the work. I left school in 1970 and joined the Army (Royal Corps of Signals). I served in Northern Ireland, Hong Kong, Germany and Blandford and York in the UK.

I left the Army after serving over 22 years in 1993. On leaving the army, I secured a position as development manager for a small software company based in Cardiff, Wales where I built up a team of 5 people to develop a software application to manage project costs.

I left Cardiff in 1996 to join an up coming company called PWA Personnel Systems Ltd. PWA was one of the leading HR providers in the UK and was eventually taken over by Great Plains and later Microsoft.

I left Microsoft in 2001 to set up my own company and offer project management to public and private sector companies.

Jim McCarthy
Jim McCarthy
My tech interests include WHS, media streaming, and gaming, among others!


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