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FREE Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview Release eBook

FREE Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview Release eBook

The ‘Introducing Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview Release’ book from Microsoft Press is now available as a free download and is a great way for you to see what’s new in Windows Server 2012 R2. You can download the 108 page PDF from here: http://aka.ms/IntroWinServ2012R2Preview/PDFebook

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Add Color to your Gen8 MicroServer

Add Color to your Gen8 MicroServer

Got a Gen8 MicroServer from HP, then the front bezel faceplate kit may be of interest to you. For $69 the blue, red or black bezel can bring a splash of color to your Gen8! Thanks to the Home Server Show for the details.

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Windows Server 2012 R2 Coming Soon

Windows Server 2012 R2 Coming Soon

The R2 version of Windows Server 2012 alongside Windows System Center 2012 R2, Windows Intune and Windows 8.1 are coming October 18th. No news of when WS2012 R2 Essentials will be released, but from previous years we can assume that it will follow not far after. http://blogs.technet.com/b/in_the_cloud/archive/2013/08/14/mark-your-calendars-for-oct-18-the-r2-wave-is-coming.aspx

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Storage Spaces Performance in 2012 Essentials R2

Storage Spaces Performance in 2012 Essentials R2

The Doc’s World takes a look at Storage Spaces performance but this time in 2012 Essentials R2. …this experiment ended up as all the others did, and turned out to be a waste of time on a feature not worth using especially in parity. Not good, but you can read the Doc’s full report here.

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The HP Gen8 MicroServer at eWeek

The HP Gen8 MicroServer at eWeek

A couple of articles on the new Gen8 MicroServer from HP. First up is eWeek with their 2 page review: Even without the attempt at visual appeal, this server is well thought out with its tool free design its speed and its reduced impact on the workplace. This is an ideal server for small businesses […]

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Lights-Out with WS2012 R2 Essentials Preview

If you are using the add-in Lights-Out with the WS2012 R2 Essentials Preview then you may experience some issues. Most issues and incompatibilities have been identified and fixed in beta build 2080: http://www.homeserversoftware.com/lo/whs2011/beta/LightsOutVail1.5.4.2080.wssx If  you evaluate Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials Preview with Lights-Out,  then please uninstall build 2055 and update to build 2080. There  […]

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My Server App for Android and iPhone/iPad – Any Takers?

My Server App for Android and iPhone/iPad – Any Takers?

Now that Windows Server 2012 Essentials is available as a role in the Standard and Datacenter editions of the R2 preview as well as the existing stand alone edition it will give a much wider exposure for Essential add-ins. Existing add-ins remain compatible so its time to see the My Server app developed for both […]

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The WD Sentinel RX4100 Running Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials

The WD Sentinel RX4100 Running Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials

WD have launched the Sentinel RX4100 a 1U rack mountable storage server running Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials. With four hotswappable hard drives pre-configured in RAID 5, dual Gigabit Ethernet ports for network fail-over and an optional dual power supply, the WD Sentinel RX4100 also offers built-in iSCSI target functionality to easily manage the […]

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What’s New in R2 Essentials from ZDNet

What’s New in R2 Essentials from ZDNet

A quick recap of what’s new in WS2012 R2 Essentials from ZDNet which takes a look at cloud service integration and remote management. You can find the article here.

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WS2012 R2 Essentials – An Enhanced Version

WS2012 R2 Essentials – An Enhanced Version

Redmond Magazine online has a nice article on WS2012 R2 Essentials explaining what’s new etc: Microsoft added two new storage improvements in Essentials R2. SharePoint libraries are now integrated in the product and Microsoft added a server folders view… The 2 page article can be found here.