ziplock9000

Vail Plug-In ideas

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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?

 

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If you check the https://connect.microsoft.com/WindowsHomeServer/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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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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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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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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