Contents tagged with Small Business Server

  • SBS 2011 Essentials and Windows Home Server 2011 RC

    Posted by sumeethevans on February 4 2011, 1:19 AM. Posted in Small Business Server, Windows Home Server.

    Microsoft today announced the following

    • Release Candidate for SBS 2011 Essentials
    • Release Candidate for Windows Home Server
    • Final release name Windows Home Server 2011
    • Release in Spring North America

    SBS 2011 Essentials features

    • Automatic local backup, simple restore of server and client computers
    • Easily connect to online services
    • Work virtually anywhere, anytime
    • Increase business productivity
    • Simple, secure, dependable network
    • Easy-to-use storage and sharing

    Check out SBS 2011 Essentials Learning Bites – fifteen 3-5 minute videos focusing on core features and functionality

  • Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard Releases to Manufacturing

    Posted by sumeethevans on December 14 2010, 4:39 AM. Posted in Small Business Server.

    As you are reading this we are making the final steps to bring the product to the market so that you can acquire throughout our large network of partners. We are finalizing international versions, delivering the product to distribution channels and handing it off to our OEM partners so that they can begin pre-installing the software on new servers. Starting in early January, you will find SBS 2011 Standard and Premium Add-On in volume licensing, and from mid-January you will be able to download a trial copy from our website.

    Designed and priced for small businesses with up to 75 users, Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard delivers enterprise-class server technology in an affordable, all-in-one solution. Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard not only helps to protect, access, and manage your information from virtually anywhere, but also allows your business to be more productive by providing:

    • A great way to manage email with the powerful new Microsoft® Exchange Server 2010 SP1. Securely access and manage your communications—e-mail, voice mail, instant messaging, and more—from virtually any platform, Web-browser, or device.
    • A powerful collaboration suite with Microsoft SharePoint® Foundation Services 2010. Enable your employees to access and share your business documents with exciting features and capabilities that help you collaborate securely online—no matter where you are.
    • A rich platform to run your business applications. SBS 2011 Standard allows you to take advantage of the vast library of applications compatible with Windows Server 2008R2 technologies.
    • A simple installation/migration path to limit your downtime. SBS 2011 Standard has been designed to simplify the experience of upgrading or installing a new server.

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  • Announcing Windows SBS Codename Aurora Preview Availability

    Posted by sumeethevans on August 17 2010, 2:54 AM. Posted in Small Business Server.

    Windows Small Business Server Codename “Aurora” is part of the next generation of our award winning Windows Small Business Server, and represents a significant departure from our traditional fully on premise model. Aurora extends the ease of use of our traditional SBS products while simultaneously being a great platform for small businesses wanting to combine traditional and cloud computing.

    We believe that most small businesses need a server; however not all of them know it yet. This is why we designed Aurora to be the ideal first server solution for those millions of Small Businesses worldwide who have less than 25 users and who are using a peer to peer network or have no network at all.

    For these businesses, Windows Small Business Server Codename “Aurora” provides a cost-effective and easy-to-use way to simplify computing infrastructure, reduce cost and spend more time focusing on core business’ needs.

    Aurora offers small businesses the help they need to ensure their data is safe through advanced backup and file restoration features. Aurora’s users can quickly set automatic, daily backups of every personal computer on the network. If problems with those files arise, small businesses can restore individual files, folders, or an entire PC or server with simple recovery tools.

    In addition, Aurora gives users the power to utilize their files and documents to solve business challenges even when they’re away from the office. Using a personalized web address, Aurora’s users will also be able connect to the server from virtually anywhere and access their computers and documents from any common web browser.The preview build of this release is available on our connect site and can be downloaded now. If you haven’t already signed up for the preview, you can visit our connect site and get signed up. We have setup a connect feedback form to capture your feedback, bugs and suggestions as well as a newsgroup where you can discuss the preview with other testers.

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  • Essential Business Server 2008 and Small Business Server 2008 Launch Today

    Posted by sumeethevans on November 12 2008, 8:13 PM. Posted in Small Business Server, Windows Essential Business Server (Centro).

