Why Users Will not Flock to WS 2012 Essentials

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Paul Thurrott gives us his opinion on WHS 2011 and Windows Server 2012 Essentials and why he thinks average consumers or very small businesses will not flock to Microsoft’s latest solution:

…I don’t think average consumers or very small businesses will flock to this solution any more than they did to WHS. Though inexpensive by Windows Server standards (about $450 per license), it’s a lot more expensive than WHS, which can be had for under $100 these days. Frankly, we’ve reached the point where even a super-simple Server might simply be too much.

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  1. Bob Crook says:

    Well small businesses should and they should be led by their consultants. Backing up of servers and computers is extremely important to nullify mistakes by end users. Getting servers and computers back up and running in as short a time as possible is critical. Consumers are the worst offenders in either not backing up or making stupid mistakes. It maybe expensive for a family to purchase but what would be wrong with pooling resources? Community computer labs typically don’t have 25 computers to back up so why not help the community and share the extra capacity. Get creative!

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