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Adding the Server Essentials Experience to Windows Server 2012 R2 means you can simplify small-business and BYOD networks, with automated backup and simplified device management.
Boot to desktop
Like Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2 has options for booting straight to the desktop, and for controlling the user experience — including turning off the hot corners that launch the charms bar when you're using a mouse.
PowerShell: the heart of WS 2012 R2
The real heart of Windows Server 2012 R2 is PowerShell, and PowerShell 4.0's new Desired State Configuration tools make it easier to deploy and manage servers — and to keep them running just the way you want.