Limited to 10 computers Part of the LAN - good performance Easy to Manage Folder level Security Authentication is integrated to Workgroup Data Duplication Across Drives (if more drives than 1) Phenomenal Image Level Backups Automated or Manual Backup Restoration OR File level recovery's Remote Access Reliable Available Add-Ins External Backup (Amazon s3) Antivirus Advanced Administration Console Others…. Purchase OR Build your own???
Home Server: Installation Tips Consider help with Installation Do Updates ASAP Usernames and Pwd’s same between Server and PC’s Select your Add In’s carefully Needs Offline Backup Size the HS to your needs Size it, Buy or Build $250 to $800 Buy Number of Drives and Size of Drives Processor
Code Name “Vail” Beta Released in Q4 2010 Expected Release in H1 2011? Changes Based on 64bit 2008 Server Drive Extender Launchpad & Dashboard Better Reliability/Backups Better Remote Tools Better Media Tools
More on VAIL Overview Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmnFoI8iqC8 Blogs etc… http://www.mediasmartserver.net/2010/04/26/windows-home-server-vail-overview-and-review/ http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/news/2010/04/windows-home-server-version-2-goings-into-public-beta.ars http://www.wegotserved.com/2010/08/16/windows-home-server-vail-rc0/
Google Apps A set of tools for Email and Collaboration Free for nonprofits www.Google.com/a/NPO
Email w/ Google Apps Use your domain name for email: email@example.com 7 GB of storage space Hosted service = email is stored online, accessible from any computer, and BACKED UP!
Email w/ Google Apps Step 1: Register with Google and verify your domain at: www.Google.com/a/NPO Step 2: Change your MX records so email can flow through Google’s servers Step 3: Migrate your existing mailbox to Google using Google Apps Sync for Microsoft Outlook
Mobile Access w/ Google Apps Easy setup to any mobile phone Sync email, calendar, and contacts to your phone
Docs w/ Google Apps Online version of Word and Excel docs Great for creating and collaborating on a document together One version of a doc – no emailing versions back and forth Access anywhere Replace Microsoft Office…?