WHS gets WP7 app, Vail only.

Microsoft are showing off a brand new Windows Phone 7 app for Windows Home Server. Called ‘My Server’ the app gives you access to your home server content while...

Microsoft are showing off a brand new Windows Phone 7 app for Windows Home Server. Called ‘My Server’ the app gives you access to your home server content while on the go. To achieve this, you’ll need to have  the Remote Web feature enabled on your home server. One kicker for the announcement is that its for WHS Vail only, that means if you have a first-gen WHS, your out of luck.

WHS users will be familiar with Alerts, for those who aren’t, they provide status information for things like backups and security of your home networked devices.

From the app, you can also take a photo on your WP7 device and upload it to your home server. This demonstrates the extensibility of the camera application in WP7 and actually a really neat feature.

 Right now its just an announcement, with release likely around the time Vail actually ships. It’s expected early 2011.

More info available on the Windows Home Server blog.

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