Posts Tagged ‘Media Center’

Windows Media Center has been one of the best media management suites available for Microsoft Windows since the days of Windows XP, although the program got mass attention with Windows Vista. Despite the fact that the operating system in question was a big failure in itself, no one ever complained that Media Center lacked in what it had to offer, and hence, it made sense that the media suite would continue to remain bundled with Windows operating system in Windows 7. With the latest Windows 8, however, the Redmond company seems to have taken a rather surprising decision, in that Media Center is no longer a part of the OS – even the Pro version – and instead, available as a separate download for Windows 8 Pro users only.

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As was expected, the final version of Windows Home Server Power Pack 3 (PP3) is now available as a free download via Windows Update for systems running Windows Home Server. For those of you who don’t know, Windows Home Server is a server operating system from Microsoft which is specifically designed for home use. It was intended to help families with multiple connected PCs by providing: file sharing, maintaining automated backups (photos, videos, music, documents) plus remote access.

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Windows Home Server Power Pack 3 Beta was released last week and it brought much needed and improved Media Center integration with Windows Home Server alongside other features which improves its experience with Windows 7. Power Pack 2 added the functionality of making it easier to access content stored on a Home Server from a Media Center PC, Power Pack 3 takes it a step further.

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Yes you read it right! OABsoftware brings Media Center experience right to your Windows phone! Windows Media Center has been available for PCs and notebooks running with Windows operating systems like Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows Vista and Windows 7. But now, it’s lookalike clone is available for Windows Phones as well.

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I came across this video at Channel 9 of PDC 2008 Open Space discussion with Steven Sinofsky where he talked about Windows 7, UI, Media Center, boot time, Touch, Surface and lots more. According to him there’s still a lot of stuff left to do for RTM, which is a great thing as Windows 7 […]

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I came across these images of Microsoft Home, on Paul Thurrott’s Supersite for Windows. While, I’m very much fascinated by the cool gadgetry and hi-tech integration of Internet and devices in that place, what caught my eye were these images. This is an image of the Media Center Prototype, which is in working condition, as […]

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