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Connecting From Mac/iOS/Android/Windows RT

I would like to introduce everyone to an exciting new feature recently added to all of my add-ins that allows you to connect to them from Mac, iOS, Android, and Windows RT computers and devices. The new feature allows your server to act as a RemoteApp and Desktop Connections (RADC) web feed server for serving remote resources to RADC clients; including the new Microsoft Remote Desktop clients that are freely available for Mac, iOS, Android, and Windows RT.

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WHS RemoteApp 2011

I would like to introduce everyone to a completely new Windows Server Solutions (WSS) add-in that was released today called “WHS RemoteApp 2011” (for use with Windows Home Server 2011, Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials, or Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials), “WSE RemoteApp 2012” (for use with Windows Server 2012 Essentials), or “WSE RemoteApp 2012 R2” (for use with Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials). If you are at all familiar with any of my other WSS add-ins, then you will feel right at home with the new add-in. It works just like my other add-ins, except that your users are not limited to the use of a single server-installed application (or application suite). Instead, you can grant your users individual access to pretty much any application that is installed on your server. Here is a more thorough explanation of the new add-in:

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WSS 2011 Add-In Updates

Posted Posted by Mike in Windows Server Solutions 2011     Comments No comments
Jun
1

Yesterday I released updated versions of each of my Windows Server Solutions 2011 add-ins (WHS Office 2011, WHS Outlook 2011, WHS QuickBooks 2011, and WHS Quicken 2011) bringing them all up to version 1.1.65.65. Normally I don’t mention news about minor updates on my website, but I felt that this particular set of updates was worth mentioning.

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WHS QuickBooks 2011

Posted Posted by Mike in Windows Server Solutions 2011     Comments No comments
Apr
21

Just a quick note to let everyone know that I have finished writing a new version of my WHS QuickBooks add-in for use with Windows Home Server 2011, Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials, and Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials. It’s a complete rewrite, from the ground up, of the WHS QuickBooks for WHS V1/2003 add-in that provides individual user-level access to Intuit’s QuickBooks application from your Windows Server Solutions server.

WHS QuickBooks 2011 can run a server-installed copy of QuickBooks from any computer just as if it were running directly on the local computer. QuickBooks runs in its own fully resizable window with its own entry in the taskbar. Its popup windows are redirected to the local desktop, its notification area icons (if any) appear in the local computer’s notification area, and the local computer’s drives and printers can be redirected to it; making a completely seamless “QuickBooks” experience for your end-users.

With WHS QuickBooks 2011, a single server-side installation of QuickBooks can be accessed by up to 10 users of your network (up to 25 when used with WSBS2011e or WSS2008R2e). Using the remote application capabilities of your server, WHS QuickBooks 2011 provides your users with full access to their very own instance of QuickBooks just as if it were running on their local computer. They’ll be able to organize their business finances, create invoices, pay bills, track sales & expenses, and manage payroll from any Windows-based computer on your network, or from almost anywhere using your server’s built-in Remote Web Access website.

There’s a fully functional 21 day evaluation period available, so go and try it out for yourself. I’m more than sure that you will enjoy it as much as I do. And, as always, I welcome your comments and feedback.

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WHS Quicken 2011

Posted Posted by Mike in Windows Server Solutions 2011     Comments 6 comments
Apr
21

Just a quick note to let everyone know that I have finished writing a new version of my WHS Quicken add-in for use with Windows Home Server 2011, Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials, and Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials. It’s a complete rewrite, from the ground up, of the WHS Quicken for WHS V1/2003 add-in that provides individual user-level access to Intuit’s Quicken application from your Windows Server Solutions server.

WHS Quicken 2011 can run a server-installed copy of Quicken from any computer just as if it were running directly on the local computer. Quicken runs in its own fully resizable window with its own entry in the taskbar. Its popup windows are redirected to the local desktop, its notification area icons (if any) appear in the local computer’s notification area, and the local computer’s drives and printers can be redirected to it; making a completely seamless “Quicken” experience for your end-users.

With WHS Quicken 2011, a single server-side installation of Quicken can be accessed by up to 10 users of your network (up to 25 when used with WSBS2001e or WSS2008R2e). Using the remote application capabilities of your server, WHS Quicken 2011 provides your users with full access to their very own instance of Quicken just as if it were running on their local computer. They’ll be able to manage their spending, stay on top of their personal finances, and stick to a budget from any Windows-based computer on your network, or from almost anywhere using your server’s built-in Remote Web Access website.

