Windows Server 2012 Essentials Released

    On MSDN appeared the Russian image of Windows Server 2012 Essentials. This server is a continuation of the SBS line, but it cannot be called a full-fledged heir. Migration is carried out in most cases painlessly, as in previous versions. According to the developers, the product incorporates parts of the home server, storage server essentials and much more. The emphasis on cloud services is very strong.

    Brief TTX.

    Supports no more than 25 users and 50 devices. However, most functions will work up to 75 users.

    Simplified migration to Windows Server 2012 Standard.

    There are now three options for Exchange: on-premises, stand-alone (On-Premises), and cloud-based if customers have an Office 365

    account. Backups: there are classic options, File History from new products, stores changes, can roll back.

    There is built-in integration with Office 365 and Online Backup Service.

    Add-ons for SBS 2011 and WHS 2011 should work properly. Positioned as a feature.

    Everything, as expected, is 64-bit. Naturally, he is friends with windows 8, the metro interface, WP7 and other new products.

    So, now there is a new SBS based on windows server 2012 with office 365 and metro interface.

    We look forward to the release of 64-bit tablets.

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