    You are invited to join Microsoft for the virtual launch of Windows Small Business Server 2008 and Windows Essential Business Server 2008. As small and midsize business owners are increasingly concerned about how to both survive and thrive in the current economy,  hear how Microsoft is putting enterprise-size dreams within reach. Microsoft executives will discuss strategies that can help reduce costs, increase profitability and address technology needs in ways that allow small and midsize businesses to stand out from the crowd.  Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft, will kick off the live event with news about the company’s latest investments.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>Wednesday, Nov. 12, 20088-9 a.m. Pacific Standard Time<o:p></o:p> <o:p></o:p>

    Head to http://thedreamserver.com/ for the launch webcast and virtual tradeshow.

     

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  • SBS 2008: Released to Manufacturing!

    Posted by sumeethevans on August 22 2008, 3:55 AM. Posted in Small Business Server.

    On behalf of the SBS team, I am extremely pleased to announce that Windows Small Business Server 2008 software has been finalized!  Today both SBS Standard and Premium are being released to manufacturing, which means we begin the process of finalizing international versions, creating media, building packaging, delivering the product to distribution channels and handing it off to our OEM partners, so it will be widely available by our November 12 launch.  (More information about launch will come in the future.) 

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    As you can imagine, this is an exciting day for me and the rest of the team.  Development of SBS 2008 has been a big effort here at Microsoft and the software has undergone extensive testing within Microsoft, by our partners, private tech beta participants and our Technology Adoption Program members.  We are proud to say we have truly heard and incorporated input from our partners and customers throughout product planning and development.  As a result, we feel very confident that this new release builds on the success of SBS 2003 R2 and makes the power of enterprise IT accessible and affordable for small business, helping them increase productivity and grow.  And, just as important, SBS 2008 provides solution providers with a great platform to meet the needs of their small business clients.

     

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  • Introducing the Windows SBS 2008 Technical Library!

    Posted by sumeethevans on August 11 2008, 9:38 AM. Posted in Small Business Server.

    As we prepare to release the final version of Windows SBS 2008 to manufacturing, we wanted to take the opportunity to introduce you to the Windows SBS 2008 Technical Library. We first published the library several weeks ago, but we continue to extend the breadth of information that is available. Currently the library includes the full Product Help that is included on an installed server. Additionally, a number of solutions-oriented documents are available to help you plan, deploy, and manage your Windows SBS 2008 server. And it's only the beginning! Take a look at the Future Documentation that is currently being written or planned.

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  • Windows Servers for Small Businesses Will Launch in November

    Posted by bink on July 8 2008, 7:18 PM. Posted in Small Business Server.

    Windows Small Business Server 2008 and Windows Essential Business Server 2008 will ship in mid-November. Early trial releases are available now on MultiplyYourPower.com. Both servers are part of the Windows Essential Server Solutions that help small businesses with a cost effective platform for your software applications.

    Windows Small Business Server 2008 standard edition comes with Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, Windows Live OneCare for Server, and other utilities. Premium edition adds the small business version of SQL Server 2008 and several other technologies.Windows Small Business Server is designed for companies with between 5 and 75 users.

    Windows Essential Business Server 2008, which Microsoft developed under the code name Centro, is designed for mid-sized businesses of between 25 and 300 users. The Premium version includes SQL Server for hosting web sites.

    ISVs who target small businesses can integrate the servers into their solution under the ISV Royalty Program.

  • Partners Gear Up for Big Opportunities with Windows Essential Server Solutions

    Posted by sumeethevans on July 7 2008, 10:54 PM. Posted in Small Business Server, Windows Essential Business Server (Centro).

    Today at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC), Microsoft detailed how IT consultants working with small and midsize businesses will benefit from Windows Essential Server Solutions: Windows Small Business Server 2008 and Windows Essential Business Server 2008.

    PressPass spoke with Steven VanRoekel, senior director of the Windows Server Solutions group at Microsoft, to find out what partners and customers can expect from today’s announcements.

    PressPass: What are you announcing today?

    VanRoekel: We’re making several announcements that are especially important for partners as they prepare to use Windows Essential Server Solutions to help their small and midsize customers be more productive and grow.

    I am excited to announce that Nov. 12, 2008, is the official launch date for Windows Small Business Server 2008 and Windows Essential Business Server 2008. Activities that day will signal availability of both solutions and kick off launch efforts worldwide. In many ways, though, we consider WPC our launch for partners and we want to help them plan and prepare for the solutions.

