When you have multiple machines running on a home network, it’s easy to get into the habit of sharing folders indiscriminately, especially if you don’t have a server to act as a file hub. This isn’t a great thing to do on a laptop you regularly connect to other, less secure networks. Show More Summary
Doesn't matter if you run a Windows server at work, a Media Center at home or just your own 24/7 connected PC, Microsoft's Remote Desktop is the tool of choice to administrate and configure your computer without having it necessarily in reach. Show More Summary
You probably know about the internet speed tests that can be performed from your browser. However, Make Tech Easier shows us that you can do the same thing right from a terminal window—perfect for your Raspberry Pi or home server. Read more...
This week on the podcast we’re talking about all the new stuff in Windows 8.1, the imminent death of Google Reader, and gaming consoles from the past and future. We’re also answer your questions about home servers, wirelessly mirroring your computer screen, and syncing your music with Android. Read more...
Patch Tuesday: the day the Windows product patches come home to roost. This time around, this mixture is slightly unusual, with patches for Office (both Windows and Mac) jostling with the usual Internet Explorer updates. More » ...
This week on the podcast we're talking about the return of the start button in Windows 8.1, healthy habits you should follow, and how to create an awesome do-anything home server with FreeNAS 8. We're also answering quite a few of your questions about difficult job situations. Read more...
Plex's busy bees have sweetened the media server / client honeypot again with new updates, including a "giant, thundering" update of the Plex/Web UI featuring a redesigned home screen and easier navigation. It also has a new versionShow More Summary
If you have multiple PCs in your home or small office, you can save time and look professional by storing your documents and media on one PC and using network sharing to access them across all your computers and devices. This prevents...Show More Summary
You’d have thought the world was coming to an end when James discovered that Windows Home Server – Microsoft’s $50 set-and-forget network storage solution – was being axed in favour of a far more expensive successor. Thankfully he soon discovered that all hope was not lost thanks to Amahi, a free Linux-based home server. Show More Summary
At home I use a Synology 1511+ NAS (Network Attached Storage) server for all my family's digital things. The Synology gives me virtually all the features I had when I was in love with the Windows Home Server. I can add a drive of any...Show More Summary
Still not convinced you want to upgrade to Windows 8? Here's one more tempting reason t do so: Windows 8 can actually be a great Windows Home Server replacement. It offers most of the same features for sharing, storing, and protecting lots of data on your network. More »
This morning I have to solve two problems. 1. When I view the scripting.com home page on my Android phone, the text is all scrunched up in one column. Why? It doesn't happen on any other device I've tried, and it works well on desktops and laptops. Show More Summary
Microsoft has been implementing big changes lately, and none of them are sitting too well with me. If you’re as jaded as I am about the $50 Windows Home Server being killed off - replaced by the $450 Windows Server Essentials - then fear not; you can get pretty much all the same functionality from these awesome free tools, and not give Microsoft a penny in the process.
As we recently announced on the Windows Server 2012 Essentials blog, the Release Candidate is now available for download. Windows Server 2012 Essentials has been designed as the ideal first server for Small Business and Home Offices....Show More Summary
Are you not looking forward to Windows 8? Perhaps you're jaded by Microsoft’s decision to kill of Windows Home Server? Are you maybe tired of Windows Media Center being treated like a second class citizen? Have you got some extra PCs lying around and wish they were as awesome as your Mac? Welcome to the world of Hackintosh. Show More Summary
Hi, Is there a shop in Canberra area that will stock a copy of Windows Home Server 2011? hanks, Zultan
With Storage Spaces and HomeGroups, WHS just isn't as important as it once was.
The United Nations says that internet access is a human right, Twitter announces new features for its search function, Skype releases updates for both Windows and Mac, and Microsoft discontinues Windows Home Server. More »
Tucked away amongst Microsoft's Windows Server 2012 version plans is a bomb for media server PC fans: Windows Home Server is going away. Although the platform was already in something of a comatose state after HP dropped its MediaSmart...Show More Summary
Microsoft yesterday revealed the new Windows Server 2012 lineup, reducing available versions from 12 to 4. These four editions can be divided into two groups: First the Full Windows Server group, that is made up of the Datacenter and Standard edition. These editions differ in the number of virtual instances they can run and the [...]