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Experiences Using Windows Server Essentials 2012

Back in early December Microsoft forum user Kevin Purcell posted his experiences of using Windows Server Essentials 2012. Kevin lists 13 experiences he had with Microsoft’s latest small server offering which detail Storage Spaces, media issues amongst others which may be of interest to you if you are a new user of WS2012 Essentials. You […]

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The BYOB Podcast Episode 106

The BYOB Podcast Episode 106

Episode 106 of the BYOB podcast is available: Happy Holidays! 2012 in review, SkyDrive Sync, Crucial RMA, CrashPlan, Super Router, Type Cover, Surface RT, Windows 8 Apps on the BYOB Podcast. And you can find it here.

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Twas the Night before Christmas

Twas the Night before Christmas

From all of us here at MSWHS.com we wish all our readers, advertisers, supporters and contributors a very merry Christmas/happy holidays (depending on your faith) and wish you a wonderful time with family, friends and your Servers! Santa is preparing on this Christmas Eve To deliver presents, which I am waiting to receive In his […]

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Did you know that WS2012e includes DirectAccess?

Did you know that Windows Server 2012 Essentials includes DirectAccess? Windows Server 2012 Essentials now includes the ability to be a DirectAccess server!  In the Windows Server 2008 R2 timeframe, DirectAccess required two distinct servers and two public facing IP addresses.  In Windows Server 2012, only one public IP address is required and DirectAccess can […]

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Storage Spaces Performance in WS2012e on a HP N40L ProLiant MicroServer

Storage Spaces Performance in WS2012e on a HP N40L ProLiant MicroServer

The Home Server Show blog has a great post on Storage Spaces Performance in Windows Server 2012 Essentials on a HP N40L ProLiant MicroServer: While I was expecting poorer write speeds with Parity drives (based on past testing) I was surprised by the relative poor write speeds for 2-way and 3-way Mirror drives with ReFS. […]

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Looking to Upgrade from WHS? Where Do You Go From Here?

Looking to Upgrade from WHS? Where Do You Go From Here?

Windows Server News asks where do you go from here if you are looking to upgrade from Windows Home Server? For the answer they give us three options: Stick With Windows Home Server Use the Windows 8, probably Enterprise Edition Upgrade to Windows Server 2012 Essentials For the low down on all 3 options head […]

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A Hands-On Look at Windows Server 2012 Essentials

A Hands-On Look at Windows Server 2012 Essentials

ServerWatch gives us a hands-on look at Windows Server 2012 Essentials. Their short introduction to Microsoft’s latest offering goes through the installation process and the management options available within WS 2012 Essentials. You can read it here.

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Western Digital Black 4TB Hard Drive Review

Western Digital Black 4TB Hard Drive Review

TechSpot reviews the WD Black 4TB Hard Drive and at $350 its cheaper than a pair of WD Black 2TB drives and much more affordable than the previously released enterprise WD RE 4TB drive. But how does it perform? You can find out in this 7 page review from TechSpot.

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The BYOB Podcast Episode 105

The BYOB Podcast Episode 105

Another episode of the BYOB podcast is up, and in this episode: A meat n potatoes show. Home Automation, USB over IP, poke your surface? Crashplan, Cromebook, Windows 8 All In Ones. Prepare yourself for The BYOB Podcast Episode 105. And you can find episode 105 here.

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Video: Stephen Rose on Storage Spaces

Video: Stephen Rose on Storage Spaces

Stephen Rose presents a 6 minute video on Storage Spaces. In the vid Stephen explains about Storage Spaces and Storage Pools and tells us about thin provisioning and resiliency type. You can find the video here.