In the New Solutions node in the TechNet Library and a new set of Solution Guides blog post, I introduced the Solution Guides being produced by the Datacenter, Devices and Enterprise Computer (DDEC) writing organization here at Microsoft.

Senior Technical Writer Kumud Dwivedi recently published a new Solution Guide. In her words:


If you are a small to midsize business that is looking for a reliable way to allow remote network users to access business data outside of your network, we now have a solution guide named Secure remote access in small and midsize businesses to address this.

Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials and Windows Server 2012 R2 provide a solution to securely access data when off-premises via a wide range of Internet-connected devices by using various methods such as Remote Web Access, virtual private network, or the My Server app.

If your business has up to 25 users and 50 devices, use Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials. For up to 100 users and 200 devices, use the Standard or Datacenter editions of Windows Server 2012 R2 with the Windows Server Essentials Experience role installed.

Here is the resulting solution design (click on it for a larger version):


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