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Are 30 years of disk price declines over?

Backblaze, the online backup provider, reports on their experience with drive prices since the floods in Thailand in late 2011. Only this month have they seen prices return to 2011 levels. The question now: will they resume their downward movement?

November 26, 2013 by

SharePoint 2013 gets a 'consumer' makeover

Microsoft's document management/collaboration server has been revamped to deliver a more consumerised experience, complete with a 'modern' look and feel, cloud storage, social networking and an app development ecosystem.

January 28, 2013 by

Windows Server 2012 Essentials: Beta preview

Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials was disappointing, but there's a lot to like in its successor, which provides a small file-and-print server with integrated systems management and backup tools that's ideal for a small business or a home office.

July 31, 2012 by

ThinkGrid puts Windows 7 face on hosted desktops

Windows Server 2008 R2 has been wrapped in a Windows 7-like user interface by platform vendor ThinkGrid, to allow businesses to rent hosted virtual desktops that look like Windows 7, but without its licensing costs.The desktops, introduced on Monday, include high-availability redundancy, antivirus protection and backup.

July 6, 2011 by

Microsoft launches public beta of next-generation Windows Home Server

Microsoft has just announced the release of a public beta of the next version of Windows Home Server (WHS), the operating system that powers its SME and consumer network storage and backup devices, such as the HP StorageWorks X510 Data Vault we reviewed recently.Codenamed 'Vail', this new version of WHS is notable chiefly for being based on Windows Server 2008 R2 — a major upgrade from the current version, which uses Windows Server 2003 SP2 as the underlying OS.

April 29, 2010

Windows Home Server Power Pack 3

It's been in beta since July 2009, but Microsoft has finally released the Power Pack 3 (PP3) service pack for its Windows Home Server (WHS) storage and backup operating system. This is an important and timely update as one its main features is the addition of full Windows 7 client integration.

December 4, 2009

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