    We are also announcing that both solutions are reaching the Release Candidate 1 milestone, another step toward final release. Pre-release versions of Small Business Server 2008 and Essential Business Server 2008 are available for download and evaluation now through www.multiplyyourpower.com.

    I’m also pleased to announce that Dell and Wortmann AG in Europe are among the companies planning to deliver hardware systems powered by Essential Business Server 2008 and Small Business Server 2008. Software development kits and other resources will be available to software vendors, so their products can be truly integrated with and managed from within the Windows Essential Server Solutions.

    PressPass: What exactly are Windows Essential Server Solutions?

    VanRoekel: Windows Essential Server Solutions, which include Windows Small Business Server 2008 and Essential Business Server 2008, are our family of integrated, all-in-one IT solutions designed and priced for small and midsize businesses. By combining Microsoft technologies such as Windows Server 2008, Exchange Server 2007, SQL Server 2008 and other Microsoft products and services, these solutions make the benefits of enterprise-class IT accessible, affordable and simpler for smaller organizations.

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  • Windows Small Business Server 2008 RC0

    Posted by sumeethevans on May 29 2008, 12:15 PM. Posted in Small Business Server.

    Windows Small Business Server 2008 (Windows SBS 2008) is an integrated server solution that helps you protect your business data, increase productivity and present a more professional image to customers. By providing many of the features used by larger companies --e-mail, an Internet connectivity, internal Web sites, remote access, support for mobile devices, file and printer sharing, backup, and restore--Windows SBS 2008 gives you the tools you need to help grow your business.Windows SBS 2008 is available in two editions: Standard and Premium. Standard Edition includes the software to install the primary Small Business Server. To install Standard Edition, you will need to download:
    • SBS2008_RC0_ENU_DVD1.iso - Small Business Server Installation
    Premium Edition includes software to install an additional Windows Server (either x86 or x64) for your domain, with the option of running SQL Server. To install Premium Edition, you will need to download:
    • SBS2008_RC0_ENU_DVD1.iso - Small Business Server Installation
    • SBS2008_RC0_ENU_DVD2.iso - Additional Server Installation x86
    • SBS2008_RC0_ENU_DVD3.iso - Additional Server Installation x64
    • SBS2008_RC0_ENU_DVD4.iso - SQL Server 2008 for Small Business CTP6
    More information about Windows SBS 2008 editions is available here.Download: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=5c4e9dea-ab34-40f6-8c73-bd94051331b4&displaylang=en&tm
  • SBS and EBS videos on Technet Edge

    Posted by sumeethevans on May 20 2008, 9:52 PM. Posted in Small Business Server, Windows Essential Business Server (Centro).

    There are new demonstration videos of the upcoming Small Business Server 2008 and Essential Business Server 2008 on TechNet Edge.

    Program manager Bjorn Levidow provides an overview of EBS management, including remote administration, add-in management and license tracking.  Becky Ochs, program manager for SBS, shows setup of SBS 2008, including the new Answer File tool.

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  • Do you want to test Small Business Server 2008 / Essentials Business Server 2008?

    Posted by sumeethevans on April 22 2008, 8:50 PM. Posted in Small Business Server, Windows Essential Business Server (Centro).

    If you do, you should definitely email the guys who are looking after the betas'.

    If you are interested, drop an email to preview@microsoft.com, with the name of the beta you want to go onto in the subject line:

    • Small Business Server 2008 Beta Program
    • Essentials Business Server 2008 Beta Program

    And simply ask for the information, and they'll send it to you as soon as its available!

    In the mean time, you can read all about Small Business Server 2008 and Essentials Business Server 2008!

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  • Small Business Server 2003 Best Practices Analyzer tool

    Posted by sumeethevans on October 16 2007, 9:18 AM. Posted in Small Business Server.

    The Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 Best Practices Analyzer tool is available. This tool examines a server that is running Windows Small Business Server 2003. The tool collects configuration information from many sources including the following sources:

    Active Directory Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)
    Registry
    Metabase
    Then, the tool analyzes the collected information, and the tool verifies this information for correctness. After the tool has collected and analyzed the information, the tool presents a list of issues that are sorted by severity. For each issue, the tool provides descriptions of what the problem is and of how you can fix this issue.

    DownloadDownload the SBS2003SP1-KB940439-X86-ENU.exe package now. (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=101184)

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