4 Posts for January, 2012
Perhaps the only app that is bundled with the Windows 8 Developer Preview that is not only a demo of the new runtime (WinRT) is the Remote Desktop app. This is more in line with what we should see from all of the typical Windows utilities in the new Metro UI context. Instructions and screen shots for using RDC in Windows 8 are after the break.
It looks like the Windows Home Server 2011 connector software will install on the Windows 8 Developer Preview. One oddity is that I had to visit http://
There are a lot of webapps and 10 foot UI TV-friendly apps out there to get more “over the top” content to HTPC owners. It is a bit of a mess to try to find all of these ways of getting content. Using Windows Media Center, Google Chrome, and my own Relaunch, I can use all of these 10 foot apps to get more content through my HTPC. You don’t necessarily have to use that combination, as any HTPC can run these if you have a way of launching a browser. Head past the break to see the list!
Windows Home Server offers you remote access to all of your files, that is, if your ISP lets you run a server on ports 80, 443 and 4125. Not every home ISP allows you to run inbound traffic on those ports. Luckily you can work around this by redirecting traffic from the outside internet to your internal network. Before you do anything call your ISP and ask them if they will open up those three ports. Many times they will oblige and you can save yourself a headache. If that does not work and it is not against your terms of service, then there is a way to semi-elegantly work around the blocked ports. Have a look after the break to find out how!