Protect your data
Server backups are configured using a simple wizard. You can also take advantage of optional cloud-based backup services, such as Microsoft Azure Backup, for an even greater degree of protection. Client backups are configured to run daily for each PC connected to the Essentials environment. Personal data can easily be protected with File History, a new feature of Windows 8 clients, which can be centrally configured and managed from your Essentials server.
Provide secure remote access
There are several options for remote access, including Remote Web Access (RWA), a secure way for users and admins to access files and folders, client computers, and servers. The My Server app for Windows 8 and Windows 8 RT is a touch-friendly way to access your files and folders and perform light administrative tasks from desktops, laptops, and tablet devices. The My Server app for Windows Phone 7 and Windows Phone 8 provides a mobile option.
Integrate cloud services
When integrated with Office 365, you can create your user accounts once in Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials and an associated mailbox is automatically created at the same time. User passwords are synchronized between the Essentials server and the Office 365 service so users sign on the same way whether accessing local or cloud-based resources.
Small organizations want to focus on their core business, not on managing an IT infrastructure. Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials can help minimize the time, effort, and money that you spend on IT.
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