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Hard Drive Reliability Data Q1 2015

Hard Drive Reliability Data Q1 2015

Backup company BackBlaze uses thousands of hard drives in its business and regularly publishes hard drive reliability data. In their latest report for Q1 2015 Hitachi drives (HGST) is still the reigning champion with no more than 1.83% of drives failing. Regarding the 2 main players in the market, Seagate has the highest failure rate […]

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HP ProLiant MicroServer for Dummies

HP ProLiant MicroServer for Dummies

HP ProLiant MicroServer for Dummies is a free eBook in the popular Dummies series of books which will help you: Server and network basics Why the HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 is right for them The benefits of the HP Just Right IT solution including the MicroServer Gen8, PS110 11n Wireless VPN Router, and the PS1810-8G […]

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Nano Server

Nano Server

Nano Server is a new headless deployment option for Windows Server. Microsoft has announced that the Nano Server is a deeply refactored version of Windows Server with a small footprint and remotely managed installation, optimized for the cloud and a DevOps workflow, and focuses on two scenarios: 1.Born-in-the-cloud applications – support for multiple programming languages […]

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WHS v1 Support Ends July 14

WHS v1 Support Ends July 14

Windows Server 2003 support is ending July 14, 2015 which includes the original version of WHS. What does that mean? It means Microsoft will no longer issue security updates for it causing your server to be open to security breaches, malware infection etc. So if you are still ruing Windows Home Server v1, its time […]

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Office 365 Power BI Subscription Breaks WS Essentials

Office 365 Power BI Subscription Breaks WS Essentials

If you are experiencing an issue where Office 365 Integration breaks on Windows Server Essentials then the Windows Server Essentials and Small Business Server Blog has an article explaining the details? When the trial Microsoft Power BI subscription is associated with Office 365 via the portal, it adds 1,000,000 licenses for Power BI; however, it […]

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Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 2

Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 2

With the release of Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 2, Microsoft has posted an article on their Windows Server Blog explaining what’s new in this latest preview. Also available is Release Notes: Important Issues in Windows Server Technical Preview 2 which you should read. And finally the Windows Server Technical Preview 2 evaluation can be […]

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Shape the Future of Microsoft Storage

Shape the Future of Microsoft Storage

Would you be interested in shaping the future of Windows Server? Jose Barreto of the File Server team at Microsoft is looking for feedback to help define the next generation of Microsoft storage solutions. If you’d like to participate in a 30-minute phone call to influence their planning, please complete this brief 12-question survey. Keep […]

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The Thecus W2000 Windows Storage Server

The Thecus W2000 Windows Storage Server

PC Perspective review the Thecus W2000 Windows Storage Server. And their thoughts: …to be able to manage a small home or office environment’s users and shared resources, or build a home network with the power of a Server instance – and do any of this for $350 plus the cost of a couple of hard […]

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Microsoft Pushes Windows Server vNext to 2016

Microsoft Pushes Windows Server vNext to 2016

Mary Jo Foley is reporting that the next release of Windows Server won’t ship until some time in 2016. The next public preview of the product will be this spring. “For the past several years, Microsoft has delivered its new Windows client and server releases in tandem. But with Windows 10, Microsoft is going to […]

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Work Folders for Windows Server Available on the iPad

Work Folders for Windows Server Available on the iPad

Microsoft have release Work Folders for Windows Server on the iPad. Work Folders is a location where you can store work files and access them from all of your PCs and devices, even when you’re offline. To use Work Folders, your workplace has to enable your account first. After your account is enabled, you can […]