Events this Week – October 14th, 2008

A day late, due to the Columbus Day holiday, but here are the events listed in Community Megaphone for the next week (or so) for the Mid-Atlantic area (note in particular my upcoming appearance at BaltoMSDN this Wednesday, and the CMAP Code Camp on the 25th): Tuesday, October 14, 2008 5:30 PM: October Pittsburgh .NET…

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Windows Home Server Team Blog

Just heard about this: http://blogs.technet.com/homeserver/ I’m considering adding a Windows Home Server box to my network, as soon as I can get permission for a new hardware acquisition after my recent purchase of a new Windows Vista Media Center machine (Dell Inspiron 531, picked up through the Dell Outlet store), and a new 1080p TV….

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New Media Center Extenders announced

New Media Center Extenders…and they support DivX and XviD, something I’ve heard tons of people ask for. Good stuff: So today Microsoft is announcing a reinvigorated Media Center Extender effort called… wait for it… Extenders for Windows Media Center. Ok, the name totally sucks, but the important part is Microsoft upgraded its wayward Extender system…

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Ed Bott on Windows Vista Media Center

This looks cool: In June, I recounted my out-of-the-box experience with a new Dell PC running Windows Vista, starting with a failed BIOS upgrade, undergoing a successful repair, and establishing that the basic hardware and software setup was rock-solid. The reason I bought this PC in the first place was to use it as the…

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