Wayne Small's article in CRN

Great read from The Wayne in this week’s Australian Computer Reseller News magazine. Check it out here. I particularly like this article – not only because Wayne’s now doing some work with us to spread the SBS/EBS gospel, but because it gives a solid, honest reseller’s take on what the new solutions will mean to…

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Another solid review of SBS 2008

Great to see more positive reviews coming through for Small Business Server 2008 in the lead-up to the November 12th launch. This latest one comes from the PC World Australia & their closing thoughts? With the release of Small Business Server 2008, Microsoft shows signs of understanding that small businesses have a wider range of…

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What's your take on the economy?

Hard times. Nervous times. Companies losing confidence & the economy in turmoil. What to do? There’s a very strong argument that says organisations should pull back, consolidate, stop spending and just ride out the storm. And that absolutely makes sense in many situations. But not all of them. Although we also need to think carefully…

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Good local review on EBS 2008

I must have overlooked this somehow when it first came out & so here you go, apcmagpro.com’s: First look at Essential Business Server 2008. It’s a solid companion piece to the author’s, Paul Schnackenburg, review of SBS 2008. Quick snippet: "Microsoft wins the hearts of IT people with easy-to-use interfaces. EBS is no exception, offering…

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SBS/EBS coverage coming out of TechEd Australia

Lots of good conversations with a variety of media outlets at TechEd (CRN, MyBusiness mag, APC.com, Dynamic Small Business mag, itwire.com.au & others) & we’re starting to see some coverage. Good article from Ian Yates at CRN here, finishing with: "There’s a lot to like with the new version of SBS and the brand-new EBS…

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Wrap-up from the Australian Partner Conference

Given the Australian Partner Conference was a whopping 3 weeks ago I thought it was about time that I provided a quick wrap-up. Some useful links before I go on: The Windows Essential Business Server preso that The Wayne & I did Links to all the other sessions in PDF, XPS & PPT formats List…

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First in depth Australian review of SBS 2008

New article just published on apcmagpro.com by Paul Schnackenburg – long-time IT writer, MCSE & Small Business Server user since v4.0. I really enjoyed reading through this article & whilst there will always be some differences of opinion in such a comprehensive product, I really think he got to the nut of the offering. Here…

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In-depth review of SBS 2008

Just saw this on the Australian Reseller News site & in the interests of balanced coverage, thought I’d share. Although inaccurate in some regards, it’s still a worthwhile read to see how the channel press is perceiving the new release. Note, the original article was written for Network World in the US. Interestingly, the initial…

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Tell me why SBS 2008 & WEBS are getting media coverage

It’s been 10 days since the announcement went out around SBS 2008 & WEBS & so it’s probably a good time to take stock of what the major media outlets are saying. My summary (hopefully not too biased, though I acknowledge that true objectivity is impossible given that I work for Microsoft), is that: Most…

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