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Windows Server 2012 Essentials Offers: Many Benefits for SMB

Windows Server 2012 Essentials is a flexible, affordable, and easy-to-use server solution. Designed and priced for small businesses with up to 25 users and 50 devices, Windows Server 2012 helps small businesses reduce costs and be more productive. Windows Server 2012 Essentials is an ideal first server, and can also be used as the primary server in the multi-server environment for small businesses.


Windows Server 2012 Essentials enables small businesses to protect, centralize, organize, and access their applications and information from almost anywhere, using virtually any device. With the ability to grow as the business grows, Windows Server 2012 provides small businesses an elastic solution that allows them to purchase and perform an in-place conversion to Windows Server 2012 Standard if business needs change over time.


With Windows Server 2012 Essentials, users can protect and secure their business, access their resources from virtually everywhere using almost any device, and leverage the power and flexibility of cloud-based services on their own terms.




Protect and Secure Business


Windows Server 2012 Essentials’ intuitive user experience and powerful data protection features allows the user focus on their core business. Leveraging several new features in Windows Server 2012, Essentials provides greatly improved data protection capabilities. The new Storage Spaces feather allows the user to aggregate the physical storage capacity of disparate hard drives, dynamically add hard drives, and create data volumes with specified levels of resilience.


Windows Server 2012 Essentials can perform complete system backups and bare-metal restores of the server and the client computers that are connected to the network—now with support for volumes larger than two terabytes. New with Windows Server 2012 Essentials, Windows Azure Online Backup can be used to protect files and folders in a cloud-based storage service that is managed by Microsoft. Windows Server 2012 Essentials also centrally manages and configures the new File History feature of Windows 8 clients, helping users to recover from files that are accidently deleted or overwritten, without requiring administrator assistance.



Access Resources from Virtually Everywhere Using Almost any Device


Windows Server 2012 Essentials users can empower their remote workforce with the freedom to work where and when they choose with an Internet connection and web browser. The Remote Web Access feature provides a stream-lined, touch-friendly browser experience for accessing applications and data from virtually anywhere there is an Internet connection, and by using almost any device. Windows Server 2012 users can intuitively connect to, search across, and access files and folders on the server by utilizing an updated Windows Phone all and a new modern app for Windows 8 clients.


Files are also automatically cached for offline access and synchronized when a connection to the server becomes available. Windows Server 2012 Essentials turns setting up virtual private networking (VPN) into a painless wizard-driven process of just a few clicks, and simplifies the management of VPN access for users. Client computers can leverage a VPN connection to remotely join the Windows Server 2012 Essentials environment without the need to come into the office.


Leverage the Power and Flexibility of Cloud-Based Services


Windows Server 2012 Essentials helps customers run business operations, be more efficient, and enjoy competitive advantages by making it easier than ever to use and manage cloud-based applications and services, on-premises applications, or a combination of both. Windows Server 2012 Essentials has been designed to allow customers the flexibility to choose which applications and services run on-premises and which run in the cloud. Now, customers can take advantage of the integrated management experience, whether they choose to run an on-premises copy of Exchange Server, subscribe to a hosted Exchange service, or subscribe to Office 365.


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msmith | ‎12-19-2012 05:15 PM

Windows Server 2012 is an amazing. Microsoft had its largest product launch this year. Wondows Server 2012, in my opinion, has to be the most remarkable of them all. Business owners may hesitate to embrace Windows Server 2012, just as server upgrade systems in the past. I feel that the benefits to business provided by this technology will give a clear advantage to those businesses that do embrace Windows Server 2012 early on.

Xani | ‎12-19-2012 11:29 PM

Hello msmith!


Thanks a lot for your feedback!


We are happy that you like these new technologies as much as we do.


Windows Server 2012 is definitely the best match for the HP ProLiant Gen8 Servers.


Please keep us posted on how everything goes.




Coffee Coaching Team.

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