Microsoft has announced the Release Candidate for the Windows Server Solutions Phone Connector for Windows Phone Server 2011. Basically, it's a Windows Phone app that gives you remote server management for your home server.

We mentioned some time ago that Microsoft was working on a connector for the Windows Phone, code named "Vail", and it looks as if all the hard work is about to pay off.

The app will enable remote server management tasks and relay media streams for Windows Home Server 2011. Once authenticated with your home server, the Windows Phone connector will:

  • Give you access to system alerts
  • User management features that include viewing user accounts, enable/disable accounts and password management
  • View server joined computer details including initiating system backup and viewing backup status
  • Stream media stored on your server to your phone (music, pictures, and videos).

The Connector App will also have Live Tile support allowing you to view a variety of "at-a-glance" information that includes count and type of network alerts, storage used on main server, and the server name.

You find out more information on the Windows Phone Windows Home Server 2011 Connector (WP7WHS2011 for shor?t) and access to the Release Candidate download here.

Source: WindowsTeamBlog Thanks goes out to Tim for the tip!