At PDC 2008, CJ Saretto, Brendan Grant and Doug Berrett co-presented the "Exposing Connected Home Services to the Internet Via Windows Home Server" which provided lots of great information about using the Windows Home Server platform to help deliver on the promise of a connected home.
The abstract for the session is: “Learn how to leverage the Remote Access platform in Windows Home Server to expose on-premises services running in the connected home to the Internet. See how to expose a home automation service running on Windows Home Server to the Internet, and watch a demonstration that shows how to expose services that may be hosted on other devices inside the connected home using Windows Home Server as a gateway. Finally, see a sneak preview of Home Server and Live Mesh working together to further enhance the remote experience for the connected home.”[…]
[…]Highlights of the technology demonstration included the following:
- A Windows Home Server Add-in that enables a user to add their home server to Live Mesh
- Windows Home Server could be enabled as a device in a person's Live Mesh and multiple people in the family could be provided access to their home server shared folders through their personal Mesh.
- Windows Home Server enables users to have an extensible storage solution
- Live Mesh enables users to selectively synchronize and access their files and media stored on their their home server with other devices in their mesh, such as their personal computer and mobile phone.