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.