Announced by Microsoft in January 2007, Windows Home Server (WHS) is a consumer server option designed for use with multiple computers connected in the home. Home Server allows you to share files such as digital photos and media files, and also allows you to automatically backup your home networked computers. Through Windows Media Connect, Windows Home Server lets you share any media located on your WHS with compatible devices. Compatible devices in this case basically means Vista or XP computer systems, media center devices, Windows Mobile-based devices, and even your Xbox 360 console gaming system.
The server itself requires only an Ethernet card and at least one Windows XP or Windows Vista PC. Through the Home Server Console, which is the software you install on the connected PCs, you can set all your server options including backup details, file-sharing options so you don’t need a video_adapter.html, or keyboard and mouse since all access is done remotely through a connected PC.
- Windows Image Acquisition
Abbreviated as WIA, Windows Image Acquisition is a device driver interface (DDI) and an API that is used for acquiring digital images from devices that are used primarily in still image capture, such as scanners and digital cameras, and transferring those images to the user computer.
- Windows Live ID
A free service that enables users to create one set of sign-in credentials consisting of an e-mail address and password to sign in to MSN Messenger, MSN Hotmail, MSN Music, and other sites and services. Windows Live ID (the newest name of the service) also works with works with Passport Network sites.
- Windows Live Messenger
Previously called MSN Messenger, Microsoft’s Windows Live Messenger (WLM) is an advertisement-supported instant messaging service. It currently has more than 27 million active registered users worldwide. WLM offers file sharing, PC-to-PC calling, time-stamped messages, offline notifications and other features. In 2006, Microsoft and Yahoo announced an interoperability agreement which would allow users on either system […]
- Windows Mail
A Microsoft Windows Vista feature, formally called Outlook Express in previous Microsoft operating systems. Windows Mail better addresses concerns regarding junk e-mail and phishing attacks, and it also adds new features not found in Outlook Express for searching and managing your e-mail.
- Windows Meeting Space
A Microsoft Windows Vista feature for collaboration that enables face-to-face collaboration with up to nine Windows Vista users that allows them to share work over a wired network, a wireless local area network (WLAN), or an ad-hoc wireless network. When a user initiates a Windows Meeting Space session they can then invite others and send […]