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    Power Pack 1 Beta has been released to Microsoft Connect.  If you have not signed up to test PP1 you still can by visiting http://connect.microsoft.com
     
    The changes and feature list is impressive.  Click the Blogroll for details on testing PP1.  Better yet, sign up, download, and test!
     
    I would like to hear from you about your PP1 testing, issues, comments, etc.  Send an e-mail, .WAV file, .MP3 file, fax, carrier pigeon, smoke signals, anything!  E-mail is "podcast" ATSign homeservershow.com.
     
    If you get comments to me in the next couple of days I will get them in Show 5.  Thanks everybody!

    Dave

    Feed Changes!

    By Dave, in Blog,

    I have completed the move to a new server so the Blog and Podcast feeds have changed.  I thought it was better to do this early rather than later.  Check the feeds here on the main page and re-subscribe.  If you are an iTunes user you probably got show 4 without having to re-subscribe.  I have a switch set to re-direct iTunes and various other readers.
     
    Check your Podcast and make sure its the new feed.
     
    The New Blog feed is:  http://feeds.feedburner.com/HSSPodcastBlog
     
    The New Podcast feed is:  http://feeds.feedburner.com/HSSPodcast
     
    Sorry for the trouble.  Thank you and have a great weekend!
     
    Dave

    Dave
    The Home Server Show 4 - HP's Allen Buckner Interview
     
    by David McCabe
     
    Today's podcast includes:
     
    New E-Mail Address: podcast@homeservershow.com
     
    Listener E-mail
     
    News
     
    AutoExit 2008R2 for WHS from ASoft

     
    Feed Changes
     
    Interview with HP's Allen Buckner

    About the update.

    PVConnect, McAfee Antivirus Add-Ins

    Update released then pulled.

    Media Smart Connect

    McAfee Add-In Details

    Seven Months Free!

    HP’s Update with PP1
    HP Media Smart Connect – Digital Media Receiver
     
    More information on PacketVideo Twonky Vision
     
    Copyright:  David McCabe, Connexx, LLC. 2008

    Dave

    PP1 Release Information

    By Dave, in Windows Home Server,

    Microsoft Connect subscribers have new e-mail! PP1 testers are being asked to submit a three question survey and the PP1 Release Documentation is available for download. If you have not already signed up for Connect please do so. Lets test PP1 and get it released.

    Dave

    NTI Shadow 3 Free Download

    By Dave, in Software,

    Well, this is a podcast about Home Servers and backups but this seems like a good deal. Free can't be all that bad right?  Head over to NewTech Infosystems and look for this product:
     


    Looks like it was $29.99. It's good until June 8th!

    You have to provide Customer Info but there is an option to opt out of their mailing list. NTI Shadow 3.7 Full Version For Windows 2000 / XP / Vista.  I'll try to get a review of it if time permits.
    About NTI Shadow:

    After its official release on August 2005, and receiving PC Magazine Editor's Choice and DingBat Magazine's Best of the Year Award, NewTech Infosystems, Inc., is proud to present NTI Shadow 3!
    WHAT'S NEW:

    1. File-Level Selection

    2. Support Network file backup and sharing of backup devices

    3. Auto Delete Option

    4. Enhanced GUI and usability

    5. Custom file type filtering Include/Exclude Options

    6. Enhanced Device Support: USB flash drives, NAS devices, etc...

    7. Dragon Disc enabled version supports all optical media types included DVD-Ram & Blu-ray (Windows only)

    NTI Shadow 3 is an award-winning easy-to-use backup application that automatically protects your photo, music, video, and various data files. It makes data restoration as easy as dragging and dropping files from one place to another. For real-time, continuous data backup, set Shadow 3 to save your files/folders every time they change. You can also specify your backup schedule by the minute, hour, day, week and start time(s) and also choose a specific or even a customized file type with Shadow 3's new advanced file filtering.
    Not only does Shadow 3 allow users to automatically copy files from their PCs to various devices in real time, but it also preserves the files in their native format - meaning no additional software is necessary to restore files. Shadow 3 works transparently in the background without disturbing you while you work, and does not take up important system resources.

    Available in: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese

    Dave
    Engadget readers may have seen the SATA HDD Multi-Function Dock (USB + ESATA) in a recent post.  This may not be perfect for a Windows Home Server but still looks handy as a hard drive dock.
     
    # Features: Supports both S-ATA 2.5" HDD and 3.5" HDD
    # PC connection: USB 2.0 / ESATA
    # 2-port USB hub
    # 4-Slot Card Reader
    # Support Windows VISTA, XP and Mac OS
    # Dimension: 130 x 120 x 68mm (approx.)
    # Weight: 475g
     
    Support Card Types:
    # SD / SDHC / *Mini SD / *Mini SDHC / *T-Flash Card / *Micro SD
    # MMC / MMC-II / RS MMC / MMC Plus / MMC Plus Turbo / MMC Mobile/Mobile-ProC
    # Compact Flash / XD
    # Memory Stick / Memory Stick MagicGate / Memory Stick Pro / Memory Stick Duo / *Memory Stick Pro Duo / *Memory Stick MagicGate Puo / *Memory Stick MagicGate Duo / *Memory Stick micro (M2)
    (* means Adapter is required)
     
    Package Contents:
    # SATA HDD Multi-Function Dock (USB + ESATA)
    # Universal AC Adapter
    # Power Cable
    # USB Cable
    # ESATA Cable
    **Hard Disk Drive is not included
     
    You can purchase direct from USB.Brando.com.hk.

    Dave

    Graphics Set for The Home Server Show

    By Dave, in Blog,

    The Home Server Show is putting word out to all you graphic and Photoshop gurus. Admittedly, I am terrible at making any sort of graphic to support a website. I can take a photo and doctor it up a bit but that's all. Create anything original? Not happening. So, I put it to the community. Anyone care to donate some time to the cause?
    The show could use a standard theme. A banner, a 300x300 pixel box, a 144x144 pixel box, and an icon for the web browser(favicon.ico). I do have some photos of the MediaSmart Server if that would help. Mostly close-up shots of the bottom front panel. I was hoping to incorporate that into the theme. Send your ideas to homeserver The mail domain is myconnexx.com.

    Dave
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    All the drives and RAID levels that you can handle. If you can handle the price that is. Read More...

    Dave
    The HomeServerHacks.com Blog has posted a great deal on a Media Smart Server. I'm not just repeating the deal, I bought one! I am already running the EX475 so this one is not for me. If you search for EX475 on Newegg's site the Hard Drive deal will be at the bottom. It is a "Refurb" and I didn't see a choice between the drive and a wireless router but I would have chosen the drive anyway. I am scheduled to receive the hard drive tomorrow so I will post on the outcome.
     
    Update: The WD drive arrived and I couldn't tell if it was a refurb or not. There were no stickers or mention of it anywhere. Drive is in my server and working fine. Great deal.

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