Windows Phone 7 Connector for WHS 2011 Server Released


Microsoft has announced the availability of the final RTM release of the Windows Phone 7 Connector for Windows Home Server 2011. This connector allows a WHS 2011 user to enable Remote Server Management tasks and relay Media Streams from their Windows Phones.

“The Windows Server Solutions Phone Connector add-in enables you to connect to your home, business, or storage server by using your Windows Phone 7 phone,” said Microsoft in a blog post.

Here is a quick rundown of the features:

This connector allows you to use the Alert Viewer on your phone. It is the same Alert Viewer used on WHS 2011. The connector allows for better user management including a user-panorama item that performs basic user management tasks such as viewing user account details, enable or disable a user account, and change a user account password.

The connector also allows you to control the devices by viewing server-joined computer and Mac details, viewing the backup status that every device reported to the server, and start or stop a backup for any computer or the server. The connector also allows for discovery and viewing of media elements that you stored on your server in the appropriate shared folders (such as Music, Video and Picture shares).

The connector also allows you to have a live-tile on your Windows Phone that showcases the count and type of network health alerts, percentage of storage use of your main disk, and server name.

Download the Windows Phone 7 Connector for WHS 2011 Server here. You can also search for My Home Server in the Zune Marketplace.