Should I buy or wait on Home Server Show 276

Should you purchase Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials or wait?  MSDN, TechNet, DreamSpark, bad 3TB drives and more on Home Server Show 276.

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Skip 3TB drives or not?

https://www.backblaze.com/blog/best-hard-drive/

http://lifehacker.com/why-you-should-buy-4-tb-hard-drives-and-skip-the-3-tb-o-1680887763?

I don’t have MSDN!

http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/topic/8750-msdntechnetdreamspark/?hl=msdn

DreamSpark –

https://www.dreamspark.com/

ioSafe 1515+

Buy or Wait?

Here is the pricing we saw. $389 It could change though.

HSS720340

TechNet Troubles on Home Server Show 229

Are you a TechNet subscriber?  If so you don’t want to miss this episode.  Also, I’m going to tell you how to get 22Gb of FREE cloud storage in under 3 minutes.  We also talk about Google Reader replacements and then end of an era with Dave and Windows Home Server.

Shopping on Amazon? Enter this URL first!  http://homeservershow.com/amazon

A new cloud storage option. Works pretty good.  Get 5Gb extra with my link here.

https://copy.com?r=68EWRP  Forums Discussion about Copy.com

Jim’s Cloud Storage Guide

What’s New in 2012 R2: Beginning and Ending with Customer-specific Scenarios

Average Guy Podcast, 8.1, Server 2012 R2, and more.

Farewell SBS

Deploying and Managing Your Small Business with Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials | TechEd North America 2013 | Channel 9

Windows RT, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2012 update rollup: June 2013:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2845533

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2842575

 

RSS Reader Alternatives

Fever RSS is a roll your own, one time fee $30

Feedly app on iPad Mini.  http://www.feedly.com/  Has a FireFox plug in as well.

WP8 – NextGen Reader

Feedbin Feed Wrangler Newsblur (my choice)

Flowreader mentioned in chat.

What will happen to my Google Reader data?

  1. All Google Reader subscription data (eg. lists of people that you follow, items you have starred, notes you have created, etc.) will be systematically deleted from Google servers. You can download a copy of your Google Reader data via Google Takeout until 12PM PST July 15, 2013.

Will there be any way to retrieve my subscription data from Google in the future?

  1. No — all subscription data will be permanently, and irrevocably deleted. Google will not be able to recover any Google Reader subscription data for any user after July 15, 2013.

 

TechNet is not going away, just the subscription service;

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/

TechNet agreement;

http://technet.micro…s/cc294422.aspx

Lots of free evals;

http://technet.micro…-US/evalcenter/

TechNet Virtual labs are very well done;

http://technet.micro…-us/virtuallabs

TechNet Virtual academy real classes for free; +1

http://www.microsoft…ualacademy.com/

MSDN if you really need it;

https://msdn.microso…ns/buy/buy.aspx

Windows Home Server 2011 Usually Discounted at NewEgg.com

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The Home Server Show 193

We’re back and there is a lot to go over this week.  Windows 8 has hit MSDN and TechNet and UR3 is available to Windows Home Server 2011 owners.  We take a look at Windows 8 and install UR3 live on the show.  We are also taking a look at some new Microsoft hardware, how long physical media lasts, and a bit on a bad battery backup system.  We have a new segment called “Listener of the Week.”  Who will it be?  Download to find out.

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Update Rollup 3, UR3, available now

 A detailed look at UR3 by Tinkertry

Microsoft UR3 KB Article

MSDN and Technet downloads contain Windows 8 and Pro

New Hardware from Microsoft for Windows 8

Anyone tried Duplicati?

Microsoft Surface pricing rumors

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The Home Server Show Podcast 190

It’s another Windows Home Server post-mortem but there are no tears; only celebration.  Well, maybe not that happy but we are looking more in depth at Windows Server 2012 Essentials.  The more it’s torn apart the more comfortable it gets.  We talk about domains, workgroups, Storage Spaces, RAID, SSD, and TechNet.  The one question we have however, is this a product for the home or not?  Listen in and find out.

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Icy Dock
Two 2.5” slots and one low profile DVD slot.  Looks great for a server and even has an example photo of a box like the HP Microserver.

Windows 8 Available on Oct 26

Lights Out Beta for WS2012 Essentials

Windows Server 2012 Feature List courtesy Joe Nalewabau from Windows Server Essentials Team
http://blogs.technet.com/b/sbs/archive/2012/07/17/windows-server-2012-essentials-feature-list.aspx

Download Windows Server Essentials 2012 right now!

The Death of Windows Home Server

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The Home Server Show 184

How do you use your Windows Phone with your server?  We talk a little bit about the Lumia 800 from Nokia.  We also go over the big news of the week which is Seagate acquiring LaCie and what it means to storage enthusiasts.  Also, if your looking to grow your server from Windows Home Server version 1 what do you do? All this and more on episode 184. Don’t forget the video version is on YouTube.  http://youtube.com/homeservershow  Enjoy.

Lights-Out Mobile for Windows Phone Beta

My Movies 2.11 PR4

LDisk 3.0.0.3 and LDisk – D

CloudBerry Back up 2.8

StableBit Scanner with File Recovery

Data DeDuplication

Technet 15% off deal

Creating the Windows 8 Design Experience

DropBox vs. Google Drive

Five Blu Ray Streams at once?

Google Malware detection

25% Off All Raxco Software Products – No Exclusions! Coupon Code: ENDOFMAY25 (Expires May 31, 2012, Cannot be combined.)

 

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Windows Home Server 2011 ready for the masses

Windows Home Server 2011

Microsoft has just announced that the Windows Home Server 2011 Engineering Team has just signed off on the release version of WHS 2011.  This means the code is ready to be printed and shipped.  There was no news on the actual date of release but Technet subscribers will be happy to hear that it should be available to them and MSDN subscribers in early April.  OEM’s are expected to hit the market sometime in May.  There is no downloadable eval copy this time around though.  Here are the exact details released by Microsoft:

· When will OEM’s offer WHS 2011?

Many OEM’s and System Builders have already started building specific form factors and solutions based on WHS 2011. We expect to start seeing them in the market starting May.

· What languages is WHS 2011 available in?

SBS 2011 Essentials will be released in 19 languages including Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional, Taiwan), Chinese (Hong Kong), Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Russian, Spanish, Swedish, and Turkish.

· When will the Evaluation for WHS 2011 be made available?

Evaluation for WHS 2011 will be via an online hosted experience only. Further information will be released in early April.

· When will I be able to download WHS 2011 via my TechNet or MSDN subscription?

WHS 2011 will be made available on MSDN and TechNet also in early April.

· What is the difference between V1 of WHS and WHS 2011?

You can learn more about differences in our comparison datasheet.

Read the release for yourself.  http://windowsteamblog.com/windows/b/windowshomeserver/

Is your hardware ready or will you wait for an OEM server?  Hit the forums and let us know!