Windows Server Aurora

Posted by bink on July 12 2010, 11:20 PM.

 

Even your grandfather can run a server now Winking smile

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Windows Small Business Server Code Name “Aurora”

Windows Small Business Server Code Name “Aurora” is a new edition of Windows Small Business Server that introduces cross-premise functionality, providing small businesses with on-premise file and print, security, backup, remote access, and identity management services, combined with optional off-premise services.

 

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Windows Small Business Server Code Name “Aurora” has been specifically designed based on the best practices of a small business. It is highly tailored in both deployment and administration, and has specific management dashboards and wizards to enable easy management. While it doesn’t t provide the flexibility in platform installation options that traditional Windows Servers may, it makes it cost efficient for small business to deploy and host effective IT solutions. Rather than requiring customers to identify, purchase, install, and manage multiple products or technologies, Windows Small Business Server Solutions bring these technologies together into a single-server installation and management experience – reducing time to deployment, and cost of management.

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Windows Small Business Server Code Name “Aurora” is a new edition of Windows Small Business Server that introduces cross-premise functionality, providing small businesses with on-premise file and print, security, backup, remote access, and identity management services, combined with optional off-premise services.

A Cross-Premise Small Business Solution

Windows Small Business Server Code Name “Aurora” incorporates best-of-breed 64-bit product technologies to deliver a server environment well suited for most small businesses. The product technologies include:

Server Operating System: Windows Server 2008 R2 product technologies provide the core foundation of Windows Small Business Server Code Name “Aurora”. Windows Server 2008 R2 is the most flexible and robust Windows Server operating system to date.

Network Monitoring and Protection: Windows Small Business Server Code Name “Aurora” monitors its own health status and the status of client computers running Windows XP, Windows Vista®, Windows 7, and Mac OS X version 10.5 and above. Health status notifies you of issues or problems related to computer backups, server storage, low disk space, and more.

Flexible Storage: Windows Small Business Server Code Name “Aurora” Drive Extender is a technology that simplifies server storage management. It enables you to easily expand the server’s storage capacity using internal and/or external hard drives of varying sizes and types, and it helps protect your data from many silent hard drive data errors.

Database: The optional Small Business Server Premium Add-on includes a licensed copy of Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard technologies and Microsoft SQL Server® 2008 R2 Standard Edition for Small Business, providing customers and partners with a comprehensive data management and analysis solution.

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