Please Update Your Bookmarks

If you are visiting our site using then please update your bookmarks as we can now be found at – See you there !


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Moving Right Now – Oh Yes!

moving day

Just to let you know we are starting the work to move to our new hosting provider and our new layout which we mentioned yesterday, so for the next 6 hours or more (less hopefully) you will experience either the old site or nothing – What nothing!

OK that’s wishful thinking , but we will see you on the other side of this thing called cyberspace Smile


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We Are Moving

If everything goes to plan then within the next 24-48 hours we are on the move. Back when dinosaurs ruled the earth (August last year actually), we asked you to select a new theme design for the site. We have now (eventually) implemented it, which you can have a sneak peak at here.



Due to the wonders of the world wide bubble while the site is migrating over you may experience some down time and/or the old (this) site still showing up in your browser. This will only occur for a short while until DNS propagates around the net.

In the meantime do have a look and leave your comments about the new layout, both good and bad  below.


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Search MSWHS Within Windows 7 Explorer

Search in Windows 7 introduces Federated Search where you can search for items in remote locations right from within Windows Explorer.

For example you can search a web site (like directly from the Windows 7 search box, and to make that possible we have made a search connector for which also adds MSWHS to your favorite locations in Win7.

MSWHS Search Results

Just download and double click on the .osdx file to enable searching of directly within Windows 7 Windows Explorer.

Download from here.


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Updating our Website – You Vote

Ok we have been here for over 2 years now and we thought it was about time that we updated our theme (or the layout of the site), so we have chosen 3 of the best available and since this is your website we would like you to vote for the 1 theme which you like the best from the following three.

All you need to do is click on the small images below to open a site with a demo version of the theme for you to try/look at. Once you have decided the best one which you like, please let us know by voting in the poll below.

Theme 3 Theme 1

Theme 2 Theme 2

Theme 1 Theme 3

P.S. Don’t worry to much about the colors on the themes as these can be changed, its more about the layout and style – Thanks.


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Where Did You Go?

You may have noticed that for the last 14 hours or so hasn’t been here and instead surfers had the following notice displayed:

“This blog has been archived or suspended for violation of our Terms of Service.”

As you can tell we are back and Mark from (our host) has apologised for the trouble caused and assure us that it wont be happening again.

It reminds me that I wish we had a add-in for Home Server so WordPress users could backup up their blogs.

P.S. Thanks to all the fellow MVPs for your help over the last few hours including Andrew Edney for his great work in getting  an RSS backup of our site to me and for spreading the news on his site on what was happening. Thanks again guys (and ladies).


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First There was 1 – Now there are 12

As you may have seen on our site we have a link to “Write with Us” and we had a blog post not too long ago asking for writers to share there experiences with Windows Home Server with our readers. We had many replies (over 50) and I would like to say a big welcome to our 12 new guys (and girls) who will be joining us.

First up I would like to introduce the first 4 to you.

Gary Quigley and Steve Crick both from the UK. Gary has been in IT since the 80’s and loves his Home Server. Steve is hot on security and loves his gadgets (believe me he has many!) and both will be heading up the hardware reviews here at

John Wall (known as Bucket23) is from Australia who is a communications engineer during the day and will very shortly be taking us through his home network amongst many other things.

Matthew Glover an IT tech from Derby in the UK will be writing software and add-in reviews for our Home Servers and telling us what’s hot and what’s not.

Keep watch for more information about all of our contributors and their reviews and articles soon.


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