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Windows Server 2012 Essentials Release Candidate is available for download

Overview Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate Essentials (formerly Windows Small Business Server Essentials) is a flexible, affordable, and easy-to-use server solution designed and priced for small businesses with up to 25 users and 50 devices that helps them reduce costs and be more productive.  Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate Essentials is an ideal first server,… Read more

How much can virtualization really do? (So many questions. So little time. Part 8.)

In our Saint Louis TechNet Event last week, Kurt asked several questions relating to virtualization and Hyper-V: “Any issues with running SBS, SQL, and application server on same machine?” “How do I set up multiple drives within a virtual server?” “What is the best base core for virtualization? (Enterprise, File Server, etc.)” To your first… Read more

Breaking News: Windows Small Business Server 7 Preview Is Available For Download

Seems like just the other day the preview of the newest member of the family, Windows Small Business Server codename “Aurora” was available for download.  I say “newest member of the family”, because “Aurora” is a server for small businesses of 25-or-fewer PCs.  SBS 2008, the most recent released version of Small Business Server, allows… Read more

NEW Bigger Discount on TechNet Plus Subscriptions!

IMPORTANT UPDATE: This promotion and promotion code have expired.Please CLICK HERE for the most current promotion. Whenever I present a live TechNet Event, I ask my audience to raise their hands if they are a TechNet subscriber.  Usually about 1/3 of the audience raises their hand.  Considering that this is typically a Microsoft-friendly audience, I’m… Read more

Breaking News: Essential Business Server 2008 is RTM!

RTM = Released to Manufacturing It’s a big week!  Not only is Microsoft releasing an update to the Zune software today, but yesterday (September 15, 2008) the newest offering of Server products – this time specifically for mid-sized businesses – is released:  Essential Business Server 2008 “Windows Essential Business Server 2008 is an enterprise-class server… Read more