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Sean Daniel has posted a great article on how to get yours Add-ins listed on Microsoft Pinpoint.

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This is how he starts:

Are you a developer or developer firm that’s built an application for SBS 2011 Essentials, SBS 2011 Premium Add-on, Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials, and Windows Home Server 2011? Then you should list your application in Microsoft Pinpoint. Listing here will give you greater awareness of your application to your target audience.

For example, these links are inside the product:

So if you are a developer, this article is definitely for you and you can finish reading it here.

Ian over at the Digital Lifestyle.com has just released the Media Center Show podcast, number 272, and as it becoming normal I am on the show!

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Here is what Ian has to say about this weeks show:

This week Andrew Endney and John Zajdler from HomeServerShow.com join me to chat about the weeks news including Pinpoint for Windows Home Server, streaming media over the internet, the Boxee Box and we talk about the new Apple TV. Also this week there has been the first glimpses of Windows Media Center in Windows Embedded so we talk about the new boxes and what we want to see from a set top box.

Links from this weeks show:

You would think after all these appearances you would think he would spell my name right!

Anyway, we had a lot of fun recording as usual, and as usual you can listen to the show here.

Microsoft have announced that their Pinpoint applications guide will have a new category for Windows Home Server V1 so if you are a developer of V1 add-ins you will want to sign up.

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Here is what Microsoft says:

To our valued Windows Home Server V1 add-in developers:

Thank you for your continued support for Windows Home Server, we appreciate all you’ve done and want to make you aware of a new opportunity to list your existing Windows Home Server (WHS) V1 add-in directly with Microsoft.

Beginning on September 16th, the “Pinpoint” applications guide will have a new category for WHS V1. We are moving away from our static page on Microsoft.com to content delivered via the Pinpoint database. This has several key advantages for you:

1) The Pinpoint solutions guide is self-service; you can create and change entries yourself.

2) Over time, the database content will be surfaced on our team’s website as well as other Microsoft web properties.

3) We are also planning to create similar Pinpoint database entries for the upcoming Vail and Aurora releases for you to list your updated add-ins as well.

4) We encourage you to list any other software you’ve developed for our other products in the Windows Server Product Family.

Our WHS V1 listing in the Pinpoint applications guide has a planned go live date of September 16, 2010. You will be able to create entries on beginning on that date. The location for Windows Home Server will be found within the “Windows Server Product Family” category. The URL to sign up is: http://pinpoint.microsoft.com/en-US/GetListed

In addition, please keep us updated on your progress moving your add-in to WHS V2, or “Vail” via email to: hsbsisvx@microsoft.com .

Finally, in case you still need to sign up for the Vail and Aurora public betas, the URLs for their Microsoft Connect sites are listed below:

https://connect.microsoft.com/WindowsHomeServer

https://connect.microsoft.com/SBS

Thank you,

The Home and Small Business Server Product Development and Marketing team

So if you are a developer, head over and sign up today.

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