Linked by Drumhellar on Thu 6th Sep 2012 02:43 UTC
Windows "Windows Server 2012 probably won't have the adoption lag in the enterprise that Windows 8 is bound to face. That's because, aside from the Metro GUI, Server 2012's biggest changes are in substance rather than style, building upon what the company delivered with Windows Server 2008 Release 2 three years ago. In particular, Server 2012 takes two management features Server 2008 R2 admins will be familiar with - Server Manager and PowerShell - and expands on them considerably."
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Home Server
by quackalist on Thu 6th Sep 2012 16:41 UTC
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OK, I'm just a home user so this 'Cloud' thing just goes over my head....bit disappointed Home Server went AWOL, which is my limit/need for a server.

Back to the more important server stuff, thank you

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RE: Home Server
by MOS6510 on Thu 6th Sep 2012 18:29 in reply to "Home Server"
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The article mentions:

"Two other versions of Server 2012 will be available. The first, Foundation edition, will only be sold through OEMs, and is intended as a totally bare-bones server with no virtualization support."

I think this version is most suited for home use.

It's a bit strange they mention that they went from 6 to 2 versions of Windows Server and then 2 more appear, pushing the total back up to 4.

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RE[2]: Home Server
by Drumhellar on Thu 6th Sep 2012 19:06 in reply to "RE: Home Server"
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There were more like 14 different SKUs for Sersver 2008 (If you include Home Server 2011, which was built on 2008 R2). This includes Server + HPC packs, also, since the HPC packs used to cost extra.

2012 has 5 SKUs, including the upcoming Windows Storage Server.

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RE[2]: Home Server
by quackalist on Thu 6th Sep 2012 21:00 in reply to "RE: Home Server"
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Hardly, Windows Server Essentials is the closest to HS but that'll be ten times the price of HS, presently £32.

Can't imagine many rolling their own Home Server for that sort of cost. Course, there's always NAT boxen and I'm told Windows 8 can stand in, though don't know if it runs headless.

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