We Are After Reviewers

With a backlog of hardware and software waiting to be reviewed we are after some talented Windows Home Server enthusiasts who are passionate about their Home Servers but do not necessary have any writing experience to write reviews.

A software reviewer can be based in any country worldwide whilst the hardware reviewer needs to be based in the South East of England (UK).

Both positions are (The position is) unpaid although any expenses will be paid, but more importantly the perks of being a part of the team include press-pass entry to conferences, software freebies and of course name recognition for writing for the web’s largest dedicated Windows Home Server resource.

If you are interested please email Philip Churchill @ mswhs.com (deleting the spaces) with the subject line of “Reviewer”. Remember apart from a knowledge of Home Server writing skills are not essential BUT enthusiasm is.

UPDATE: Thanks to all 30 of all who applied for the software reviewer position, over the course of the next week we will be getting back in contact with you all. In the meantime we are still after a hardware reviewer who resides in the South East of England, so if that’s you get in contact!


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Knowledge Base Update

The Knowledge base has been updated with article number 940883. Windows Media Center Extenders may be unable to access media files that are stored on a computer that is running Windows Home Server. You can read more on the Knowledge base.


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Poll Results and Vote

Well our Poll has finished for Will you buying a ready made WHS (HP etc) or buying just the software? We had a total of 199 votes (WOW!). 172 of you said that you would be buying the software only and the other 27 of you said that you would buy a ready made unit. So from this result we can see that over three quarters of you will be going the DIY route and building your own Windows Home Server. Well done those of you that voted.

We have another one for you now. What we want to know is What will be the main purpose of your WHS? We have the two main options available for you Computer Backups and Server Storage. You will find the Poll half way down in the left pane, so get clicking!


Welcome "Daily Rotation" Readers

Daily Rotation has added us to its list of tech headlines. The site carries headlines from over 300 tech sites all on the one page. Each headline links to the story it refers to and you can easily configure the page so headlines from only the sites you selected will only be displayed. These configurations can then be viewed on any PC by setting up a free account at Daily Rotation.

If  one of your favorite sites is not listed then it can also be added by pasting in its feed address in the box provided. The number of headlines from each site, background colors, font size and column size can also easily be customized.

Daily Rotation has been set as my homepage for the last couple of years, give it a try yourself.


WHS Forums to be Upgraded – More Down time!

The Windows Home Server forums are due to be upgraded on Wednesday 25 July 2007 to SP4. This patch will provide a better forum for us and resolve some long standing issues, so be prepared for a lot of down time.