Windows Essential Server Solutions – SBS and EBS


This week we opened up the Public Preview for Windows Essential Server Solutions – Small Business Server 2008 and Essential Business Server 2008

Visit here to find out how to download and evaluate the Release Candidate 0 versions of both.  EBS is available now, SBS will be up within a few weeks – but you can sign up today and be notified when it is ready.

We also unveiled pricing for SBS 2008 and EBS 2008.  We’ve made a lot of changes to SBS as a product, so the price has changed.  In most 1-75 user cases, SBS 2008 Standard is actually less expensive than SBS 2003 Standard.  SBS 2008 Premium is now a two box solution with an additional copy of Windows Server and SQL Server running on a second box, in order to provide a great application platform – a big request from partners and customers.  There are a number of changes to make SBS CALs more flexible and cost-effective, too – see here for details.

Comments (1)

  1. Pete Cullen says:

    Thanks for posting about this Georgina, that’s my downloads for the afternoon taken care of!