As we recently announced on the Windows Server 2012 Essentials blog, the Release Candidate is now available for download. Windows Server 2012 Essentials has been designed as the ideal first server for Small Business and Home Offices. Although there will not be a next version of Windows Home Server (WHS), Microsoft is combining the features that were previously only found in WHS, such as support for DLNA-compliant devices and media streaming, into Windows Server 2012 Essentials. WHS customers are encouraged to evaluate our new server offering – you will find most of your favorite WHS features, including support for add-ins, are there, along with some key improvements:
For a complete list of new features, please see this post. We look forward to talking to you in the Windows Server 2012 Essentials Forum.