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Microsoft have released version 2.02 of it’s Windows Phone 7 Connector for the Mac.

We first mentioned the Windows Phone 7 Connector Mac last December when it was in beta.

Windows Phone 7 Connector is a simple, easy-to-use application designed to sync your favourite media files from your Mac, with your Windows Phone 7 or Zune HD. You can also sync photos and videos you captured on your phone with your Mac, and when needed, update your Windows Phone 7 software.

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Windows Phone 7 Connection 2.02 provides the following updates and changes:

Features:

• Full sync and import support for Apple Aperture software
• Drag and drop import of files from Browse Device
• Ringtone transfer support (for phones running Windows Phone 7.5 or later)
• Improved video conversion process with user configuration options
• Support for Windows Phone Marketplace (for phones running Windows Phone 7.5 or later)
• Localization support for 13 additional languages
• Improvements to backup and restore operations
• Improved configuration for podcast sync and photo import
• Improved iTunes import support in certain languages
• Improved metadata support for videos

Fixes:

• Added additional error codes and help references for device update
• Resolved connectivity issues with certain devices
• Resolved album art display issues for certain devices

[button link="http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/windows-phone-7-connector/id415571499?mt=12" style="download" window="yes"]Download from the App Store now[/button]

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Connect your Facebook account to the Outlook Social Connector and stay up to the minute with the people in your network by accessing everything from e-mail threads to status updates in one single, centralized view.

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The Microsoft Outlook Social Connector Provider for Facebook allows you to connect your Facebook account to the Outlook Social Connector and obtain information about your friends and colleagues. You can see status updates and recently posted items from your Facebook contacts.

You can also use Outlook Social Connector to display a quick view of related Outlook content when you click on an email from a contact, such as recent e-mail conversations, meetings, and shared attachments to help you easily track your communications

NOTE: The Microsoft Outlook Social Connector Provider requires Microsoft Outlook Social Connector and the related update (KB983403) to be installed. If these components are not already installed on your machine, the Microsoft Outlook Social Connector Provider for Facebook will download and install the necessary updates from the Microsoft Download Center before completing the provider installation.

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Microsoft have released version 2.01 of it’s Windows Phone 7 Connector for the Mac.

We first mentioned the Windows Phone 7 Connector Mac last December when it was in beta.

Windows Phone 7 Connector is a simple, easy-to-use application designed to sync your favourite media files from your Mac, with your Windows Phone 7 or Zune HD. You can also sync photos and videos you captured on your phone with your Mac, and when needed, update your Windows Phone 7 software.

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What’s New in Version 2.01

Windows Phone 7 Connection 2.01 provides the following updates and changes:

Features:

• Full sync and import support for Apple Aperture software
• Drag and drop import of files from Browse Device
• Ringtone transfer support (for phones running Windows Phone 7.5 or later)
• Improved video conversion process with user configuration options
• Support for Windows Phone Marketplace (for phones running Windows Phone 7.5 or later)
• Localization support for 13 additional languages
• Improvements to backup and restore operations
• Improved configuration for podcast sync and photo import
• Improved iTunes import support in certain languages
• Improved metadata support for videos

Fixes:

• Added additional error codes and help references for device update
• Resolved connectivity issues with certain devices
• Resolved album art display issues for certain devices

[button link="http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/windows-phone-7-connector/id415571499?mt=12" style="download" window="yes"]Download from the App Store now[/button]

Microsoft have released version 2.0 of it’s Windows Phone 7 Connector for the Mac.

We first mentioned the Windows Phone 7 Connector Mac last December when it was in beta.

Windows Phone 7 Connector is a simple, easy-to-use application designed to sync your favourite media files from your Mac, with your Windows Phone 7 or Zune HD. You can also sync photos and videos you captured on your phone with your Mac, and when needed, update your Windows Phone 7 software.

