Last week I reported here, that Microsoft had decided in their infinite wisdom to remove the Drive Extender technology they were building from SBS 2011 Essentials and Windows Home Server “Vail” both due for release in 2011. Following this announcement there was a huge amount of outcry from the community but this outcry was actually not so much focused on the removal of … [Read more...]
Drive Extender removed from SBS 2011 Essentials
Sadly, today Microsoft announced that they would be ceasing development of the Drive Extender feature that was to be part of SBS 2011 Essentials and the new Windows Home Server version. No – Microsoft are NOT cancelling SBS 2001 Essentials OR Windows Home Server, but they are removing what I consider to be a key feature to those products. They announced it today … [Read more...]
Un-Vail the beta now!
I’m prevented from talking publicly about the next version of Microsoft Server products, but now that Microsoft have announced the public beta of Windows Home Server aka Vail, I can at least talk about it :-) I would HIGHLY recommend that ALL SMB IT Professionals look closely at the Vail beta. Why? Well think about the move to the cloud for many clients and about … [Read more...]