SBS 2003 to SBS 2008 Migration Successes

I received the following post from Philip Elder of MPECS Inc, and Edmonton based SBS specialist.  As hardware nears its end of life more and more people are starting to migrate their SBS installations to new hardware and in the process moving to SBS 2008 as well.  Philip has done a number of migrations and…

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TechDays Infrastructure Track Resources

  Building High Availability Infrastructures with Windows Server 2008 Failover Clustering Cluster Team Blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/clustering Clustering on Microsoft TechNet: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=107273 Clustering Webcasts: http://msevents.microsoft.com Clustering on MSDN: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-ca/library/aa373130(VS.85).aspx   Microsoft Essential Business Server 2008 Deployment and Migration Best Practices EBS Jumpstart Kit: http://www.ebsjumpstartkit.com/index.aspx Virtual EBS User Group: http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/EBSUserGroup/ EBS Click-Through-Demo: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=4264a0fe-c3af-44c9-868a-c5a2a6d12fd4&displaylang=en EBS Preparation and Planning Wizards:…

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Deploying a Small Business (Part 1)

With all the announcements, release of new products and technologies and changing business needs it is hard to keep up.  VMWare releases a free version of ESX, Hyper-V is released, Hyper-V Server is announced and will be available shortly, Small Business Server 2008 hits the RTM stage etc…  How does one keep up?  How does…

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Rodney's Road Trip

Ahhh! September is here, the nights are getting cooler, the sun is going down earlier and we are starting to get into the swing of things.  With the team prepping for the AlignIT Tour and TechDays we’ll be coming to a city near you.  I really love getting out on the road, talking with like…

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SBS 2008 Launch - Your Input Is Requested

I was speaking with Constanza Zalba, the SBS/EBS product manager the other day and she asked my opinion on the upcoming SBS/EBS Launch she is planning.  I said why not ask the potential attendees and she agreed.  She wrote up this post for our blog.  Got some ideas, comments, concerns you want to share?  Well…

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SBS 2008 RTM a Deal and a Free Exam!

So I was off last week and just went through my email and my RSS feeds and found three things related to SBS 2008 that might be of interest.  First off, SBS 2008 has been released to manufacture.  Now there is a lot that is different in SBS 2008 but a lot that is the…

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Another .LOCAL post - SBS 2008, EBS 2008

Just to be clear – this is an unsolicited blog post on this .local discussion. For those of you who do not know me – I come from an Enterprise background and not from a small business background.  I opened my mouth on the .local discussion a while back and it’s now the inside joke…


It Is That Time Again

I was catching up on my RSS reading and noticed a post by my fellow IT Pro Advisor, Ruth Morton, on the Canadian IT Managers blog.  It seems that the time is nearing, time for another round of DST “fun”.  She posted some great links which I’ll share here… Key Dates: September 30th, 2007 –…

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Who Wants a Licensing Advisor?

I do!  I am the first to admit that licensing can be really confusing but there are some tools that can help you (including the CanITPro team) navigate the waters so to speak.  In the virtualization realm there are some calculators which I linked in a previous article to which would help you figure out what…

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SBS 2003 and Vista

So you’ve got your hands on Vista, installed it and then tried to add the Vista PC to the SBS domain.  Doesn’t work very well does it?  Well the SBS team has been hard at work and there is a fix now!  Previously you would have to manually join the Vista PC to the SBS…

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