Archive for the ‘support’ Category

Support for Windows XP ends in April 2014

April 30th, 2013 No comments

After April 8, 2014, there will be no new security updates, non-security hotfixes, free or paid assisted support options, or online technical content updates for Windows XP SP3.

Learn about upgrading to Windows 7 or Windows 8.

The Microsoft Support Lifecycle provides consistent, predictable guidelines for product support availability when a product releases and throughout that product’s life.

Windows and Office products receive a minimum of 10 years of support (5 years Mainstream Support and 5 years Extended Support) at the supported service pack level.

Get more information about what end of support means for you

Update improves Windows Home Server Console display on some Netbooks

May 27th, 2009 No comments

There is good news if you are one of the many people that purchased a netbook computer over the past while. A home server and a netbook can be a complementary solution. In addition to the image-based backup software included in Windows Home Server, the ability to augment the netbook storage space with a home server is a no-brainer. Shad Larsen commented on this solution in a post, “Making your Netbook functional using Windows 7 and Windows Home Server.


Photo: Acer Aspire One A150

One of the benefits of a netbook is the small size and portability of the device.  However, that size means a smaller screen and less visual real estate for applications. As a result, the Windows Home Server Console may not have displayed correctly on some netbook computers. The latest update, described in the Microsoft Knowledge Base article 963032, enables the Windows Home Server Console to support a resolution of 1024 x 600.

The update will automatically install as part of Windows Update if Automatic Updates is enabled on the home server. (How to turn on automatic updates.) Users can also click Update Now on the Settings tab of the Windows Home Server Console.

– Steven

Windows Home Server MVPs – April 2009

The Windows Home Server team is excited to have 2 new MVPs added to our MVP family.  Please join me in welcoming our latest additions:

I look forward to their continued contributions to the Windows Home Server Community.