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.
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.