Migrating to Windows Server 2012 Essentials

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Rong Yu from Windows Server Essentials Team] Hi my name is Rong Yu, program manager on the Windows Server 2012 Essentials team. Today, I’d like to give an overview of how to migrate to Windows Server 2012 Essentials from another server. One common scenario for migration is that… Read more

Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate Essentials available now

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Joe Nalewabau from Windows Server Essentials Team] Great news! We reached another important milestone on the road to the final release of Windows Server 2012 Essentials: the Release Candidate (RC) is available now for download and evaluation. If you haven’t started exploring the product yet, this new pre-release… Read more

Windows Server 2012 Essentials Deployment

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Clinton Ho from Windows Server Essentials Team] Hi, my name is Clinton Ho, Senior Program Manager on the Windows Server Essentials team. Today, I’d like to introduce you to Windows Server 2012 Essentials deployment. You can deploy Windows Server 2012 Essentials on both headed server machines (server machines… Read more

Growing Beyond 25 Users with Windows Server 2012 Essentials

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Cristian Molina from Windows Server Essentials Team] Hi, I’m Cristian Molina, Lead Program Manager on the Windows Server Essentials team, and today I want to share with you more information around our growth story for moving past 25 users in Windows Server 2012 Essentials (Essentials). One of the… 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

Windows Server 2012 Essentials feature list

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy Joe Nalewabau from Windows Server Essentials Team] Now that the beta for Windows Server 2012 Essentials (Essentials 2012) has been released, many customers and partners have asked for a “feature list” for Essentials 2012. I’ve taken the major features for Essentials 2012 and broken them down into the following… 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

Windows Small Business Server Essentials becomes Windows Server 2012 Essentials

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy David Fabritius from Windows Server Marketing] Hi everyone, I’m writing today about a significant milestone for Windows Small Business Server (Windows SBS). With the new Windows Server 2012 line up, Windows Small Business Server Essentials has been renamed Windows Server 2012 Essentials. By making Essentials a full-fledged member of… Read more