Windows Server Essentials 2012 R2 and HP Microserver Generation 8 Review – part 3 for 4Sysops

In this final part I look at how Essentials 2012 R2 integrates with cloud services such as Office 365 and Azure backup. Read it here.

Hope you enjoyed reading these and I thank you for your time.

Windows Server Essentials 2012 R2 and HP Microserver Generation 8 Review – part 2 for 4Sysops

In this second part I look at Essential 2012 R2, what’s new (including the exciting option to run it as a VM under Hyper-V) and other improvements Microsoft’s made. Read it here.

Enjoy and thanks for reading.

Windows Server Essentials 2012 R2 and HP Microserver Generation 8 Review – part 1 for 4Sysops

Just before Christmas there was a three part article series published on 4Sysops where I look at the HP Microserver Generation 8 as well as Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials. Part 1, which you can read here, covered the hardware, gotchas around RAID configuration and drivers for Windows Server 2012 R2.

Enjoy and thanks for reading.

Windows Server 2012 Essentials review for 4Sysops–part 3

The final part of this short 3 part series looks at the advancements in Windows Server 2012 that applies to SMBs and thus makes Essentials better, such as Direct Access. I also cover the Windows 8 and Windows Phone apps for accessing and managing the server, read it here

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Windows Server 2012 Essentials review for 4Sysops–part 1

It’s been a while since I had a series on 4Sysops – part 1 of my review of Windows Server 2012 Essentials is now live here. Windows Server 2012 Essentials (and the recently announced Windows Server 2012 Essentials R2) is the replacement for the SBS “all in one” solution for small businesses.

Enjoy! And thanks for your time and energy in reading my blog.