Windows Essential Business Server 2008 RTM

  I’d like to do two things right off the bat in this, my first, blog post here…    1) Announce that Windows Essential Business Server 2008 has reached RTM! (English now, more languages to come soon)   2) Extend my sincere gratitude to the many customers, MVPs, users, partners and enthusiasts that helped us…


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 Podcast with Steven VanRoekel on

Check out a recent Podcast with Steven VanRoekel the director of Windows Server Solutions.  He talks with Joe Wilcox about the challenges midsize businesses face, and how Essential Business Server builds directly from our customers feedback. A great Podcast and definitely worth the 30 minutes to listen to. You can listen to it here


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.


Can’t get enough of EBS – hear what other bloggers have to say

Things continue to ramp up as the team is getting the product ready for launch: More people testing the product in production (Technical Adoption Program (TAP)) More people testing the product in their labs/non production (Techbeta – see my other blog on how to get on that) More conferences and event the product team is speaking…


IBM announces EBS residency

Ever wanted to work for one of Microsoft’s premium partners?  Last week IBM announced the Essential Business Server 2008 residency.  This IBM residency would be an intensive, multi-week work effort where you would explore and document product implementation, integration and operations, often in the context of marketplace solutions. This residency is all about pairing the…


EBS Keynote with Tom Kilroy – Intel Solutions Summit

Yesterday Windows Essential Business Server was included in the Intel Keynote at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas.  Tom Kilroy the Vice President, General Manager for Digital Enterprise Group presented on solutions that enable Intel channel partners to better support SMB.  Windows Essential Business Server and the Intel Modular Server were showcased as the ideal ‘business in a…


EBS for Partners – meet the team in Dallas at SMB Summit

EBS is a great product for IT admins in mid sized companies, but it also will have a huge impact on the way partners help mid sized companies.  Both infrastructure partners and Line of Business partners (who need to get the right infrastructure underneath their apps) will want to think about their business and opportunities…