Category: News


A Look at WS2012e

Redmond Channel Partner online take a look at WS2012 Essentials. In the article they look at its ease of use, scalability and upgradability and take a look at its new and improved feature set. You can read the article here.


The Major Features and Capabilities of WS2012 Essentials

Paul Thurrott steps backup from his regular series of articles on WS 2012 Essentials and explains its major features and capabilities. Paul explains its super-simple domain set up and Dashboard management console, Centralized PC (and server) backup, Storage Spaces, Media Sharing, Remote Access and online services integration. A great overall read on Windows Server 2012 […]


Windows Server 2012 Essentials RTMs

Its here, Windows Server 2012 Essentials has been released to manufacturing with copies available for you to try today. Microsoft had the following to say in a earlier released statement: Today I am pleased to tell you that Windows Server 2012 Essentials has reached the release to manufacturing (RTM) milestone. We are delivering the product […]


Home Server Show Meetup 20th Oct in IL USA

Don’t forget The Home Server Show are holding their 2nd annual meetup in Indiana in the US on the 20th of this month. Here’s the schedule (Eastern Time): 10 to 11 Meet and Greet (coffee time for Dave) – Additional setup time if needed. 11 to Noon Physical Gear Demo. Icy Dock, Synology, Drobo, ioSafe, […]


CloudBerry Backup for WS2012 Essentials Released

CloudBerry have announced that CloudBerry Backup now supports WS 2012 Essentials, automating data backup directly to Amazon S3, Windows Azure and Amazon Glacier. More details on CloudBerry Backup for Windows Server 2012 Essentials is available from here.


Do You Have a Backup of the Backup?

Joe Beernink had a red blinking light on his HP EX490 MediaSmart Server which turned out to be a failed Home Server. Luckily for Joe he followed an article at ServeTheHome to recover his data off of his failing hard drive, but this does highlight that you should have a backup of the backup. So […]


The Home Server Show Podcast Episode 200

Its a big one – Episode 200 of The Home Server Show! We bid farewell to Johnny Z in this, the 200th episode of The Home Server Show podcast. Jim dials in from the West Coast and Dave is crying in his coffee about Windows Home Server or the lack thereof.  No really, it’s a […]


The Difference Between WS2012 Essentials and Foundation

Want to know the difference between WS2012 Essentials and WS2012 Foundation? Paul Thurrott looks at the differences between these similar offerings in the following areas: Licensing Availability Users Processor count Hyper-V Active Directory Server Core Product focus Management Upgrading …you should choose Foundation only if you have at least some in-company IT staff and/or are […]


Getting Started with the Dashboard in WS2012 Essentials

"The Windows Server Essentials and Small Business Server Blog" have an article on getting started with the Dashboard in WS2012 Essentials. For the new Dashboard we are taken through the new home page and are shown tasks which have now been simplified, health monitoring and client monitoring as well as new features and extensibility via […]


The BYOB Podcast Episode 100

Episode 100 of the BYOB (Build Your Own Box) podcast is available: This week Jim Collison and John Zajdler join us for an open discussion of technology and hardware. It BYOB’s longest show yet so keep that commute in the slow lane for The 100th episode of The BYOB Podcast. You can find episode 100 […]