Known Issues When Connecting Windows 8 Consumer Preview to SBS 2011 Essentials, SBS 2011 Standard, SBS 2008 and Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Guang Wu from Small Business Server Sustained Engineering] Windows 8 Consumer Preview has been released, we encourage customer testing the new client with SBS 2011 Essentials, SBS 2011 Standard, SBS 2008 and Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials.  If you experience any issues, please discuss with the community,… 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

Known Issues After Installing IE 8 on Small Business Server 2008 and the Vista Clients That Are Joined to the SBS Domain

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of the SBS SE Team] This article lists the known issues and their workarounds after installing IE 8 on your Small Business Server and the on your Vista clients.  This article is for test purposes only.  Installing beta products in a production environment is not recommended or supported by… Read more

IE 8 Beta 2 and SBS

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of John Bay] Beta 2 for IE version 8 will be released soon. You can read about the IE8 Beta release at http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2008/06/03/ie8-beta-2-coming-in-august.aspx If you decide to test IE8, please keep in mind that IE8 is still a Beta product and it may have compatibility issues with SBS 2003… Read more

SBS 2008: Released to Manufacturing!

On behalf of the SBS team, I am extremely pleased to announce that Windows Small Business Server 2008 software has been finalized!  Today both SBS Standard and Premium are being released to manufacturing, which means we begin the process of finalizing international versions, creating media, building packaging, delivering the product to distribution channels and handing… Read more

SBS 2008 How-To Information on David Overton’s blog

For some great SBS 2008 “how to” guidance, be sure to check out David Overton’s blog.  SBS 2008 Install process (in pictures) How to change spam settings on Exchange 2007 / SBS 2008 to enable some / all / more spam to be delivered to an account for analysis Once SBS is set up, how to… Read more

Introducing the Windows Essential Server Solutions Family of Products

Today Microsoft is announcing the Windows Essential Server Solutions family of products.  The family includes Windows Small Business Server 2008, formerly known as code name "Cougar" and Windows Essential Business Server 2008, formerly known as code name "Centro". Windows Small Business Server 2008 is built upon Windows Server 2008 and includes: Windows Exchange Server 2007… Read more