How SBS 2008 Configures Your SPF Record

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Wayne McIntyre] As many are already aware, Microsoft and other industry leaders introduced sender ID filtering to assist in the combat against e-mail spam. Basically the concept of sender ID filtering is to verify that the host sending the email is authorized to send email for that domain…. Read more

SBS 2008 Launch Success

Thank you to all who attended the live webcast and launch event for the Windows Essential Server Solutions product line! The event was a great success, and we keep hearing how excited everyone is that SBS and EBS are finally out in the market.   Just in case you didn’t get enough of SBS and… Read more

Introducing Server Storage Management in SBS 2008

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Wayne McIntyre] A common support call with SBS 2003 was customers running out of space on their O/S partition and they needed to move data to a separate drive/partition in order to free up space. There were many components of SBS that would take up large amounts of… Read more

WESS Launch: Announcing General Availablity of SBS 2008 and EBS 2008

Today we are proud to invite you to attend the official launch of Essential Business Server (EBS) 2008 and Small Business Server (SBS) 2008, making up the Windows Essential Server Solution (WESS) product line, at www.thedreamserver.com.   Considering how tight the economy is for the approx. 1.2 million mid-sized companies and 32 million small businesses… Read more

Join Us Tomorrow for the Webcast Launch of Small Business Server 2008 and Essential Business Server 2008!

You are invited to join Microsoft for the virtual launch of Windows Small Business Server 2008 and Windows Essential Business Server 2008. As small and midsize business owners are increasingly concerned about how to both survive and thrive in the current economy,  hear how Microsoft is putting enterprise-size dreams within reach. Microsoft executives will discuss… Read more

Introducing SBS 2008 Backup

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Justin Crosby and Damian Leibaschoff] Backup Theory SBS 2008 leverages Windows 2008 backup technology.  SBS also includes a wizard to configure scheduled backups. It also provides a centralized location to monitor the status of past backups and other related configurations. SBS 2008 can backup: Files and folders System… Read more

How to View Emails Quarantined by Forefront Security for Exchange

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Wayne McIntyre] In SBS 2008, Forefront Security for Exchange is offered as a 120 day trial during the installation of SBS. If you choose to install this component it is a good idea to regularly review email messages and attachments that may have been quarantined by forefront. This… Read more

DST Reminder

Daylight Savings Time for 2008 will end this weekend on Sunday, November 2nd.  This is a reminder to those who have not applied their DST patches to the SBS 2003 network to do so as soon as possible.  Common issues that are fixed by these patches include: 1.      Calendar items and appointments in Outlook are… Read more

"Using Hyper-V with Windows Small Business Server 2008" Documentation Released

The SBS UA team is pleased to announce that the following document is now available in the Windows Small Business Server Technical Library. Title: Using Hyper-V with Windows Small Business Server 2008 URL:  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd239207.aspx This document provides an overview of the use of virtualization in a Windows® Small Business Server 2008 (Windows SBS 2008) environment,… Read more