Remote Access: SMBs Will Continue to Get Enterprise-Caliber Capabilities with SBS and EBS

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Dave Berkowitz]   We are nearing the point where Windows Server 2008 R2 is going to be unleashed on the world, providing a host of new capabilities that will help dial down costs and improve productivity.   One of the key features we’ve discussed in this blog is… Read more

You May Lose Network Connectivity on SBS 2008 When Using a Driver Which Utilizes TDI

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Wayne McIntyre, Damian Leibaschoff, Chris Puckett, and Justin Crosby] We have been seeing cases where the users are losing network connectivity with their SBS 2008 server after a few days to a few weeks.  Rebooting SBS 2008 will temporarily resolve the issue.  This issue occurs when you are… 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

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-067 – Critical

Make sure that you install this hotfix to your Small Business Servers and client machines as soon as possible.  This hotfix applies to SBS 2000 through SBS 2008 as well as Windows 2000 through Vista.  For more information please see: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-067.mspx http://blogs.technet.com/swi/archive/2008/10/23/More-detail-about-MS08-067.aspx… 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

Microsoft Announces Public Preview and Pricing for Windows Essential Server Solutions

Today Microsoft announced the following prices for the Windows Essential Server Solutions family: Windows Small Business Server 2008 Standard Edition software, including five CALs, $1,089 (U.S.); additional CALs $77 each (U.S.) Windows Small Business Server 2008 Premium Edition software, including five CALs, $1,899 (U.S.); additional CALs $189 each (U.S.) Windows Essential Business Server 2008 Standard… Read more

Microsoft Windows SBS Server 2008 and Essential Business Server 2008 Readiness Training @ SMB Summit

During the first two days of the SMB Summit this April, some of the contributors to this blog will be speaking about Windows Small Business Server 2008 and Windows Essential Business Server 2008. We will provide a first taste of the upcoming products from our unique point of view. We’ll discuss the product from a… Read more