Microsoft Rolls Out Windows Home Server Controller for Windows Phones

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Although Microsoft has made some publicly unfavorable changes to its consumer-focused Windows Home Server software, that hasn’t stopped it from rolling out updates. The latest one brings Windows Phone users something special – a controller hub for their Windows Home Server that lets them access administration tools as well as more media than you can shake a stick at.

Microsoft Windows Home Server Connector Windows Phone

The new Connector add-in takes advantage of Windows Phone’s unique user interface. Instead of hiding options behind buttons and menus, items are gracefully laid out inside of a single hub (shown above); users can swipe left to right to access the different features. It isn’t the first time fans of the little server software that could were able to access vital server information and contents on the go; in fact, HP developed its own iPhone apps that did much the same thing several years ago. 

Microsoft Windows Home Server Connector Windows Phone

In order to get in on the action, you’ll need to download two things: an add-in for your Windows Home Server management console that lets your phone connect and chat with your storage box (it’s available here) and the “My Home Server” application for your Windows Phone device. That one’s available straight from the Zune Marketplace. 

via Windows Home Server Blog (official)



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