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July 31, 2012 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 6, 2011 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.

April 29, 2010

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.

March 23, 2010 by

Discussion of Windows Update and Image Backups

Adam Jarvis has posted an excellent article commenting on some of the things I wrote about in my rant about Windows Update. As I am not able to post a long comment on his blog, I am writing another entry here, to discuss some of the excellent points he brings up.

March 10, 2010 by

Backup Exec 2010

The 2010 version of Backup Exec offers a huge range of options, including protection for both Microsoft and VMware virtual environments and deduplication, which could help rein in storage spending.

December 4, 2009

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.

October 19, 2009 by

HP StorageWorks X510 Data Vault

Don't let its size or consumer heritage fool you: the StorageWorks X510 is a powerful backup, sharing and remote access solution that's ideal for smaller offices with limited IT support.

August 17, 2009 by

Windows 7 customers still paying for Microsoft's Ultimate mistakes

Over the past few years, I've criticized Microsoft for its "irrational" Windows pricing. That's especially true for Ultimate edition, which was your only choice if you wanted certain combinations of Windows Vista features, like Media Center and Complete PC Backup. Now, as Windows 7 approaches its official launch date, will Vista Ultimate users get another gouging? Or is Microsoft getting ready to unveil another "special deal"?

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