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What’s New in Version 2:

  • Full sync and import support for Apple Aperture software
  • Drag and drop import of files from Browse Device
  • Ringtone transfer support (for phones running Windows Phone 7.5 or later)
  • Improved video conversion
  • Support for Windows Phone Marketplace (for phones running Windows Phone 7.5 or later)
  • Localization support for 13 additional languages
  • Improvements to backup and restore operations
  • Improved configuration for podcast sync and photo import
  • Improved iTunes import support in certain languages
  • Improved metadata support for videos

[button link="http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/windows-phone-7-connector/id415571499?mt=12" style="download" window="yes"]Download from the App Store now[/button]

Today Microsoft finally released the RC (release candidate) of the Windows Home Sever 2011 and SBS 2011 Essentials Windows Phone 7 Connector which was shown off at CES back in January.

Here is what Microsoft have posted on their blog:

Today we are pleased to announce the Release Candidate of the Windows Server Solutions Phone Connector for Windows Home Server 2011 (aka Integrating Windows Phone 7 with your WHS 2011 Server). The purpose of this Add-in is to enable Remote Server Management tasks and relay Media Streams for WHS 2011 including:

Alerts

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After you complete the authentication steps with the server that you are trying to connect to, an alerts listing is the first panorama item that the application launches into. This feature brings the Alert Viewer that you know from the server, to the phone.

If an alert is displayed white, it is active and included in the alert count. If an alert is dimmed, that means the alert is disabled, and it is not included in the alert count. Any alert item can be clicked to view the full alert text just as on a computer. Contextual menu options include enabling or disabling an alert, and performing a repair action if one was assigned to this alert.

Users

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The user-panorama item performs basic user management tasks, including:

  • Viewing user account details
  • Enable or disable a user account
  • Change a user account password

If you disable a user account, that is a reversible action. The moment a user account gets disabled, it causes the same effect as it would if you disable it by using the dashboard. The user’s access to Remote Web Access, the phone application, and any server resources is turned off.

Devices

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“Devices” is a panorama item that lets you:

  • View server-joined computer and Mac details.
  • View the backup status that every device last reported to the server.
  • Start or stop a backup for any computer or the server (from the contextual menu).

 

 

 

Media

The Media panorama lets you discover and view streams of media elements that you stored on your server in the appropriate shared folders (such as Music, Video and Picture shares).

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Music

MP3 non-Digital Rights Management-protected songs will be streamed directly from the server to your phone. Album art is also transported. Your library is searchable and can be organized in different views to help find what you want fast.

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Pictures

“Pictures” has a variety of functions:

  • Discover all .png and .jpg images that are stored in the Pictures shared folder on the server. Subfolders are recognized.
  • Open a picture full-screen to view it on the phone.
  • Save a copy of the picture to the phone, using its original dimensions and resolution (to be viewed later in the built-in Pictures hub of any Windows Phone 7).
  • Take a picture with the phone’s camera and upload it to the server.
  • Upload any picture that is stored in the Pictures hub of the phone to the server.

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Videos

The “Videos” feature allows you to discover and view videos that are stored on your server in the Videos shared folder.

Even though discoverable by this feature, the variety of video formats is high and not all formats can be streamed. For details about which video formats can be streamed from the server and accepted by the phone, see Supported Media Codecs for Windows Phone.

 

 

Live Tile Support

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If you pin the application to the home screen of your Windows Phone 7, you will be able to see a variety of at-a-glance information without launching into the application. An opt-in using the settings menu is required.

The at-a-glance information includes:

  • Count and type of network health alerts.
  • Percentage of storage use of your main disk.
  • Server name sending this information.

The Windows Phone 7 application requires both a server sided add-in to be installed on the WHS 2011 Server, as well as Windows 7 Phone application downloadable via marketplace.

For further information, and access to the downloads to start testing today, please visit http://connect.microsoft.com/windowshomeserver. Please note this is a release candidate and as such is for testing purposes only.

One of the promises of Windows Home Server 2011 was the ability to backup your Mac to WHS 2011. Unfortunately that functionality wasn’t provided out of the box. There were hacks and workarounds to get it running, but Orbital Technologies have produced an add-in to get it to work.

Orbital have worked very closely with Microsoft to produce this add-in, and we have been using a beta all week and we can now share with you a preview.

Who Are Orbital Technologies?

From their website:

Orbital provides expert software development services to many of the world’s top software companies. We are a software outsourcing partner of choice for development on Windows, Mac, UNIX, Linux and many mobile device platforms.

