Windows Server code name “Aurora” Beta

Yesterday I signed up to beta test Windows Server “Aurora”. Here’s a sneak peak of the Aurora Dashboard. Basic install requirements, 2GB RAM and 160GB of disk. Installation is a single 4.5GB ISO with 2 additional supporting ISO’s. Installation took approximately an hour to get to the initial screen with additional time required to configure shares, connect PC’s and setup user accounts. The BPOS integration … Continue reading Windows Server code name “Aurora” Beta

Small Business Server 7

In September, Microsoft released public betas of the next generation Small Business Server solutions that will replace SBS 2008 when released in 2011. Small Business Server 7 is a traditional on premise solution supporting up to 75 users, while “Aurora” supports up to 25 users and uses “Cloud” services for some functionality. SBS 7 builds on SBS 2008 and ┬áis based on Windows 2008 R2 … Continue reading Small Business Server 7