Windows Home Server 2011 Step by Step – Part 19: Streaming Music, Video and Photos to Network Devices

A general definition for “server” is something that serves or is used in serving. A more specific definition of the kind of server we’ve been discussing in the book is a host computer which serves the needs of client computers in a Local Area Network (LAN).

For the purposes of this chapter, serving the needs of a client involves a very basic function: serving files to the clients in a network. In this chapter, we will be discussing how Windows Home Server 2011 integrates with various network devices – PCs, network media receivers, games consoles and Connected TVs to share and stream media files. Yes, unless you’re really into backup, it’s time to talk about the fun stuff – Entertainment.

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Manage Windows Home Server With Your Android Phone With WHS Phone for Android

Windows Phone 7 owners have been able to connect their smartphones to Windows Home Server for some time thanks to Paul Juenger’s WHS Phone add-in. But with Android handsets rapidly gaining in popularity, it’s about time that a developer created a similar add-in for Google’s platform. The good news is that such an add-in is on the way, and better still, its not just a similar add-in – it’s the same!
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Add-in: WHS Phone v1.0.7

WHS Phone, an add-in which allows you to manage Windows Home Server via a Windows Phone 7 handset is now available in the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace. As previously reported, the add-in enables file browsing, music streaming and photo viewing and allow access to certain management functions on the home server.

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