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Home Networking, Windows Server 2012 Essentials, Lights Out, the HP N40L, N54L and the Deal with NASA Interns – HT108

Home-Tech-Album-125x125_thumb1Jim (@jcollison) is joined this week by Andrew (@unrealshots) and Christian (@TheWizBM) for Show 108!  We were all about Christian (and Gary’s) Home Networking setup to include an in depth look at Windows Server 2012 Essentials, SharePoint and Active Directory!  How to do it, how not to and how to get it done with what you have!  We also talked about Lights Out, a Windows Server Addin, The HP Microserver N40L and N54L as well as Christian’s Intern experience at NASA.

Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E at http://theAverageGuy.tv/live

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No LIVE show for the next two weeks – Jim is in Germany.  Follow all the pics I take at http://theAverageGuy.me

Congrats to the Drobo Winner Jay Shridharani 

Server 2012 Essentials:
I. Overview

Taking Advantage of Free Cloud Storage for 3-2-1 Backup (Updated)

Even Backup guys need to practice and plan for good backup strategies.  As a Microsoft Windows Home Server MVP and podcaster with the Home Server Show, you would think that of all people, I would have my backup plans documented well and in order.  Well, I do, kind of.  I have been running a bit loose lately and I thought it was time to tightening things up.

HPN40LAt home, I currently run a Windows Home Server (WHS) 2011 box with about 2TB of total storage space and 2 TB of storage to back those files up.  I also backup everything to a ioSafe Solo (an external hard drive that is fire and water proof) that has the most important 1 TB of my data backed up as well.  If there was ever a fire at my home, my data wouldn’t burn.

I will be moving my WHS and the data to the next version (Windows Server 2012 Essentials) some time in 2013 and I though now would be a good time get it all in the cloud for the migration.  Why the cloud?  First, I have been writing and updating a running post on Cloud Storage Options. Currently, cloud, or offsite data storage on someone else’s servers, is becoming more popular and inexpensive.  There are at lease 20 companies with some kind of offering.  You can get more details on it HERE.

The Beta Show! Windows Live Essentials 2011, Skype, Blogger, WordPress, Dropbox – HT001

Home-Tech-Album-125x125_thumb1_thumb1Welcome to the first ever Home Tech Podcast.  Brian Burgess and Christian Johnson join me, Jim Collison and special guest John Zajdler from the HomeServerShow.com on a new podcast focused on Tech solutions for the Average Guy.  Got folks always asking you to help you with their new gadgets?  This is the podcast you want to have them listen to!

Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E at http://theAverageGuy.tv/live.

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This week we spend most of the show focusing on Microsoft’s Windows Live Essentials 2011.  Brian’s most recent posts on the WLE 2011 and Live Mail set us up for some good discussion around the platform.

Windows Live Essentials

How to Setup Windows Live Essentials 2011 on Windows 7

Getting Started with Windows Live Mail on Windows 7



Blogger / WordPress


Windows Live Essentials on Windows XP


Website Picks of the Week

Brian – Ninite.com

Christian – Windows Live Essentials

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