1 Windows 2012 Essentials A First Look September 22, 2012 Kevin Weilbacher Microsoft SBS MVP KW Support & Consulting, LLC
2 Microsoft Small Business Solutions A 15 year journey Backoffice Small Business Version 4.0 (1997) / 4.5 (1999) Small Business SBS 2011 / 2011 Essentials Small Business SBS 2000 / 2003 / 2003R2 / 2008 / EBS 2008 Windows Home / WHS 2011 / Windows Storage Essentials What s Next?
3 Windows 2012 Essentials
4 Does this mean that SBS is Dead?
5 SBS Not Dead, Not Yet SBS 2011 Standard is still available for 18 months.. Available through main channel* June 2013 Available to buy through OEM December 2013 Fully supported 2015** Extended Support 2020** *Software Assurance no longer available **Exchange 2010 Extended Support
6 Not Dead Not Yet SBS Standard is still a great solution for clients who need.. Exchange SQL (via PAO) SharePoint 26+ Users
7 What s New?
8 Windows 2012 Editions ESSENTIALS Small Business, Cloud Enabled NO VIRTUALIZATION RIGHTS LIMITED VIRTUALIZATION RIGHTS TWO VIRTUAL INSTANCES UNLIMITED VIRTUALIZATION - Per Licensing - Limited to 1 processor only - Up to 15 users - Cannot be virtualized and cannot be used at a virtualization host - Per Licensing - Per Proc Licensing in SPLA - Up to 2 processors only - Up to 25 users, no CALs - Can be virtualized, but cannot be used as a virtualization host - Processor & CALs - Up to 2 processors per license; no processor limit - Virtual Use Rights: 2 Instances - Full product features (parity with DC) - Processor & CALs - Up to 2 processors per license; no processor limit - Virtual Use Rights: Unlimited Instances - Full product features
9 Pricing Edition Virtualization Rights Feature Comparison Licensing Model Pricing Open NL (US$) Datacenter Unlimited VM s Full Windows functionality Processor + CAL* $4,809** Standard 1+2 Full Windows functionality Processor + CAL* $882** Essentials None Simpler interface, pre-configured connectivity to cloud based services (25 User Account Limit) $425** Foundation None General purpose server functionality (15 User Account Limit) OEM Only
10 Q: Isn t Windows 2012 Essentials just SBS without Exchange and SharePoint? A: No, not at all!
11 Windows 2012 Essentials $$$ Low system requirements for single server, ideal for Micro or similar device for small offices Windows 2012 Essentials is fully Supported to be virtualised Standard includes 1+2 Virtualisation Rights Allowing for the best base OS for Virtual Deployments
12 What s New in Windows 2012 Essentials via Office 365, Hosted, or on-premises Exchange Maximum supported devices has been increased to 50 Microsoft Online Backup Support for elastic storage Remote Domain Join Support for single server DirectAccess topology Ability to monitor remote connections Enhanced Dashboard Home page Win8 Metro client app Windows 8 File History integration Group Policy integration for client security settings Touchable RWA Updated Windows Phone app Enhanced SDK and new Web Services platform NIC Teaming Support for running Connector software on servers running Windows 2008 R2 and later Improved application compatibility Improved support for hosted environments Grow to Windows 2012 Standard
13 Windows 2012 Essentials Unique Features Dashboard, Client PC Backup, Health Monitoring, Client Management, Remote Web Access, O365 Integration, Win7 Pro Pack, Windows Phone App Add support for client backups with > 2TB disks Win8 Metro Client, Touchable RWA, Updated Phone App Enhanced SDK and new Web Services platform via Office 365, Hosted or On-Premises Exchange Grow to Windows Standard Turn WS features into a solution Automatically install roles and features and configure according to best practices for small businesses Client and server backup works with Storage Spaces, simple alerts Centralized file history configuration for Win8 clients Integrated Microsoft Online Backup Remote domain join Monitor remote connections Windows Active Directory, File & Print, Application, Networking, IIS, RDS, Backup Storage Spaces, NIC Teaming, PowerShell 3.0, etc. More Closely Aligned Deployment Story Improved App Compatibility
14 Windows 2012 Essentials Same feature set as SBS 2011 Essentials as well as Direct Access Online Backup On Prem Exchange Transmog!
15 Deploying with On-Premises Apps/Services Windows 2012 Essentials can be deployed in several on-premises scenarios with Windows 2012 Standard, Exchange, and SQL Two Physical s One Physical with two virtual machines One Physical with three virtual machines Host Windows 2012 Standard Host Windows 2012 Standard Infrastructure Messaging Infrastructure Messaging Infrastructure Messaging LOB Windows 2012 Essentials Windows 2012 Standard & Exchange Standard Windows 2012 Essentials Exchange Standard Windows 2012 Essentials Exchange Standard SQL Standard 15
16 Options Flexibility for messaging solutions.. Integrate with Office 365 -or- On-premises Exchange On-Premises Exchange Integration with Add User wizard Requires Unique FQDN Works with Single Public IP Exchange CAL Required
18 Health Monitoring The return of Health Reports.. Backups Updates Storage Event Logs
19 Transmogrification In place migration, just enter a key and reboot.. In-place license transition from Windows 2012 Essentials to Windows 2012 Standard Value-added features of Essentials remain. Locks and limits will be removed, e.g. ability to have trusts and not hold all FSMO roles Features of Essentials 2012 will not scale indefinitely, but for supportability purposes will be subject to a maximum of 75 users and 75 devices
20 Get Ready for the Future... Learn Key Skills for Future Administration Powershell Exchange Hyper-V Cloud Build Wizards & Tools; manage and configure Deployment & configuration Virtualization is not just for Enterprise sites! How, What, When, Where and Why!
21 A Complete Hybrid Solution Product Features Functions Essentials 2012 Office 365 Better Together Data Protection and Security Centrally store and protect critical business data on the server; backup entire client computers to the server. File and Print Sharing Share data and resources across the company network. Control Access to Sensitive Information Easily leverage the power of Active Directory to create user accounts and control access to resources on the network. Proactively Detect and Address Issues Health monitoring and alerts give proscriptive guidance to address server and client computer issues proactively. Remote Access Remotely access files and take control of computers in the local office via highly secure, encrypted connections. LOB Application Support Provides a platform to host and access both custom and proprietary line-of-business applications. Website Hosting Host your website to make it accessible on the Internet. with Exchange 2010 Take advantage of professional-grade electronic mail, calendaring, contacts, tasks and more. Website + File Share with SharePoint Easily share data and resources through an easily accessible online platform. Chat and Online Meetings with Lync Unite voice communications, IM, audio, video and Web conferencing through a single interface that Antivirus and Anti- Spam Protect against damaging computer viruses and spam 24/7. Editing of Documents with Office Web Apps Utilize familiar collaboration and productivity tools through the cloud to edit documents.
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