SBS migration guidelines, training tools and checklist

Recently I received the feedback that we needed a better way of representing all of the tasks during the SBS 2008 migration process.  We spent some time looking at what could be done to support a smoother migration, and came up with this document for partners and IT Pro’s. Migrating from Windows SBS 2003 to…

EBS interview at TECHED USA 09

Eric, and Chuck were in LA this week talking about Windows Essential Business Server 2008. Check out their video interview here Microsoft has just released a new product suite for midsized companies (under 300 PCs). Essential Business Server is a suite of server products and new integrated admin software designed exclusively for midsized businesses….

Server Quest v2.0

Ok this is definitely a little dorky but it kept me occupied for a good 20 minutes. Server Quest reminds me of Leisure Suit Larry without the need to hit ctrl+shift+s to skip the questions only my parents knew.. You should check this out. it does a good job of testing your knowledge on Server…


EBS team Presence at TechED USA

The EBS engineering team are going to be at TechED USA this year.  They just blogged about their involvement.  Unfortunately I won’t be there this year, so have a beer for me. 🙂

Chris RUE is touring America talking EBS

Chris Rue, Essential Business Server MVP, says he’ll be joining the MS Learning crew as they travel on a coast-to-coast tour across the United States starting May 1st. The Career Express Tour, as it’s called, will be making a ton of stops here and there at different training centers and related events as they make…

New content for SBS on TECHNET

Two more documents live last week!  First up how to deploy ISA 2006 with SBS 2008.  For those of you that miss having ISA as part of the SBS solution, Eriq Neale one of our MVPs has contributed this whitepaper Deploying Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2006 with Windows Small Business Server 2008….

Free e-Learning online now

This week we announced the release of the course Collection 6955AE: What’s New in Microsoft ® Windows ® Small Business Server 2008 and Microsoft ® Windows ® Essential Business Server 2008 This two-hour collection provides you with an overview of the key features of Windows SBS 2008 and Windows EBS 2008. Collection 6955AE : What’s…

EBS webcast tonight with Chris Rue

Tonight Chris Rue will be delivering a webcast to the EBSUserGroup titled “Using System Center Essentials With Windows Essential Business Server.” Chris has made the bold statement that, in his opinion, SCE is THE make-or-break feature of EBS for anyone who wants to use, support, or otherwise make EBS a part of their business. He’ll…

UK trip – Research and Meeting with the SBSC

This week I’ve been over in the UK, meeting with SMB customers and partners for researching future versions of our products and spending two days with the UK subsidiary. Research You might be wondering what goes on when we research products?  Well, we start by identifying our customers and partners we want to enable and…