First Look at the Surface 2, Xbox Music, Using Windows Azure with Windows Server 2012 Essentials, My Server 2012 Apps, Seagate and Netgear NAS – HT145

Home-Tech-Album-125x125_thumb1_thumb1Jim (@jcollison) has guests Windows Home Server MVP John Zajdler (@Dieharder) and Andrew Morris(@unrealshots) for show #145 of the Home Tech Podcast brought to you by the Average Guy Network.  Jim is back from the MVP Summit 2013 on the Microsoft Campus in Redmond, WA and spends some time going over a video review of the new Surface 2, covers a little bit of the new Xbox Music and Video, talks about using Windows Azure for the average guy,   John covers some Home Server offerings from Seagate, Western Digital and Netgear.

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[5:28] Jim’s New Surface 2]

Microsoft – Surface 2 with 32GB – Magnesium by Microsoft

Now, when you buy a Surface 2 or Surface Pro 2, you get 200GB of SkyDrive storage, for two years—free. Free storage for music, photos, documents, video so your files are always with you.

Every Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 comes with Skype already installed. Plus an entire year of Skype WiFi and an Unlimited1 World subscription—totally free.

[14:36] Xbox Music]

[18:55] Using Windows Azure to run Windows Server 2012 Essentials]

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[40:09] Microsoft Releases a fix for Remote Web Access on Windows Home Server 2011 using Internet Explorer]

[42:02] My Server 2012 R2 Windows 8 and Windows Phone apps]

[44:42] Seagate Business Storage Windows Server 4-bay NAS]

Running a Dual Core 2.13 GHz Intel Atom CPU, 512MB DRAM, 4 SATA II channels with Hot swappable/lockable trays, the Business Storage 4-bay NAS is available in configurations of 4TB, 8TB, 12TB and 16 TB with RAID 0, 1, 5 & 10.

Seagate Business Storage Network Attached Storage (STBM2000100) by Seagate

Western Digital Arkeia –

[52:36] NETGEAR REadyNAS 716] NETGEAR has launched the REadyNAS 716, a quad-core Xeon-equipped NAS that they claim is the fastest NAS in the world. The MSRP in the U.S. is $4,500

Netgear RN716X-100NES Readynas 716 Diskless by Netgear

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