In Windows Server 2012 we introduced a new version called Windows Server 2012
Essentials edition. The Essentials server is very flexible and
easy-to-use. This was a server solution that was primarily designed and
priced for small businesses with up to 25 users and 50 devices. This
provided a great first server for many customers, as well as it can be used
as the primary server in a multi-server environment for small businesses.
With the new Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials Server we really added many
features to make this an even more rounded server. The Essential server
also provides a ton of flexibly for deployment and functionality. We even
included the popular client computer backup from Windows Home server. The
Windows Server Essentials Experience role is available in Windows Server 2012
R2 Standard and Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter.
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With storage needs in your organizations growing exponentially over the last
few years and into the future there are plenty of things you may done in the
past to help keep the cost down. Chances are you bought some kind of fancy
SAN, that had all the bells and whistles to help storage work efficiently.
I am willing to bet one of the features your SAN has is data de-duplication.
Windows Server 2012
With Windows Server 2012 we introduced built-in data de-duplication on a
per-volume basis. You can save a tremendous amount in storage costs with
this powerful addition. Thisde-dupl... (more)
One of the most often questions/feedback we get regarding Windows 8.1 is
where is my start menu. These conversations can get very passionate, and
usually turn into a commentary around on how much we miss our start menu. I
am sure some folks want to punch the screen.
I totally understand your frustration and I went through this as well.
While Windows 8 does provide a big change to how we do things in the
interface, it did make me re-think why I used my start menu. What I learned
from my own usage and talking to all you wonderful folks, is that the start
menu is used for smal... (more)
Windows 8.1 has a lot to offer Business, probably one of the bigger
improvements is the inclusion of Hyper-V in the client. This provides
support for several scenarios including:
Test Lab: This is what I use it mainly for to test all the wickedly cool
technologies in Windows Server 2012 R2, among others. It provides a great
way to test and design basic infrastructures, especially leveraging the
built-in virtual machine networking. Application Testing: Testing home-spun
or package applications can be done very easily inside of Windows 8.1 client
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Back for Part 3 of the “Building a Hybrid Cloud” series, Keith Mayer and
myself chat about and demo the latest networking enhancements made in Windows
Server 2012 R2.
Keith really shows you how Windows Server 2012 R2 offers networks for your
virtualization hosts but also your virtual guests. One of the things that
amazed me, is that the configuration steps for the host and guests are nearly
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