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I have recently picked up the Microsoft Touch Mouse from a local retailer and am very surprised at the functionality that is packed into this peripheral. In the past I have not been one to spend a great deal of money an any one peripheral but I am happy with the features and the efficiencies that are added to my every day tasks. At $79.99 I am expecting some great features and a smooth user experience.
Lets start with the packaging, I had mentioned on The Average Tech Guy Podcast that Microsoft crafted almost the same quality packaging as Apple does. If you have ever purchased an Apple product you know what I am saying. The box has a picture of the Touch Mouse backed by some pinned stripped variations of yellow, orange, red and is very clean in design. The front, which is held closed by a magnet, and top of the package lift up to reveal the mouse through a very nice heavy plastic, almost glass looking case.
Have you been looking for a better way to back up your data other than an external hard drive? So have many others. Over the last 3 years, Microsoft has been developing and supporting a product to help you with not only backing up your PCs, but assist you with some network file sharing. It’s called a Windows Home Server (WHS).
Admittedly, I am a WHS enthusiast, blogger and podcaster and have a vested interested in the product. In November, Microsoft pulled the Drive Extender (DE) functionality from the product and left the WHS community reeling. Much of this has already been document on this topic and if you have fallen behind, here is a must read to catch up. The short of it, is that the ability to use multiple hard drives in a single PC and have them seen as one volume and managed as a pool of drives is not longer going to be supported by Microsoft in the near future. For WHS enthusiasts, this was a blow!