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…


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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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…


Migrating from SBS 2000 to SBS 2008

Last week we released a Community supported document on how to migrate from SBS 2000 to SBS 2008.  When I say ‘community’ I really mean one of our talented support engineers Edwin Joseph, who is a tech writer in his spare time.  This is a great walk through and solves the migration question for many…

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SBS Exchange Repair Documentation Live Today

More announcements from the SBS documentation team today. How to repair Exchange http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd728006.aspx Reinstall the Client Access Role in Windows Small Business Server 2008 Reinstall the Hub Transport Role in Windows Small Business Server 2008 Reinstall the Mailbox Server Role in Windows Small Business Server 2008

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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…


Office SharePoint Designer Free download

Wanting to customize your SharePoint sites?  Office SharePoint Designer is now free to download.  So what can you use this for?  Customizing SharePoint of course – logos, workflows, and a ton more. You can read the Q&A here Download directly from here


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…