After nearly 5 years, its time to say goodbye to Using Windows Home Server.
During that time we have covered Windows Home Server (obviously), and more and more we are covering everything else in the connected digital world, from gadgets, to games, Ultrabooks to phones, and everything in between.
Also, one of the main reasons is that Windows Home Server just doesn’t seem to be doing anything as a product. Microsoft don’t seem to be doing much with it, there are no big vendors releasing hardware for it, and the add-in market is very small. So if we stuck to just covering WHS we wouldn’t really have a lot to talk about!
So it was only natural that the site name would have to change. In fact it’s something we have been thinking about, and planning for well over a year now, and it has got to the point where it really needed to happen.
So, over this weekend UWHS will cease to exist, and then it will be reborn something bigger and better than before.
Don’t worry, everything that is here now will still be here, and more, and hopefully, other than some downtime over the weekend, you shouldn’t experience any problems coming back!
So stay tuned this weekend, it’s all change here!
Does this mean the domain will change too? That’ll slaughter your SEO won’t it? And what do you mean Windows isn;t doing anything with windows home server? If they stop developing WHS, I swear I am going 100% apple. Windows 8 is bad enough, added to the fact they’re ignoring Media Center – but now WHS too??? ARRRRRRRRGGGHHH
Hi James – yes, we will have a new domain name, but all the current site content will be avilable on the new site, and it will be linked, so if you went to an old URL it will (or at least should) automatically go to the new site 🙂
What I meant by Microsoft not doing anything with WHS is that they are not marketing it, they are not updating their own WHS site or blog and there just doesnt seem to be anything coming from them.
While there be a WHS 2013 or WHS 8? Who knows……
We will continue to talk about WHS on the new site, just not have the site named after it!
Whs = great product badly executed! Some pretty poor product management if you ask me…
Glad the old URL will continue; hopefully I won’t have to update my rss feed?
Best of luck with the changes
Thanks John – hopefully everything will just transfer smoothly and you wont have to do anything 🙂 Fingers crossed!
Easy does it on your Title!!! I almost fell out of my seat, but now that I have regained my sense’s and read your whole article; I most certainly understand your reasoning for what I will call a “Facelift”. I definitely agree with your reasoning for a change, I have always been disappointed in MS’s lack of interest in WHS, it really is an awesome entry level experience for someone trying to get their proverbial “feet wet” or just someone at home that just wants to organize their digital world. I applaud your commitment to creating something more relavent as well as i’m sure; ‘Bigger & Better!” I can’t wait to see it!
It is a shame, because I still love WHS and think it’s a great product, but unless MS start to get behind it in the same way they did originally with V1 I cant see it being around for much longer!
Sorry about the title 🙂
And see you on the other side!
Just found out about the Andy’s new cooperate direction change myself and can not really say I’m surprised Andy decided to change the direction of what was being covered at what was formely UWHS. If those of us who checked regulary at UWHS (Now Connected Digital World) alot of his posts and articles was starting to go beyound the MS based Windows Home Servers and covering all different aspects of what can be availabe to Home or Small Business Users that goes beyond the scope of the MS Based products. As alot of people know my post also cover Vitual technologies as well and not what is exclusive to Microsoft (VMware, Oracle, etc…)
While I agree to a certain extent that The original Windows Home Server Brand is being phased out all the signs are pointing to that the original technologies that Home Server had to offer are being merged into Microsoft’s Small Business Server line (I.E. Small Business Server 2011, Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials, and even Small Business Server 2011 Standard).
So all I can say in conclusion is Welcome to Connected Digital World and I look forward to seeing you all here!
it be good to see you do a new drinking game 🙂
I’m sure we will come up with a new one 🙂
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