New IT Trends Bring Change to Mid-Market Product Line

Four years ago, we committed to building an infrastructure solution for the mid-market. Windows Essential Business Server (EBS) which was the first of its kind to meet the unique needs of mid-market IT pros. Since that time the market landscape has naturally changed. Today, we announced the decision to streamline our server product portfolio and…


We need your help to plan and communicate useful information

The EBS team is conducting a survey to learn how to better provide information to our partners and customers. We’d like to learn a little more about you and about the EBS resources you find helpful. Please take our short survey! We’ll use the information to plan what information we provide and how to best…


Top 3 Ways to Get More Out of Exchange with Windows Essential Business Server 2008

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of David Fabritius]   Midsize businesses interested in upgrading to Exchange Server 2007 should consider Windows Essential Business Server (EBS) 2008.  EBS 2008 is an integrated software suite that is designed and priced for midsize businesses and includes Exchange Server 2007 as one of its core components. When you…


We’re heading to Worldwide Partner Conference in New Orleans

It’s summer, so it’s time for the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC).  During this annual event, Microsoft and the Windows Server Solutions Group share strategies and visions for addressing the challenging economy, saving customers money, and helping partners and customers compete confidently. Keynotes include Steve Ballmer, Stephen Elop, Kevin Turner, Allison Watson, Bob Kelly and…


Thank you, MVPs for a great week for EBS at TechEd 2009

The EBS team wants to extend a HUGE thank you to our MVPs that provided their presence, support and insight at the EBS booth at TechEd 2009 in Los Angeles, CA.  From custom buttons, informational card handouts, discussions with hundreds of attendees about EBS, “Ask Me About EBS” t-shirts and overall great support of the…


Teched Los Angeles May 11-15 in LA will feature Essential Business Server

Are you coming to Teched LA in May to learn about Windows Server, Exchange, System Center Essentials, Threat Management Gateway, Forefront for Exchange?  I will be giving talks on Essential Business Server there and hanging out in the expo area with other EBS product team members, answering questions about EBS and any related technology questions you…


Videos from WPC

EBS activities continue at the Worldwide Partner Conference in Houston this week.  Visit to see and hear partners in Houston discuss their thoughts and plans around EBS. For example, a video interview with Ed Correia of Sagacent Technologies is here, and an interview with Oliver Sommer of Trinity Computer (and and EBS car fame)…


EBS release coming soon

With our announcement of Release Candidate 1 yesterday, the EBS team is getting close to shipping and getting the product out to market.  There are a number of things that happen in these final stages, so let me give you an inside look at some of those stages and dates. RTM (Release to Manufacturing) The…


EBS…a smooth ride.

Hi all, Joel Sider here, PR manager for Home Server, SBS and EBS.  I saw this today in SMB Nation and thought I’d share:  The world’s first EBS-branded car, courtesy of Trinity Computer in Germany.