Microsoft releases free My Server app for Windows 8

Microsoft continues to launch new Windows 8 apps that it has developed in house. A couple of weeks ago, we noted the launch of the Microsoft Dynamics Business Analyzer app, and this week, Microsoft launched the free My Server app in the Windows Store.

The app's description says that with this app, Windows 8 and Windows RT PC owners can use it to access and even edit shared files on servers that are running Windows Server 2012 Essentials. It offers support for searching for documents on both your Windows 8/RT PC and the server's shared folders. It will even allow users to access recently opened filed on the server even if the app is not connected to the server at that time.

The app also has features that give its owners the power to manage other users, devices, and alerts on the server, and it also supports streaming play back of media files from the server to the Windows 8 PC. Microsoft launched a similar free My Server app for Windows Phone owners so this new app seems to be an extension of that earlier work.

Once again, it's cool that Microsoft continues to support Windows 8 with its selection of free apps and we suspect that trend will continue.

Source: Windows Store | Image via Microsoft

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