Welcome to Our First New Writer

Recently I put out the call for new writers, asking anyone who might be interested in writing to contact me. Well, I have had a response and we have our first new writer.

MVP Summit and Windows Home Server Team Meet Up

Well it is that time of the year again when a large number of Microsoft MVPs descend on Seattle for the annual MVP Summit.

New Edition of (IN)Secure Magazine Available

Just a quick post to say that the new edition of (IN)Secure magazine, Issue 20, is now available to download.

The Home Server Show Podcast 36 Out Now

Dave over at the HomeServerShow.com has released the latest edition of his podcast, The Home Server Show, number 36.

February 2009 Update for Windows Home Server

Yes, it’s that time again for this month’s update for Windows Home Server. This one is a very small, but kind of important update.

Writers and Contributors Wanted

Over the next few weeks, usingwindowshomeserver.com will be going through a redesign, with lots of new and exciting features being launched. I’m putting the call out to anyone who might be interested in writing for the site, whether its a review of some hardware or software, hints and tips, anything really that you think might benefit others or you just want to write about.

Upcoming Security Conferences

For those of you who are interested, there are a number of security conferences coming up over the next few months.

Home Server Show 35 Out Now

David over at the Home Server Show has just released podcast number 35 – Before you install.

Western Digital Home Backup and Media Server

Yesterday Western Digital announced its newly redesigned My Book World Edition network storage drive. Designed for consumers who have multiple computers on a home network, the new drive will be available in 1 terabyte and 2 terabyte capacities, and is compatible with PC and Mac computers.

Backing up a Mac with an HP MediaSmart EX485 or EX487

ow that the new HP MediaSmart Servers are shipping, I thought I would post something on how to configure your Apple Mac to use Time Machine to back up to your Windows Home Server.

The Home Server Show 34 – Interview with Via on the A1000, A2000 and NSD-7800

David over at the Home Server Show has just released podcast number 34.

New HP MediaSmart Home Servers

The two new HP MediaSmart Home Servers are now shipping, or at least are shipping from some places. Amazon.com are still showing them as pre-order but people are reporting that they are receiving them.

Syncing Two Windows Home Servers

Do you own more than one Windows Home Server? Have you ever thought about using one to back the other up and visa versa?

Seagate Hard Drive Problems

While this may not exactly be “new” news, anyone with certain makes of Seagate hard drives should check to see if the drives they have are affected by a firmware bug.

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Review: SuperMash

Mixing genres is a big no, no! That is until you find the SuperMashing machine.

Review: Tracks The Train Set Game

Tracks-The Train Set Game is a charming game with excellent content. The main game's premise is to build train track sets to transport your...

Review: Left Alive

Front Mission was a series that was pretty popular in Japan and did ok in other territories. Left Alive is a third person spin off from the Front Mission series, it's not a series I'm particularly familiar with so I'm hoping Left Alive will give me the encouragement to try it out.

Review: Train Sim World 2

Many of the kids from my generation share the same experiences when it comes to trains.

Review: Dex

Introduction Dreadlocks Limited dips into the Cyberpunk realm with an ambitious 2D adventure title. Dex is a pseudo-sandbox title, with RPG like elements. Playing as...

Review: SEGA AGES Thunder Force AC

Thunder Force AC is arcade version of Thunder Force III, originally on the Sega Genisis. The game is one of many shooters in the...