After a long-weekend marathon, WHS Disk Management v1.1.0.0 has finally reached alpha status. I'm looking for a few brave souls to help with testing; if you're interested, send me a private message on the We Got Served forums, or contact us using the blog.

So what's new in this release? Well, exciting things are afoot.

We've changed to a client/service architecture, removing the heavy-lifting from the Add-In code and pushing the processing out to a Windows service. The change was made for a number of reasons, the most important of which are:

  1. To follow Microsoft's new developer guidelines for Windows Home Server Add-ins
  2. To remove most of the excuses we had for not developing alerting, logging, and reporting capabilities in the Add-In

We'll be testing this release for a lot longer than we have in the past; this is a significant departure from the previous architecture, and we need to make sure we've got it right.

We promise that the next release will be worth the wait!

posted on Monday, October 27, 2008 6:55 PM | Filed Under [ Windows Home Server Site Development ]

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