Microsoft’s new My Server 2012 R2 apps provides users with remote access to files on a server in addition to local management capabilities for network administrators. It works with Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials, Windows Server Standard, and Datacenter editions of Windows Server 2012 R2 when the Essentials server role has been turned on in those products. Microsoft refers to that server role option as the "Windows Server Essentials Experience" edition, which is a clumsy phrase, but it reflects a new capability in which organizations can add Essentials capabilities to their Standard or Datacenter server deployments. Click here to read the full story.
Microsoft has released their free My Server 2012 R2 applications for Windows clients and Windows Phone devices.