Wednesday 11 July 2012

Windows Server 2012 Essentials Beta Download Available

The new Windows Server 2012 Essentials Beta has been released to the public:

The Connect site can be used to file bugs if found while working with the new beta.

The Official SBS Blog also has a link that is direct to the Microsoft Download Site:

The official announcement with the feature set can be found here:

The two features that stand out for us is the client backup and the Remote Web Access ability. Our clients are used to using RWA for their access needs. Having client backup will be a big plus especially for firms that have mostly laptop users in and out of the office.

As mentioned and demonstrated in Third Tier's Webinar last night Exchange integration is possible on a WS2012e network and in the Console.

That means that our solution configuration has changed but the components will remain the "same" depending on which server services our clients want on-premises.

So far, so good.

More to come on WS2012e.

Philip Elder
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book

*Our original iMac was stolen (previous blog post). We now have a new MacBook Pro courtesy of Vlad Mazek, owner of OWN.

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