Here are last week’s articles I wrote for Altech’s Windows Server 2012 launch site.

Remote Desktop Services In Windows Server 2012

Microsoft has been offering Remote Desktop Services, or what many still call Terminal Services, since they released Windows NT 4.0 Terminal Server Edition, and have made major updates to it over its release history. Starting with Windows 2000, the Terminal Services role was incorporated into the regular server editions, and with Windows Server 2008 R2 it was renamed to Remote Desktop Services, bringing the name more into line with what users would have seen on the desktop versions of Windows. Enough of the history lesson, let’s move on to what is included this time round.

Choosing A Server OS For The Home

With the removal of Windows Home Server from the 2012 line up of server editions from Microsoft, it’s time to look at what the right options are for a customer looking to add a flexible server platform to their home network. While there are a number of NAS devices in market, there are definitely some benefits to taking a look at Windows as well.