CRM Addin for EBS by Akvelon

Own Microsoft CRM and EBS?  Looking for a way to manage multiple CRM orgs, or handle day to day tasks from the EBS administration console? Last week I came across this EBS addin developed by a local (Seattle) ISV and had a chance to put it’s trial version into our lab.  Very cool stuff, and…

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EBS Technet Demo Videos

Here’s some demos on Demo Showcase that you should check out.  There setup, post setup config and configuring management.  Links below. TechNet Video: Setting Up Windows Essential Business Server TechNet Video: Setting Up Windows Essential Business Server In this demonstration, we will start to install and configure Windows Essential Server 2008. We’ll begin with the…


Microsoft Learning Announces courseware

Microsoft Learning today announced on their born to learn blog the SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 official courseware.  This is long awaited news with these directly enabling trainees to get certified following these courses! http://borntolearn.mslearn.net/2009/05/msl-news-sbs-and-ebs-2008-courses-now-available <snip> This is our first official MSL News post and it’s for those of you seeking training for Microsoft’s Small…

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Core IO university EBS Readiness and Interview

You might recall a few weeks ago I talked about how EBS leverages the Core Infrastructure Optimization model.  This week I want to highlight where you can go to get all of the details and training and meet Core IO University, your one stop shop for learning how to use Core Infrastructure Optimization and getting…


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 http://www.msteched.com/online/view.aspx?tid=5e6fb399-fdaa-4ef1-ba30-77df2e1b2ded 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….


Reviewers Guides Refreshed

Many of you received these through the partner program or MVP program, but as we clean house for this financial year we noticed that we hadn’t posted the updated reviewers guides for SBS and EBS. So here you go! SBS RTM Reviewers Guide EBS RTM Reviewers Guide These are awesome docs, not only if you’re…


Core Infrastructure Optimization and EBS

Many of you may be familiar with the concept of a capability and maturity model.  EBS is designed to deliver a platform for Core Infrastructure with a level of capability and maturity that many midsized would need to pay significantly more should they have deployed that in a traditional sense.  EBS  has many ways which…

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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. 🙂 http://blogs.technet.com/essentialbusinessserver/archive/2009/04/28/teched-cutting-costs-with-essential-business-server-featured-at-teched-may-11-15.aspx


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…


Snack of SBS and EBS

Check out our SBS and EBS snack.  A short introduction to SBS and EBS. http://www.microsoft.com/learning/_silverlight/learningsnacks/EBS/snack01/Default.html This Learning Snack describes how the Windows Essential Server Solutions products—Windows Small Business Server (SBS) 2008 and Windows Essential Business Server (EBS) 2008—give small and medium-sized businesses the flexibility to grow their business capacity. It also describes the administrative consoles…