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HP Dumps Microsoft’s “Vail” Windows Home Server, Retiring MediaSmart Server to Focus on webOS

HP has ditched Microsoft’s Windows Home Server operating system, codenamed “Vail”, just days after the Redmond software giant killed a popular feature “Drive Extender” in the product, which supports multiple internal and external hard drives.

However, Microsoft insists that HP’s decision to retire its MediaSmart Server line, which includes WHS in …

HP Easy USB Transfer add-in for MediaSmart Server and Data Vault

HP Easy USB Transfer add-in for HP MediaSmart Server and Data Vault owners allow the contents from a connected USB drive to be copied directly over to MediaSmart Server or Data Vault. The add-in is predominately designed for users that create a large number of files, for example, photographers who can shoot hundreds of photos …

HP and Proxure extend KeepVault Online Backup Deal for European MediaSmart Server and Data Vault owners

Hp and Proxure teamed up to offer MediaSmart Server and Data Vault owners a 20% discount on KeepVault and KeepVault Pro, an online backup add-in for Windows Home Server. “The Keep Vault is available in two flavours, standard “Keep Vault” and “Keep Vault Pro and Business”. KeepVault Pro and Business has all of the features …

HP MediaSmart Server and Data Vault update 3.3 released available via Windows Home Server Console

HP released another update for their MediaSmart Server and Data Vault models. Version 3.3 includes a fix to improve the quality of transcoded audio files, an issue seemingly introduced in the last update. Incidentally, a lot of issues hanging around Twonky on MediaSmart Server, even though some users uninstalled TwonkyMedia Server from their home server, …

HP MediaSmart Server 3.0 Update starts shipping in North America

HP MediaSmart Server owners across US and Canada have been struggling to get the upgrade discs; here’s a good new North American distributors are now shipping discs: “Hi from Vancouver Canada. According to UPS the disks will arrive Monday 22 March in Vancouver as they’re in transit now. It started from California and is oozing …

HP MediaSmart Expander for TiVo add-in integrates TiVo into Windows Home Server

HP released a add-in which allows you to store, view and manage TV Shows recorded with TiVo on the HP MediaSmart Server EX490 Series and X510 Data Vault. Those of you who have upgraded your previous generation MediaSmart Servers to HP’s v3.0 software should also be able to use the add-in, but HP haven’t tested …

HP EX490/495 MediaSmart Server, Data Vault v3.2.1 update available

HP released an update for EX490/495 MediaSmart Servers & the HP Data Vault X510. The update should also work with all MediaSmart Servers that’ve been upgraded to v3.2.1.4990, and is a 35MB download. More on this from Alex over at mediasmartserver.net Nigel “Cougar” Wilks and I have spent some time digging into the installer package, …

HP MediaSmart EX495 Home Server featured in innoventions Dream Home at Disneyland Park

HP MediaSmart EX495 Windows Home Server is now in the Innoventions Dream Home in Tomorrowland at the Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California. The home delivers on Walt Disney’s vision for showcasing cutting-edge technologies that make life better and easier. Hint: look behind the desk in the family room where the white arrow is pointing. You’ll …

HP MediaSmart Server v3.0 Upgrade Links

HP MediaSmart Server v3.0 Upgrade would be released this week; we can bring you the following links to order the upgrade, relevant to your country and model:

  • USA & Canada:
    EX470 Series – HP.com (From US$27.95, CAD$56.78) | EX480 Series – HP.com (From US$27.95, CAD$56.78)
  • UK: …

HP MediaSmart Server 3.0 Update for EX470/EX480 Series Servers

HP have announced that EX470 and EX480 Series MediaSmart Server owners can finally order their v3.0 software upgrade CDs later this week “3.0 software update DVD will be available to order beginning later this week, with shipments beginning next week. These optional updates are available to purchase for owners of our EX470/475/485/487 products who want …

Windows Home Server ‘SOHO Web page’ Launched by Microsoft

Windows Home Server is a perfect fit for Small and Home Offices and comes at a much lower cost than other larger servers. Feature sets of WHS such as user permissions, expandable storage, remote access, and data protection are something that a business should not live without. This seems to indicate that HP was onto …

HP MediaSmart Server 3.0 update to fix TwonkyMedia high CPU utilisation

PacketVideo/Twonky Media Server is receiving an update, reports Rick over at the TwonkyMedia Forums: “Some users here have reported problems with high CPU utilization and their HP MediaSmart servers . We believe that all TwonkyServer-related issues that may have contributed to high CPU usage have been fixed. Before December, we delivered an …

HP MediaSmart Server 3.0 Software Update rescheduled for Feb release

HP announced of delaying the release of HP MediaSmart Server 3.0 Software Update: “In the latter stages of testing our 3.0 software update, a couple of issues were discovered with the upgrade disks. One was related to compatibility with Power Pack 3 and the other with the media streaming software. Both issues have fixes and …

HP UK offers

HP in UK on Christmas eve is offering £90 plus an extra 10% off the HP MediaSmart Server EX490, and giving away FREE M&S hamper worth £50. The deal is valid until Dec 24th, and is available to HP employees, and also available to those with an employee scheme. You can …

Windows Home Server Free Trial now with Power Pack 3

So you’ve been hearing all of these great things about Windows Home Server, but still aren’t sure if you’re ready to buy one. If this is the case, its recommended using Windows Home Server free trial, that now includes Power Pack 3! You can simply download the trial and try …