Upgrading Windows 8 clients to Windows 8.1 in Windows Server 2012 Essentials Environment

[This post comes to us courtesy of Manish Kapoor from Commercial Technical Support] If you have a Windows 8 client connected to a server running Windows Server 2012 Essentials using the Windows Server Essentials Connector and you upgrade it to Windows 8.1, you may experience the following issues after the upgrade is complete: a) On… Read more

My Server 2012 R2 Windows and Windows Phone apps

Hi, my name is Chungang Liu. I am a program manager with the Windows Server Essentials Team. Today, I am very pleased to announce that My Server 2012 R2 is available in the Windows Store and the Windows Phone Store as a free download. My Server 2012 R2 is the updated version of My Server,… Read more

Hosting Windows Server Essentials Experience in Windows Azure

Hello, this is Yang from the Windows Server Essentials team. Today I would like to introduce you to a new way of getting Windows Server Essentials Experience running, and it takes less than 30 minutes. Of course, the magic happens with Windows Azure! On October 18, 2013, together with the Windows Server 2012 R2 GA… Read more

Services Integration Overview for Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials – Part 2

Hi, this is Yuheng, program manager on the Windows Server Essentials product team. This is our second blog post in the two-part Services Integration series. In this post, I will introduce you to new capabilities in Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials: SharePoint Online library management and Exchange ActiveSync integration, a part of the Office 365… Read more

Services Integration Overview for Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials – Part 1

Hi, this is Yuheng, program manager on the Windows Server Essentials product team. In this blog post, I would like to give you an overview of Services Integration, which will be followed by an additional post that is specific to new features in Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials: SharePoint Online integration and Exchange ActiveSync integration…. Read more