Microsoft have released a Windows Store app for accessing and connecting a Windows Server. The app called My Server works with Windows 8 or Windows RT and connects to a server running Windows Server 2012 Essentials. With the app you can manage users, devices, alerts and access files on and offline.

The app looks very handy and I thought I would give it a try connecting to my Windows Home Server 2011 but it won’t connect saying a problem with the certificate so it looks like it may be 2012 Essentials only. You can find the free app in the Windows Store.



My Server for Windows 8 is an application designed to help you keep seamlessly connected to your server resources through devices running Windows 8. With My Server, you can manage users, devices, alerts, and access shared files in Windows Server 2012 Essentials. In addition, files that you have recently accessed with My Server files continue to be available to you even when offline.


Browse, edit and search files stored on your server

Manage users, devices, and alerts

Share local resources to server or save server resources locally

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