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    #1 ziplock9000

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    Posted 04 October 2010 - 12:08 PM

    I'm the head of IT at my company and we are looking to explore other software development avenues. I'm entertaining the idea of writing plug-ins for WHS Vail, does anyone have any 'needs' in the department?

    Thanks.
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    #2 diehard

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    Posted 04 October 2010 - 03:43 PM

    If you check the https://connect.micr...Server/Feedback

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    1. Can we please have a Security Essentials version & Add-in for WHS?
    2. I would like to have Media Center in WHS!

    Looks like Microsoft will take care of # 1. As for #2 the word is that there will not be any Media Center intergration to Vail offered by Microsoft. So that would be a good place to start. There is a SageTV addin for those users that does connect to the Sage TV extenders. It would be nice to see an addin to connect the 360 to Vail.
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    Posted 06 October 2010 - 06:36 AM

    I would settle for a plug in that enhanced movie streaming and added support for formats such as BD. I do not ask for much.
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    Posted 06 October 2010 - 06:41 AM

    I'd love something to do with intelligent scheduling of tasks. Rather than have a fixed time-based schedule, have the option of having tasks scheduled in serial. For example, after the backups run, run the disk balance, run backup cleanup, run a disk defrag, run an AV scan. You could then have some tasks that are low priority and if you run out of time in a given maintenance window (say 11pm to 6am) then those that weren't run would be prioritized over the other low priority tasks the next day.
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    Posted 06 October 2010 - 10:18 AM

    I'm not sure what Microsoft's real plan are in the Security Essentials department, but I'm more interested in a plug-in that verifies that all clients have anti-virus/anti-spam installed along with high-level reports of threat status, etc. Being able to push clients would be even better.


    I'm also interested in cloud-syncing solutions. Today, I use online services like Picasa, uTube, Facebook, etc. for photos, documents and video. To have a plug-in(s) installed in WHS to help me manage and keep stuff in sync with my home server would be awesome!
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    #6 ziplock9000

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    Posted 10 October 2010 - 05:47 PM

    Greate suggestions guys.. Thanks.
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    #7 AllToga

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    Posted 07 November 2010 - 10:11 AM

    A new section of the forum was created to provide a place for suggestions for add-ins.

    http://homeserversho...as-for-add-ins/

    Maybe you could check there for some more ideas?
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