There’s a fully functional 21 day evaluation period available, so go and try it out for yourself. I’m more than sure that you will enjoy it as much as I do. And, as always, I welcome your comments and feedback.

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WHS Office 2011

Posted Posted by Mike in Windows Server Solutions 2011     Comments No comments
Apr
21

Just a quick note to let everyone know that I have finished writing a new version of my WHS Office add-in for use with Windows Home Server 2011, Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials, and Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials. It’s a complete rewrite, from the ground up, of the WHS Office for WHS V1/2003 add-in that provides individual user-level access to each of the Microsoft Office applications (Excel, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word) from your Windows Server Solutions server.

WHS Office 2011 can run a server-installed copy of each of the Microsoft Office applications from any computer just as if they were running directly on the local computer. Each application runs in its own fully resizable window with its own entry in the taskbar. Its popup windows are redirected to the local desktop, its notification area icons (if any) appear in the local computer’s notification area, and the local computer’s drives and printers can be redirected to it; making a completely seamless “Office” experience for your end-users.

With WHS Office 2011, a single server-side installation of Microsoft Office can be accessed by up to 10 users of your network (up to 25 in the “Plus” edition when used with WSBS2011e or WSS2008R2e). Using the remote application capabilities of your server, WHS Office 2011 provides your users with full access to their very own instance of the individual Microsoft Office applications just as if they were running on their local computer. They’ll enjoy access to Excel, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word (the “Plus” edition also supports Access, InfoPath, Lync, Project, Publisher, Groove/SharePoint Workspace/SkyDrive Pro, and Visio) from any Windows-based computer on your network, or from almost anywhere using your server’s built-in Remote Web Access website.

There’s a fully functional 21 day evaluation period available, so go and try it out for yourself. I’m more than sure that you will enjoy it as much as I do. And, as always, I welcome your comments and feedback.

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WHS Outlook 2011

Posted Posted by Mike in Windows Server Solutions 2011     Comments 4 comments
Apr
7

Well, I’ve finally done it! I went and wrote a version of WHS Outlook for use with Windows Home Server 2011. I can’t even begin to tell you the number of requests I’ve had for doing this over the last year or so. However, I was reluctant to do it for a couple of reasons. First, seeing as Microsoft added no backwards compatibility for WHS V1/2003 add-ins to WHS 2011, I knew that it was going to take a substantial amount of work to write a new version of the add-in, from the ground up, to support the WHS 2011 platform. Second, I really wasn’t convinced that the WHS 2011 platform was something that I’d ever want to use on a personal level. Well, I can tell you that once I took a closer look at WHS 2011, I ended up really liking it, and WHS Outlook 2011 naturally followed from there. And yes indeed, it sure was a whole lot of work just as I expected it would be. Wow!

In the end, I think (and I’m sure you’ll agree) that it was time and effort well spent on my part. The new remote application features in the underlying Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system, as well as the built-in Remote Web Access website in WHS 2011, really allow WHS Outlook to shine like it never could in WHS V1/2003. WHS Outlook 2011 can run a server-installed copy of Microsoft Outlook from any computer just as if it were running directly on the local computer. Outlook runs in its own fully resizable window with its own entry in the taskbar. Its popup windows are redirected to the local desktop, its notification area icons appear in the local computer’s notification area, and the local computer’s drives and printers can be redirected to it; making a completely seamless “Outlook” experience for your end-users.

WHS Outlook 2011 is actually a Windows Server Solutions add-in, meaning that not only will it run on Windows Home Server 2011, but it will run on all of the Windows Server Solutions, including Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials and Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials. It allows a single server-side installation of Microsoft Outlook to be accessed by up to 10 users of your network (up to 25 when used with WSBS2011e or WSS2008R2e). Using the remote application capabilities of your server, WHS Outlook 2011 provides your users with full access to their very own instance of Microsoft Outlook just as if it were running on their local computer. They’ll enjoy access to their mail, calendars, contacts, and tasks from any Windows-based computer on your network, or from almost anywhere using your server’s built-in Remote Web Access website.

There’s a fully functional 21 day evaluation period available, so go and try it out for yourself. I’m more than sure that you will enjoy it as much as I do. And, as always, I welcome your comments and feedback.

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WHS QuickBooks

Posted Posted by Mike in Windows Home Server V1/2003     Comments 8 comments
Feb
26

WHS QuickBooks Settings

I would like to introduce everyone to a new add-in I’ve written for use with the Windows Home Server V1/2003. It’s called WHS QuickBooks, and just as its name suggests, it allows you to use Intuit’s QuickBooks application from your Windows Home Server. If you are already familiar with my WHS Outlook add-in for the Windows Home Server, then you will feel right at home with WHS QuickBooks since it works in exactly the same way, only with QuickBooks instead of Microsoft Outlook.

