Back in January 2009 at CES in Las Vegas, VIA announced that they were going to release three Windows Home Server machines onto the market. One of those machines will be based on the Artigo A2000 bare bones server, and so until that is actually available the best we can do is take a look at the Artigo A2000 bare bones server and see what it’s all about.
KeepVault from Proxure is an online backup solution add-in for your important files that your store on your Windows Home Server. The latest version, version 3 has just been released and is reviewed here.
Digital ArcHound - Windows Home Server Edition is a multi-user software solution that has been designed for individuals, families and small businesses to quickly and easily move toward a truly paperless environment by allowing them to store, retrieve, archive and manage their electronic documents in a new and innovative way.
There are a number of websites and blogs now for Windows Home Server which offer help, tips, guidance and more. There are even a few books on the subject, mine being one of them. There is also some instructor led video training from a company called TrainSignal.
Up until now, there have only been a few really big players in the Windows Home Server hardware market – probably the biggest being HP. Now, Acer steps onto the playing field with their Aspire easyStore H340 Windows Home Server.
My friend and fellow MVP Donavon West from HomeServerHacks.com has just released a Windows Home Server Add-In of his own, called @WHSTweet. Basically what this add-in does is use the Twitter network to send health notifications about your Windows Home Server. So anytime work health notifications are updated, such as a hard drive about to fail, you will get a Tweet about it.
So the HP MediaSmart Server EX485 and EX487 Windows Home Server has been available now since January 2009, and is the “follow up” to the hugely successful EX470 and EX475 models. I have been using the EX487 as my main production WHS for a few months now and figured it was about time to post the review.