Leveraging our expert development team, we design and develop a wide range of commercial-grade software products for many of the world’s foremost software companies, such as Adobe, Microsoft and others.

We specialize in developing innovative software for other software and technology companies, working as an outsourced extension of our clients’ in-house development teams. We have a vast technical skillset and extensive experience developing custom software solutions across a range of platforms and technologies, including Windows, Mac, UNIX, Linux, .Net, J2EE, J2SE, J2ME, Apple iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch), Android, Windows Phone, Palm webOS, Symbian OS and other mobile embedded systems.

We provide solutions to extremely complex software problems that others cannot solve. We connect with our clients by understanding their needs and supporting them during the entire lifespan of a product. We believe that anything is possible and work with our clients to help them achieve their software objectives.

Installing the Add-in

Installing this add-in is no different to installing any other add-in with Windows Home Server 2011. You just start the install and follow the steps.

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If you already have the WHS 2011 Mac Connector installed on your Mac, then you will see a message telling you that an update is available, just click the button to update. If you haven’t yet installed the connector, now is the time to do so.

If you have a Windows Phone 7 device and an Apple Mac, you might want to connect the two together, Microsoft have just updated its Windows Phone 7 Connector for Mac to version 1.1.

We first mentioned the Windows Phone 7 Connector Mac last December when it was in beta form.

Windows Phone 7 Connector is a simple, easy-to-use application designed to sync your favourite media files from your Mac, with your Windows Phone 7 or Zune HD. You can also sync photos and videos you captured on your phone with your Mac, and when needed, update your Windows Phone 7 software.

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What’s New in Version 1.1

Windows Phone 7 Connector 1.1 provides the following updates and changes:
Features:
• Windows Phone 7 Connector Agent allows customers to configure Windows Phone 7 Connector to start whenever a supported device is connected.
• Apple Lossless encoded audio files are now supported and synced to devices.
Fixes:
• Resolved high CPU utilization problem in certain sync situations
• Performance improvements

[button link="http://itunes.apple.com/app/windows-phone-7-connector/id415571499?mt=12#" style="download" window="yes"]This Windows Phone 7 Connector is available now for download from the Mac App Store[/button]

Now that the Windows Home Server 2011 RC is out, it’s time to share a couple more videos with you.

Why not give Windows Home Server 2011 a try, it’s available now on Microsoft Connect to download.

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Installing the Windows Home Server 2011 Connector

The Windows Home Server 2011 Dashboard

More Videos

Don’t forget to check out some of our other Windows Home Server 2011 videos below:

[button link="http://connecteddigitalworld.com/2011/02/03/windows-home-server-2011-feature-move-folder-wizard/" window="yes"]Windows Home Server 2011 Move Folder Wizard[/button]

[button link="http://connecteddigitalworld.com/2011/02/03/windows-home-server-2011-feature-server-and-folder-backup/" window="yes"]Windows Home Server 2011 Server and Folder Backup[/button]

[button link="http://connecteddigitalworld.com/2011/02/03/windows-home-server-2011-feature-server-and-folder-recovery/" window="yes"]Windows Home Server 2011 Server and Folder Recovery[/button]

[button link="http://connecteddigitalworld.com/2011/02/05/windows-home-server-2011-folder-share-mapping-video-edition/" window="yes"]Windows Home Server 2011 Folder Share Mapping[/button]

[button link="http://connecteddigitalworld.com/2011/02/04/windows-home-server-2011-installation-overview-video-edition/" window="yes"]Windows Home Server 2011 Installation Overview[/button]

[button link="http://connecteddigitalworld.com/2011/02/05/windows-home-server-2011-folder-share-restore-video-edition/" window="yes"]Windows Home Server 2011 Folder Share Restore[/button]

[button link="http://connecteddigitalworld.com/2011/02/05/windows-home-server-2011-backup-strategy-and-resource-demonstration-video-edition/" window="yes"]Windows Home Server 2011 Backup Strategy and Resource Demonstration[/button]

[button link="http://connecteddigitalworld.com/2011/02/06/windows-home-server-2011-internal-3tb-hard-drive-support-video-edition/" window="yes"]Windows Home Server 2011 Internal 3TB Hard Drive Support [/button]

And why not subscribe to our YouTube Video channel? [button link="http://www.youtube.com/UsingWHS" style="info" window="yes"]Using Windows Home Server Video Channel[/button]

If you have a Windows Phone 7 device and an Apple Mac, you might want to connect the two together, Microsoft have just released its Windows Phone 7 Connector for Mac beta 2 for you to try.

