Non-profit? On SBS? Can’t go to O365? Here’s what to do! (Part 6 – Exchange)

The earlier posts in this series (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5) focused on the set up and configuration of the Server Essentials role on a Server 2012 R2 machine followed by the set up and configuration…

Non-profit? On SBS? Can’t go to O365? Here’s what to do! (Part 5 – Exchange)

In the earlier posts of this series (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4) I discussed using the Server 202 R2 Essentials Experience Role as a way to approximate (emulate) the functionality that many came to know and love…

Non-profit? On SBS? Can’t go to O365? Here’s what to do! (Part 4 – Exchange)

In the last three posts (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) in this series I have focused on bringing up the Windows Server Essentials Experience role on a Server 2012 R2 machine, the idea being that Essentials provides many of the…

Non-profit? On SBS? Can’t go to O365? Here’s what to do! (Part 3)

In the first two posts of this series (Part 1  and Part 2) I discussed the system configuration we put in place at The Stan Hagen Centre for Families and then started exploring the details of the Server 2012 R2…

Non-profit? On SBS? Can’t go to O365? Here’s what to do! (Part 2)

In my last post I outlined the steps we had taken at the Stan Hagen Center for Families to replace their ageing SBS system with something modern and NOT Cloud based.  I then outlined the steps to follow in order to…

Server Essentials 2012 R2 – Connector and RDP

I’ve written a few posts about Server 2012 R2 Essentials and I’ve made it pretty clear that I am a “fan”.  For small shops it’s a pretty sweet deal as it makes it very easy to manage your systems. One…

A (Non) Profitable Journey – Part 5

One BIG feature of Server 2012 R2 Essentials (either the full on Essentials install or the Essentials role) is the built-in ability to integrate your local Windows user accounts with your Office 365 accounts.  To be clear, this is not…