Windows Server Essentials edition is a cloud-connected first server designed for small businesses with up to 25 users and 50 devices. However, if you are considering installing any version of Windows Server Essentials, we would encourage you to consider Microsoft 365. For more information about moving beyond Windows Server Essentials to Microsoft 365, see What’s New in Windows Server 2019 Essentials.
Security – Looking at technologies like Trusted Platform Module (TPM) to provide more hardware-based security solutions in the data center.
File-level encryption – SMB encryption and other technologies like BitLocker Drive Encryption
Software-defined storage – Storage technologies like Cluster Shared Volumes (CSVs) enable modern storage management and other features related to running Virtual Machines and file storage.
Modern management tools
Modern management tools – Customers are getting more familiar and using new tools like Windows Admin Center to manage Windows Server instances. In addition, Cluster Shared Volumes is configured with Windows Admin Center. Software technologies today allow agile operations and development that are not bound by antiquated storage bus layer technologies of data centers.
Modern operating systems provide customers with the capabilities and features to meet modern challenges and granular control.