Mommy, Why is There a Server in the House?

December 4, 2007

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On www.stayathomeserver.com the Windows Home Server Team are posting a series of hilarious videos that both describe the product and help solidify the definition of the category.

They have also commissioned a funny fake children’s book titled “Mommy, Why is there a Server in my House?” which will help parents explain why there is a new member of the family. A teaser of the book is on www.stayathomeserver.com right now; it will soon be available in many other forms…they’ll actually be selling it on Amazon.

Check out the Microsoft Windows Home Server Team blog at http://blogs.technet.com/homeserver/archive/2007/11/30/home-computer-home-network-home-server.aspx

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Windows Live Update

September 7, 2007

I have been using the Windows Live Writer Beta for some time now and it has allowed me to create all my blog posts in a WYSIWYG offline environment.  I can write posts on the train on the way home and then have them published when I get home.   This has given me a major productivity improvement.  I am also a frequent user of the Window Live Messenger and have used that since its first inception.   Yesterday I was reading Angus Logan’s blog and learnt that the Windows Live team have been really busy and have just released a new suite of products and product updates, including Windows Live Mail, Windows Live Messenger, Windows Live Writer and Windows Live Photo Gallery Beta.   I updated my environment smoothly and I can now check my Hotmail email account directly from my desktop (instead of going to the Web) and I have also discovered some photos on my hard drive that I thought I had lost – Way cool!   I recommend upgrading to the latest Windows Live experience!

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