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The HPE Proliant ML10 Review: December 2016 Update

The HPE Proliant ML10 is the entry-level* tower server in HPE’s tower server inventory.

As part of the review series announced here, I received a Proliant ML10 designated to an AbsolutelyWindows RealWorld Review

Installation
Easy. Peasy.

It is a Proliant, after all.

So Far
We have installed Proliant ML10 at ML10ReviewCo, and we have trained users on the basics of authenticated AD logins.

Since we are using Server 2016 Essentials, OneDrive for Business, and messaging is off-premises.

An external HPE RDX backup device is also installed.

We are in the process of replacing all 8 PCs here with the HP Pro Desk 600s. Replacement units are on site, and the company owner is working with staff to determine what data currently stored on their PCs will be saved.

We are currently holding a bakeoff between the HP EliteBook 1030 G1 and the Dell XPS13 to determine the replacement units for the four laptops. (Actually 3 laptops, and the infernal Chromebook!)

We are holding off on making a tablet replacement choice until after the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January 2017.

Client budgetary constraints compel us to move the replacement of the deskside printers to calendar Q1 of 2017.

Client Sentiments So far
The owner of ML10ReviewCo has been impressed with the login authentication afforded his staff by AD. He is also very pleased that he now has the opportunity to funnel all information consumed by both his staff and his customer through pipes that are laid out according to his specifications, and his desired message.

The clerical staff at ML10ReviewCo were somewhat reticent to follow their leader. However, being devoid of choices, and needing the directly-deposited paychecks, provided them the needed impetus to comply.

We shall see…

The HPE Proliant ML10 Review Series

© 2002 – 2016, John Obeto for Blackground Media Unlimited

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