Joel Garcia announced from TechEd Europe the release Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials, a new member of the Storage Server product family.

In the blog post, he outlines the main features:

  • Easy to use Backup and Recovery
  • Active Directory Domain Join
  • Management Dashboard
  • Centralized Storage
  • Plug and Play Storage and File Services
  • Remote Web Access
  • Add-ins

Read the full blog post with additional details (including a comparison of the four different Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 editions) at