Office 365 Integration Module for Windows SBS 2011 Essentials Released Today!

[Todays post comes to us courtesy of Enrico Toro, Product Manager of Server and Cloud Platform Marketing] It is our pleasure to announce that starting today the Office 365 Integration Module for Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials (OIM) is freely available for download in the Microsoft Download Center. We would like to thank all… Read more

Microsoft & HP’s Extreme IT Makeover Uses Small Business Server Solution to Help FEAT Provide Additional Services to Families Struggling with Autism

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Hiroshi Ando, Sr. Marketing Manager from the Windows Server and Management Team] I am very happy to announce the launch of the Extreme IT Makeover, a joint program between Microsoft and HP where both companies work with their large community of Partners to help not-for-profit small organizations take… Read more

SBS 2011 Essentials Now Available on Dell Servers

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Hiroshi Ando, Sr. Marketing Manager from the Windows Server and Management Team] I am very happy to announce that, starting today, Small Business customers will be able to buy Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials factory installed from Dell. SBS 2011 Essentials is now available on all the… Read more

Download the Microsoft® Office 365 Integration Module Beta for Windows® Small Business Server 2011 Essentials Today!

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of David Fabritius, Senior Product Manager from Windows Server and Cloud Marketing] This week marks the beta release of the highly anticipated Microsoft Office 365 Integration Module (OIM) for Small Business Server 2011 Essentials. The OIM allows small businesses to seamlessly combine the cloud-based productivity tools of Office 365… Read more

Your Remote Desktop Connection to a Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 or a Windows Server 2008 R2 Server May Disconnect on a Regular Basis

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Steven Goddard from Product Development and Damian Leibaschoff from Commercial Technical Support] This post does not specifically apply to the SBS server per-se but rather to a common configuration that is used in SBS networks where a second server is added either by purchasing the SBS 2011 Premium… Read more

An Update for the Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard Migration Preparation Tool is Available

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Roderick White, David Copeland and Damian Leibaschoff from Commercial Technical Support] The Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard Migration Preparation Tool is included in the Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard installation media. This tool is run on the migration source server (for example, a computer that is… Read more

Windows Server Solutions BPA Updated September 2011

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of David Copeland from Commercial Technical Support] The September update for the WSSG BPA has now been released, adding 59 new rules.  Currently the total number of checks per SKU breaks down as (total of 107 total rules) Small Business Server 2011 Standard Edition         102 Small Business Server 2011… Read more

Running DHCP Server on SBS 2011 Essentials With a Static IP

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Moloy Tandon and Wayne Gordon McIntyre from Commercial Technical Support] Please click HERE for the steps to configure DHCP Server on Windows Server 2012 Essentials. By default Small Business Server 2011 Essentials does not install the DHCP Server role and DHCP duties are handled by your router. In… Read more

New Scenario for the SBS 2011 Premium Add-On

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy David Fabritius from Windows Server Marketing] Last year we introduced the Windows Small Business Server 2011 Premium Add-On, which offers a more flexible solution to our customers’ needs for running line-of-business (LOB) applications and other workloads. Today we are happy to announce that starting September 15, 2011, we have… Read more

Potential Issues After Installing SharePoint Foundation 2010 Security Update

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Damian Leibaschoff and Justin Crosby from Commercial Technical Support] Issue Description and Symptoms: Last Tuesday (9/13/2011), KB2494001 “MS11-074: Description of the security update for Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010: September 13, 2011” was released to Microsoft Update. By default, the update will be automatically approved for installation on SBS… Read more