November 23, 2010 News Tuesday: Thanksgiving Week Special Edition

Drive Extender Feature in SBS Products When we first started designing SBS 2011 Essentials (formally SBS Code Name “Aurora”), one of our initial focuses was to provide support for multiple internal and external hard drives.  Drive Extender provided the ability to take the small hard drives many small businesses may have acquired, and pool them… Read more

Windows SBS 7 Preview Available Today

Today Microsoft announced that the Windows Small Business Server (SBS) “7” public preview is now available for download.  Built on Windows Server 2008 R2, this edition of the solution suite will include Microsoft® Exchange Server 2010 SP1, Microsoft SharePoint® Foundation 2010, and Windows Software Update Services. The preview release is available on the connect site and… Read more

Microsoft Releases SMB and Hosted IT Index 2010 Research

Microsoft today released its global Small and Midsize Business (SMB) IT and Hosted IT Index 2010, which surveyed 3,193 small and midsize businesses in 15 countries to investigate how they use technology especially during the recession.   Overall, the survey results showed greater awareness of the benefits of IT among SMBs and a high reliance… Read more

Microsoft and Partners Optimize Midsize Business IT With Virtualization and Systems Management

 Today at VMworld Microsoft announced a new solution for mid-market organizations that are looking to efficiently deploy and manage technology with limited IT resources.   Microsoft and its OEM partners Fujitsu and Lenovo will offer customers a new software license, Microsoft System Center Essentials Management Suite, that includes Microsoft System Center Essentials 2007 and Microsoft… Read more