SQL Server 2012 – Best New Features for Small Business

I recently read through Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2012, the book published by Microsoft Press. It’s a rather large book, and going through it I saw a lot of terrific features for medium and large enterprises, especially from a Business Intelligence point of view. However, I also pinpointed some features that I feel will be … Read moreSQL Server 2012 – Best New Features for Small Business

Windows Server 2012 In Your Small Business – Part 8

Windows Server 2012, as always, is available in a few different flavours. The names have changed a bit from Server 2008 R2, but overall the effect is the same. Your small business will want to focus on evaluating Windows Server 2012 Essentials. Why? For a few simple reasons: It’s a full-fledged version of Windows Server … Read moreWindows Server 2012 In Your Small Business – Part 8

Windows Server 2012 In Your Small Business – Part 7

Many smaller companies operate globally, with small offices dotted around the world. There may be a small “head office” that houses the CEO and a few key people, but with small offices of two or three people in various different cities, it can be hard to keep things centralized. Even large restaurant chains run into … Read moreWindows Server 2012 In Your Small Business – Part 7

Windows Server 2012 In Your Small Business – Part 6

In Windows Server 2012, the Server Manager has been redesigned to make it easier to manage multiple remote servers from a single admin console. Thankfully Windows Server 2012 servers are configured to allow for remote management by default, requiring less configuration upfront to make it work. There is a new dashboard that provides you with … Read moreWindows Server 2012 In Your Small Business – Part 6

Windows Server 2012 In Your Small Business – Part 5

Not only can Hyper-V be more easily leveraged in small businesses now, but Windows Server 2012 also introduces additional storage flexibility, allowing the use of cheaper storage in more ways, and adding new features to your existing storage solutions. SMB 3 The server message block (SMB) protocol is ancient in technology terms. However it’s a … Read moreWindows Server 2012 In Your Small Business – Part 5