New IT Trends Bring Change to Mid-Market Product Line

  Today Microsoft announced that effective June 30, 2010, Microsoft will discontinue future development of Windows Essential Business Server (EBS), the infrastructure solution we designed specifically for midsize businesses. This blog post is to specifically answer the question around whether the change affects other Microsoft solution products. The short answer is, no. In no way… Read more

Survey says: IT pros weigh in on the role of solution providers

Microsoft recently worked with MarketTools's Zoom Panel Tech to conduct an online survey of 2000 IT professionals about if, how and why they use solution providers (IT consultants, resellers, system integrators and hosted service providers.)  The results verify what we've heard repeatedly from customers and partners:  IT departments want strategic solution providers that truly help drive business… Read more

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

Windows Server 2008 R2 will soon be fully launched, providing a host of new capabilities that will help dial down costs and improve productivity. A key design tenent, which we've discussed in this blog, is how Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 together offer several net-new features, including DirectAccess and BranchCache, for more effective and cost… Read more

Guest Blog: Microsoft’s Core Infra’s Bob Kelly – Closing Thoughts on WPC

Last week, I attended the Worldwide Partner Conference and I came away with a few overall impressions.  First, I enjoyed spending significant face-to-face time with our friends in the industry who have continued to drive success during difficult economic times.  Second, it’s incredible to see how the market for Infrastructure solutions continues to rapidly evolve…. Read more

WESS Launch: Announcing the availability of SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 today to customers worldwide

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