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Windows Server Code Name “Aurora” Video Walkthrough

Following the announcement of Microsoft’s new small business server, code name “Aurora”, the company have just released a 14 minute video walkthrough of some of the platform’s key features. Specifically, the video demonstrates the ease with which user accounts can be managed, an outline of the storage pool features of Aurora, as well as information on client and server backup. It’s clear that there’s little requirement for deep server expertise to get up and running with Aurora.

The features demonstrated will be familiar to Windows Home Server owners, although the build demonstrated does have a number of improvements yet to be seen in Windows Home Server “Vail” Preview, including new graphics for the storage pool.

At this point, Aurora’s cloud integration – perhaps the most interesting new feature – is yet to be demonstrated – check out the video below.

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Terry Walsh is the founder of We Got Served. He started the community in February 2007 with a mission to help families, tech enthusiasts everywhere figure out the technology needed to run the modern home and small business. He's the author of a number of guides to Windows, Windows Server and OS X Server and runs his own successful publishing business. Born and raised in Liverpool, England, Terry has been awarded Microsoft's prestigious Most Valuable Professional Award each year since 2008 for his work on We Got Served.
  • Cruise

    Looks like MS added all the things we wish they would have put into WHS v1 to begin with.

  • Eric

    Any idea when this is going to be ready for release ? Is there a beta version yet for download ?

    • This is a newer version of the Beta.. The actual public beta you can download @ MS Connect.

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