Companyweb and SharePoint Central Admin not accessible after installing KB983444 or KB2345304

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Shawn Sullivan and Damian Leibaschoff from Commercial Technical Support and Chris Puckett from Product Quality] We wanted to give everyone an update on the current situation with update 983444 and Small Business Server 2008 and to try to help anyone that is having problems. The majority of our… Read more

How to Perform a Bare Metal Restore on Small Business Server 2008

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Shobhit Garg and Justin Crosby from Commercial Technical Support] Today’s post will cover the basics of performing a bare metal restore on Small Business Server 2008. As you will see, a bare metal restore allows you to recover your Operating System, installed applications and data without first having… Read more

Help Protect Your Data by Using BitLocker in Windows Small Business Server 2008 and in Windows 7 Ultimate

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of JoAnn McKimpson from the SBS Marketing Team] Are you concerned about the security of your company’s data? If your employees use laptops, they can easily be lost or stolen. USB sticks are easy to lose or to leave in a customer’s office. What if your office building was… Read more

Case in the Corner Series: Spiking CPU

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Damian Leibaschoff from Commercial Technical Support] This was an interesting situation that developed during April of 2009; this is what happened behind the scenes. Around April 20 (as early as April 17) we started getting reports of 2008 servers with Exchange 2007 where an SVCHOST was spiking one… Read more

Increase Process Efficiency and Team Productivity: Windows SBS 2008 with Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of JoAnn McKimpson from the SBS Marketing Team] Do you and your employees have trouble keeping track of files? How great would it be if you could have a company calendar so that everyone would know when the next company meeting is? How much time could you save if… Read more

The Case in the Corner Series: Introduction

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Wayne Gordon McIntyre and Damian Leibaschoff from Commercial Technical Support] Hi, welcome to this new series of posts where we are going to share some behind the scenes insight on some support cases we have dealt with. The name of the series is a play on a concept… Read more

How to Backup and Restore Companyweb in Small Business Server 2008

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Kunal Ghotge, Gagan Mehra, David Copeland, Justin Crosby, and Shawn Sullivan from Commercial Technical Support] In this post, we will discuss options to backup and restore your SharePoint (Companyweb) site. A good backup and restore strategy is essential for maintaining business continuity when disaster happens. Available Tools for… Read more

Multiply Your Power with Windows Small Business Server 2008 and Windows Mobile

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of JoAnn McKimpson from the SBS Marketing Team] As a business owner, you are no doubt always looking for ways to give yourself a competitive advantage and make your business more efficient and customer responsive. As organizations of all sizes spend increasing amounts of time out of the office… Read more

Attract More Customers: Build a Professional Web site with Microsoft Office Live Small Business, Included in Windows SBS 2008

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of JoAnn McKimpson from the SBS Marketing Team] Is your business online? In today’s business environment, a business without a Web site may be virtually invisible to potential customers. Businesses with Web sites must also pay close attention to keep up with the latest trends in Web design. With… Read more

Blog platform migration coming up!

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Damian Leibaschoff from Commercial Technical Support] During the next few weeks our blog will be migrated to a new platform, during that time comments will be turned off. Furthermore, new posts will be limited. The upgrade to the blogging platform will begin on Sunday May 16th at about… Read more