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Here is how Microsoft describe the Windows Phone 7 Connector for Mac:

Windows Phone 7 Connector for Mac is a new software application that enables you to synchronize your favorite music*, videos*, photos* and podcasts* from iTunes and iPhoto.This software is not part of the Zune experience. In order to enjoy the Zune experience on Mac, you will need to install a Windows OS (XP or higher). Zune delivers music and video entertainment across Windows Phone 7, Xbox Live and Windows PC’s. *DRM Protected content will not be able to be synchronized with Windows Phone 7

You can download the beta from the Microsoft download site.

You can also learn more about Windows Phone 7 from the Microsoft website.

Its nice to see Microsoft producing software for the Mac. I’m still a Windows guys, but I also have a MacBook Air, and so I want the ability to use anything with all my kit. A pipe dream maybe, buy who knows in the future.

Tim went to the Windows Phone 7 launch event and wrote up a great article if you haven’t read it.

Do you record TV through Windows Media Center? Did you know that you can have Windows Home Server move the recorded shows to your WHS automatically? Did you also know that the Windows Media Center Connector will also make a smaller copy of that show for your portable device? Check out our short video on the Windows Media Center Connector.

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Windows Media Center Connector

The Windows Media Center Connector is available to anyone using Windows Home Server and Windows 7. The application loads by default the first time, but if it has not, you can install it by going to:

C:\Program Files\Windows Home Server

and double clicking on the MCWHSSetup file.

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Once the connector is installed you need to reboot your PC. After the reboot, open Windows Media Center and check out the Home Server icon.

Windows Media Center Connector

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Connector Installation Video

Check out this short video!

Windows Media Center Connector with TV Archive Service

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If you record TV through your Windows Media Center then this connector is a must!

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Timothy Daleo

Proxure have been in touch to let us know about a new Mac OSX Beta of their KeepVault Connector for Windows Home Server.

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Here is what they said:

KeepVault is proud to announce the open beta for KeepVault Connector for Mac OSX.  The KeepVault Connector will allow Mac users to simplify the process of sync’ing files from their Mac to their WHS.

The Connector client for Mac has all of the features and simplicity as our Connector client for Windows.  You can find more details on setup, requirements, and a download link in our forms (see links to our forums below).

Highlights:

· Automatically sync file from your Intel-based Mac to your Windows Home Server

· Automatically protect sync’d files to your KeepVault online storage account for replicated protection (requires a KeepVault subscription)

· Connector automatically watches for new and changed files

· Sync from within your LAN http://forums.proxure.com/viewtopic.php?t=4365

· Sync from anywhere on the internet http://forums.proxure.com/viewtopic.php?t=4366

Look out for an in-depth walk-though soon.

In the mean time, you can download the Mac beta client from here and you can learn more about KeepVault here..

And you can read our review we did last year on KeepVault  for Windows Home Server.

Want to know what to expect when connecting your client PC to the Vail beta? I set up the connector and created a user account on my Windows Server Vail and made a short video of the process.

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Do not have Windows Server code name Vail?

Get the Windows Home Server code name “Vail” Public Preview at:

Microsoft Connect

Want to view a video of the software installation of Vail?

http://connecteddigitalworld.com/2010/04/28/microsoft-windows-home-server-code-name-vail-beta-installation-video-edition/

What’s New with Windows Server code name Vail beta

Windows Home Server Code Name “Vail” is the version 2 release of Windows Home Server and is based on Windows Server® 2008 R2.

Remote Access

Connecting to your Media

Computers and Backup

Drive Extender Enhancements

Dashboard and Launchpad

Let’s see the video!

Connector Installation for Windows Server Code Name Vail

Check back with us for future videos on all of the great features of Windows Server code name Vail!

Have a fun time with Vail and make Windows Home Server a part of your life.

Timothy Daleo

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