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Windows Home Server Power Pack 2 Announced
The Windows Home Server Team announced today Power Pack 2. The English version of Power Pack 2 will be made available via Windows Update starting March 24th to Windows Home Servers with Power Pack 1 installed. You must have Power Pack 1 installed in order to install Power Pack 2. Chinese, French, German, Japanese and Spanish versions of Power Pack 2 will be made toward the end of April.
Power Pack 2 offers Windows Home Server users the following awesomeness:
For more information on Power Pack 2, read this post from the Windows Home Server Team.
Psst, here is a little tip for Windows 7 Beta users who have Windows Home Servers. You can add Windows Home Server shared folders to Windows 7 Libraries. Just right-click on a Library and choose “Properties”. There you can pick which folders you want in that Library. Choose “Include a folder…” and type \\ServerName\ShareName\FolderName etc. See below screenshot for a example:
You can see that in my Documents Library, I was able to add my “Brandon LeBlanc” user folder (located at \\JARVIS\Users\Brandon LeBlanc). I have actually created a standalone Library on my Windows 7 Beta PCs called JARVIS consisting of all the important shared folders on my Windows Home Server.
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|24 Mar 2009||#2|
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I'm not sure you need the Home Server to do this
For Audio there's ZILLIONS of ways to stream content everywhere even from a humble laptop so an ordinary desktop PC with loads of Disk space -- no probs (plus you get direct access to loads of nice Internet stations as well that you can stream wirelessly all over your house.
I use the Logitech Squeezebox system
Transporter® & Squeezebox™ Wireless Network Music Players - Every room deserves a soundtrack
Works on Linux as well which if you just want a server is probably the best option.
For Video there are also loads of options as well
my favorite is the SLINGBOX system --
Sling Media - Home of the Slingbox
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