In case you missed it, Maximum PC recently released one of the most comprehensive how-to article on building your own Windows Home Server that we have ever seen. The article is generating a lot of buzz, and you can check it out online here or head down to your local bookstore and peruse the 10-page, full-color spreads. The article walks through all the key features of Windows Home Server – including automatic backups, file sharing, remote access, media streaming throughout the home, and hard drive expandability. And according to Maximum PC: “More than just a stripped-down version of Windows Server 2003, WHS has numerous features that make it ideal for small home networks.” This is a fact we have been proudly touting for some time. You can check out more information on Windows Home Server for SOHO on our Web page, which features information for small businesses, including case studies and video interviews with some of our customers.

The second part of Maximum PC’s review walks you step-by-step – including handy photos to illustrate the process – on how to build your own server. If you don’t want to do it yourself, check out the reviews at the end of the HP MediaSmart LX195 and the Acer EasyStore H340 – great products from our partners. You can also read about some of the cool add-ins developed by our Windows Home Server community that extend the functionality of your Windows Home Server, including Advanced Admin Consol, Disk Management, Web Folders 4 Windows Home Server, Photosync, and My Movies, just to name a few. There have been so add-ins built for Windows Home Server by our passionate community of technical enthusiasts that we’ve almost lost count! I believe we’re at more than 100 add-ins and counting. Find out more about add-ins here – they will help simplify your family's digital lifestyle and enhance the functionality of your Windows Home Server.

You don’t have to build your own Windows Home Server to enjoy Maximum PC’s article. It’s chock full of all the great features, benefits, and tips for getting the most out of your Windows Home Server. You don’t want to miss this one! 

- Dave Berkowitz, Senior Product Manager, Core Infrastructure Marketing, Microsoft




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