Author Archive for Philip Churchill


Video: Windows Server 2012 Essentials on the Edge

The Edge show from on Channel 9 gives the latest weekly news from Microsoft relevant for IT Professionals and a technical dive into various products and scenarios like Windows Server, Windows Azure, Private Cloud, and Consumerization of IT. Edge Show 63 is on Windows Server 2012 Essentials: Rick is joined by Colin Molina, Sr. Program […]


The Home Tech Podcast Episode 118

The Average Guy have posted episode 118 of the Home Tech podcast. This week Microsoft MVP John Zajdler talks Windows Server 2012 Essentials, Western Digital Sentinel DX4000, WSE RemoteApp 2012, ownCloud and Plex. Great stuff as usual, which you can find here.


The BYOB Podcast Episode 122

Episode 122 of the BYOB podcast this week is about the new Xbox One, where Mike and Michael give their perspective and insight. Interested? You can find this episode of the Build Your Own Box (BYOB) podcast here.


Converting the WD DX4000 to WS2012

A user by the name of "tswalker" has written a series of 3 articles on converting the WD DX4000 from Western Digital to Windows Server 2012. The 3 detailed posts explain how to create the image with included drivers to convert this great box from WD into a fully fledged server. Additional articles explain “how […]


Windows Home Server – A PC Tech’s Review a resource for PC repair technician’s has a nice review of Windows Home Server. Writer Tony Scarpelli explains how to set it up on in a clients network and is a nice review from a PC repair tech. You can read Tony’s review here.


Add-In: StableBit DrivePool v2.0.0260 BETA

StableBit DrivePool have released version 2.0.0260 BETA for users of WS2012 Essentials which provides performance optimizations. Here’s the full release notes for this version: Reduced the load on the CPU when processing real-time file performance data. Added 2 new .config options for the UI:   – UI_VerticalOnly – When set to True, Disables the horizontal […]


WS2012e: Easy Small Business Internet and Cloud

TechRepublic have a write up on Windows Server 2012 Essentials. The article asks why you should consider WS2012e and why it is the Small Business Server (SBS) successor. Simplified administration and management as well as a client Launchpad which focuses on backup and shared access with Mac support. An interesting read, which you can find […]


Add-In: StableBit DrivePool v1.3.2.7553 RC

An update is available for StableBit DrivePool for users of WHS2011, SBS 2011 Essentials and Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials. Version RC has the following change: Fixed folders not showing up in the StableBit DrivePool overview tab due to inconsistent shared folder registry keys. This release can be downloaded from here.


Add-In: WSE RemoteApp 2012 v1.55.555.555

WSE RemoteApp 2012 is yet another add-in from the Office Maven for Windows Server 2012 Essentials. Here’s what it can do: WSE RemoteApp 2012 makes it possible for administrators to deliver remote applications (referred to as “RemoteApp programs” or simply “RemoteApps“) to their users. Specifically, WSE RemoteApp 2012 enables a straightforward publishing process that allows […]


Add-In: WSE Office 2012 v 1.55.555.555

WSE Office 2012 is an add-in from the Office Maven for Windows Server 2012 Essentials which provides individual user-level access to Microsoft Office application from your server: WSE Office 2012 can run a server-installed copy of each of the Microsoft Office applications from any computer just as if they were running directly on the local […]