New Global Essential Business Server (EBS) User Group

We wanted to make you aware of the EBS Global User Group. This is a group dedicated to promoting greater understanding Microsoft Windows Essential Business Server. The Global EBS User Group has the following features: Monthly LiveMeeting Webcasts by industry experts(Recorded for Archive): February: Virtualization of EBS (Mikael Nystrom – Sweden) March: Terminal Services in…

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WESS Partner Training Update – January

Here’s an update from our Partner Readiness team around Windows Essential Server Solutions training (SBS 08 and EBS 08): Partnercast: SBS/EBS/Windows Server: Which is right for your customer? (wma) There have been a number of significant product announcements from Microsoft in the recent part. With options like Small Business Server 2008, Essential Business Server 2008…

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Sharing Feedback – SBSC WESS Launch User Group tour

As promised, we wanted to take the opportunity to share with you some of the feedback we received from the SBSC WESS Launch user group tour. We have now presented at all eleven user groups and have successfully succeeded in our aim of doubling attendance of each group. In total, through the medium of user…

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SMB Nation Event a great success!

For those who were unable to make the SMB Nation event the other Friday, hosted at Microsoft’s offices in London, I wanted to point you towards a couple of posts from SBSC partners who provide their own brief accounts of the event: Vijay Riyait’s (SBSC PAL) blog post can be viewed here. Guy Gregory’s blog…

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Training: WESS & Windows Server 2008 for OEM & System Builders

Here’s an update on what Windows Essential Server Solutions (WESS) and Windows Server 2008 training opportunities and resources there are for OEM & System Builder partners: Windows Server 2008 Product and Sales Overview Introduces the participant to features and benefits of Windows Server 2008 and core Value Proposition for All OEMs. Includes a high-level look…

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Guidance for Small Business Specialists: Virtual Launch Announcement E-mail

With the the launch of Windows Essential Server Solutions, Microsoft delivered a webcast as a virtual launch announcement.  There is now some guidance available to SBSC partners about how best to use the virtual launch announcement e-mail to generate leads, including instructions on syndicating the event on your website. Go here to download the guide.

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SBS & EBS trials now available for download

Following the worldwide launch on 12th November, I’m now pleased to advise that the availability of the official trial versions for both SBS 2008 & EBS 2008. These 60-day trials can be extended three times if your customer requires a longer evaluation period. It can then be upgraded to a fully licensed version. Please note…

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SBS 2008 Sales & Technical Training update – new locations and dates!

Recently I announced some heavily subsidised technical training available for Windows Small Business Server 2008 and Windows Essential Business Server 2008. In response a number of you got in touch and asked if we could run the same courses, at the same subsidised rate, but outside the London area. I’m delighted to say that we…

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The Official SBS Blog : SBS 2008 Launch Success

Taken straight from The Official SBS Blog, I wanted to make sure you all saw this post about some videos available on SBS 08 and EBS 08 from the TechNet Edge team: Thank you to all who attended the live webcast and launch event for the Windows Essential Server Solutions product line! The event was…

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Only a few weeks left for register for Harry Brelsford’s event

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post about an event Harry Brelsford is holding in the UK on 5th December. Although the event is being held at Microsoft’s offices in London, I would like to state that this is an independent event entirely managed by Harry and his team.  Harry tells me that…

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