Basically, you install a copy of QuickBooks directly onto your Windows Home Server. WHS QuickBooks will then allow you to access the installed copy of QuickBooks using a customized remote desktop connection from the desktop of any client computer that is attached to your work/home network. Or, and perhaps best of all, it will allow you to access the installed copy of QuickBooks from almost anywhere using the Internet Explorer web browser.

WHS QuickBooks is great for keeping track of your books while you are away from work, on a business trip, etc. You get full access to all of the features of QuickBooks, without having to install a copy of QuickBooks on every machine that you want to use it from. Your installed copy of QuickBooks (and all of its data) remains safe, and secure, at work/home on your Windows Home Server while you access it remotely from almost anywhere in the world!

After installing a copy of QuickBooks on your Windows Home Server, and making sure that it is set up and running properly, you then install WHS QuickBooks in your Windows Home Server Console (just as you would any other WHS add-in), enable the type of access you’d like to use (User Accounts access for local access to QuickBooks from all of the client computers across your work/home network, and/or Web Site access for web access to QuickBooks from almost anywhere using just a web browser), and then select which users you would like to be able to use WHS QuickBooks. That’s all there is to it.

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WHS Quicken

Posted Posted by Mike in Windows Home Server V1/2003     Comments 6 comments
Feb
25

WHS Quicken Settings

I would like to introduce everyone to a new add-in I’ve written for use with the Windows Home Server V1/2003. It’s called WHS Quicken, and just as its name suggests, it allows you to use Intuit’s Quicken application from your Windows Home Server. If you are already familiar with my WHS Outlook add-in for the Windows Home Server, then you will feel right at home with WHS Quicken since it works in exactly the same way, only with Quicken instead of Microsoft Outlook.

Basically, you install a copy of Quicken directly onto your Windows Home Server. WHS Quicken will then allow you to access the installed copy of Quicken using a customized remote desktop connection from the desktop of any client computer that is attached to your home network. Or, and perhaps best of all, it will allow you to access the installed copy of Quicken from almost anywhere using the Internet Explorer web browser.

WHS Quicken is great for keeping track of your personal finances while you are away from home, on vacation, etc. You get full access to all of the features of Quicken, without having to install a copy of Quicken on every machine that you want to use it from. Your installed copy of Quicken (and all of its data) remains safe, and secure, at home on your Windows Home Server while you access it remotely from almost anywhere in the world!

After installing a copy of Quicken on your Windows Home Server, and making sure that it is set up and running properly, you then install WHS Quicken in your Windows Home Server Console (just as you would any other WHS add-in), enable the type of access you’d like to use (User Accounts access for local access to Quicken from all of the client computers across your home network, and/or Web Site access for web access to Quicken from almost anywhere using just a web browser), and then select which users you would like to be able to use WHS Quicken. That’s all there is to it.

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WHS Outlook

Posted Posted by Mike in Windows Home Server V1/2003     Comments No comments
Nov
1

WHS Outlook Settings

I would like to introduce everyone to a new add-in I’ve written for use with the Windows Home Server V1/2003. It’s called WHS Outlook, and just as its name suggests, it allows you to use Microsoft Outlook (2010, 2007, or 2003) from your Windows Home Server.

Basically, you install a copy of Microsoft Outlook directly onto your Windows Home Server. WHS Outlook will then allow you to access the installed copy of Outlook directly from the Windows Home Server Console application, using a customized remote desktop connection from the desktop of any client computer that is attached locally to your home network, or you can access the installed copy of Outlook from almost anywhere using the Internet Explorer web browser.

WHS Outlook is great for accessing your Microsoft Outlook mail, calendars, contacts, and tasks while you are away from home, on vacation, etc. You get full access to all of the features of Outlook, without having to install a copy of Outlook on every machine that you want to use it from. Your installed copy of Outlook (and all of its private information) remains safe, and secure, at home on your Windows Home Server while you access it remotely from almost anywhere in the world!

After installing a copy of Outlook on your Windows Home Server, and making sure that it is set up and running properly, you then install WHS Outlook in your Windows Home Server Console (just as you would any other WHS add-in), enable the type of access you’d like to use (User Accounts access for local access to Outlook from all of the client computers across your home network, and/or Web Site access for web access to Outlook from almost anywhere using just a web browser), and then select which users you would like to be able to use WHS Outlook. That’s all there is to it.

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