Update Rollup KB2855336 released for Windows Server 2012

Products which belong to Essentials and Small Business Server family might crash if virtualized on Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V host in the event that the host crashes or loses power. The active directory instance may become corrupted and might result in blue screen/bug check with error: c00002e2 Directory Services could not start because of the… Read more

Email Options Supported by Windows Server 2012 Essentials

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Rong Yu from Windows Server Essentials Team] As Joe mentioned in a previous blog post, one of the key capabilities of Windows Server 2012 Essentials (Essentials) is the flexibility of choosing different types of email services. Essentials provides built-in support for Office 365 and an on-premises Exchange Server… Read more

Windows Server 2012 Beta Essentials Localization Release

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Duncan Chalmers from Windows Server Essentials Team] What an exciting time for Windows Server! We are pleased to announce an addition to the beta for Windows Server 2012 Essentials. Today we are releasing the following additional pre-release languages and kits: Windows Server 2012 Beta Essentials – German, French,… Read more

Download the beta release of Windows Server 2012 Essentials today!

Hi, I’m Joe Nalewabau, Group Program Manager on the Windows Server Essentials team, and today I’m excited to introduce the beta for Windows Server 2012 Essentials (Essentials 2012). We announced the beta on the Windows Server blog and in that post I explained some of the engineering principles we used when planning the product. Over… Read more