During the current CES in Las Vegas, Microsoft is previewing a Windows Phone 7 Beta add-in for Microsoft's upcoming Windows Home Server code-named "Vail". The Windows Phone 7 add-in will give remote access to Windows Home Servers and providing access to Alerts, Media and Account. Just like the Alert option on the Dashboard, the Windows Phone version gives alert notifications on the connected Windows Home Server. Media, which is the most important part, will provide access to all music, photos and videos, stored on the Windows Home Server, allowing to smoothly stream music, photos and even videos right from the home to a Windows Phone away from home!
The Windows Phone 7 "My Server" app also adds an option under picture sharing. This option allows to upload pictures to a Windows Home Server, by creating a new folder with its "phone name"
While Microsoft's Windows Home Server "Vail" has yet to be released, no word when the Windows Phone 7 add-on will be available for public use.
Cheers ~ Arne