New Add-In Feedsource Windows Home Server

There are a few Add-In authors for Windows Home Server that we here at homeservershow explicitly trust with our servers.  Sam Wood of tentaclesoftware.com is one of the few.  Sam is more popularly known for Disk Management and today, he announced on his blog that there is a new beta in town and this one you’re going to like.  Simply put, it’s RSS for your Shares.  Sam states it has a high “spousal acceptance factor” since his wife came up with the idea.  Now, if I can just teach mine what RSS is I’ll be golden!  Here is what Sam has to say about the beta.

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Feedsource for Windows Home Server is an Add-In that publishes authenticated Really Simple Syndication (“RSS”) feeds for your Shared Folders through the Remote Access web site. Authorized users access Feedsource RSS feeds from inside or outside your home network, using any RSS reader that supports authenticated feeds, to view the latest changes in your Shared Folders.

Key features:

  • Authenticated RSS feeds for Shared Folders that show create, delete, rename, and change events for files and directories
  • Automatic integration with the Remote Access web site to view feeds from outside your network with no extra port-forwarding or configuration
  • Simple setup through the Windows Home Server Console
  • Secure authentication and authorization using SSL and existing Windows Home Server access controls

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Sam is recruiting beta volunteers here and asks that you submit your name and the version number of the RSS reader you plan to use.  Feedsource, when available to the public, will be $10, but otherwise will have a fully functional 30 day trial.  Check out the full announcement here.

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3 Responses

  1. Mike says:

    This looks like a great add-in for WHS.

    /Mike Biel