Google Hangout on Air: Windows Server 2012 Essentials Beta Deeper Dive (Domains, Backup speeds, Storage Spaces)

Posted by Paul Braren on Jul 16 2012 in
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  • Google Events, wow! What a polished and simple way to pull together all the pieces for a broadcast. Invitations, calendar coordination, RSVP, private conversations for show-prep, and finally, auto-publication of a really nice YouTube video from this "Hangouts On Air" experience. Point and click for attendees and leader alike. See for yourself, with Jim Collison's latest production from late last night now available, complete with shownotes. Tell Jim and the Home Tech and Home Server Podcast community what you think, over at,, twitter jcollison, Skype jscollison.

    We get right "into the weeds" on this special episode, discussing the speed of Windows Server 2012 Essentials, for backups and restores, and the apparent speed boost versus prior Home Server based backups, both of VMs, and physical systems. And we make sure to have some fun, of course.


    July 15, 2012

    Jim was joined by John Zajdler, Chris Courney (Drashna), Greg Welsh, Mike Martis (BYOB) and Paul Braren for a deeper dive into Windows Server 2012 Essentials Beta that was released to the public on July 11, 2012.  In the show we look at two of the more discussed features of the new OS in Domains and Storage Spaces.  We cover both discussion points as well as live demos.