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  • Blog Post: Videos from WPC

    EBS activities continue at the Worldwide Partner Conference in Houston this week. Visit www.VARvid.com to see and hear partners in Houston discuss their thoughts and plans around EBS. For example, a video interview with Ed Correia of Sagacent Technologies is here , and an interview with Oliver Sommer...
  • Blog Post: Where can I find out more?

    Windows Essential Business Server is a new product and information is just becoming available. Many people have heard about it from a friend, a recent conference, or an article in the press, and ask me where to go to read up more about it. Over the last couple months as we have gone public with the product...
  • Blog Post: Best Group Policy Manager in the 2009 Redmond Reader’s Choice Awards for Windows Essential Business Server!

    In the Redmond Reader’s Choice Awards newly expanded 2009 survey, Windows Essential Business Server 2008 won Best Group Policy Manager honors in a field of 22 products. Although new to the category, Windows Essential Business Server 2008 came out on top with 15.7 percent of the votes. If that’s not enough...
  • Blog Post: Using System Center Essentials (SCE) with Essential Business Server webcast today, 5p Eastern/4p Central/2p Pacific

    One of our EBS MVPs, Chris Rue is putting on a Live Meeting today. Really try to attend this meeting if you can. Even if you are not an EBS user today, this is a great opportunity to understand how SCE is integrated into the EBS platform. You can read a really great review on System Center Essentials...
  • Blog Post: EBS...a smooth ride.

    Hi all, Joel Sider here, PR manager for Home Server, SBS and EBS. I saw this today in SMB Nation and thought I'd share: The world's first EBS-branded car, courtesy of Trinity Computer in Germany.
  • Blog Post: EBS for Partners - meet the team in Dallas at SMB Summit

    EBS is a great product for IT admins in mid sized companies, but it also will have a huge impact on the way partners help mid sized companies. Both infrastructure partners and Line of Business partners (who need to get the right infrastructure underneath their apps) will want to think about their business...
  • Blog Post: EBS is a solid foundation for your line of business applications

    Essential Business Server will enhance the running and management of your line of business applications. We designed it that way. Sounds good, but how can that be true of a suite of infrastructure products? Let’s dive in and I’ll explain. A significant part of the purchase of a significant line of...
  • Blog Post: Our Technical Findings While Developing EBS v2

    [Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Alireza Farhangi] During the development of EBS v2, we tackled quite a few challenges in integrating Microsoft server technologies. We developed solutions and workarounds, proved them through exhaustive testing, and implemented them in EBSv2. Due to external factors...
  • Blog Post: We’re heading to Worldwide Partner Conference in New Orleans

    It’s summer, so it’s time for the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC).   During this annual event, Microsoft and the Windows Server Solutions Group share strategies and visions for addressing the challenging economy, saving customers money, and helping partners and customers compete confidently...
  • Blog Post: Teched Los Angeles May 11-15 in LA will feature Essential Business Server

    Are you coming to Teched LA in May to learn about Windows Server, Exchange, System Center Essentials, Threat Management Gateway, Forefront for Exchange? I will be giving talks on Essential Business Server there and hanging out in the expo area with other EBS product team members, answering questions...
  • Blog Post: Readers and watchers - which are you when it comes to Technology?

    I like to read, especially about new products and technology. But there's nothing like hearing straight from the person who designed it. This blog is one way to do that for the readers among us. If you prefer hearing people talk live, there will also be more opportunities to do that as well via web...
  • Blog Post: Can't get enough of EBS - hear what other bloggers have to say

    Things continue to ramp up as the team is getting the product ready for launch: More people testing the product in production (Technical Adoption Program (TAP)) More people testing the product in their labs/non production (Techbeta - see my other blog on how to get on that) More conferences...
  • Blog Post: Top 3 Ways to Get More Out of Exchange with Windows Essential Business Server 2008

    [Today’s post comes to us courtesy of David Fabritius] Midsize businesses interested in upgrading to Exchange Server 2007 should consider Windows Essential Business Server (EBS) 2008. EBS 2008 is an integrated software suite that is designed and priced for midsize businesses and includes Exchange...
  • Blog Post: Upgrading Your Servers? Consider Essential Business Server 2008.

    [Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Becky Lymberis] For many midsize businesses, a day in the IT department is often about putting out fires and running to users’ desktops to troubleshoot issues. Problems like this are not uncommon; with fewer resources than their enterprise counterparts, managing...
  • Blog Post: EBS release coming soon

    With our announcement of Release Candidate 1 yesterday, the EBS team is getting close to shipping and getting the product out to market.  There are a number of things that happen in these final stages, so let me give you an inside look at some of those stages and dates. RTM (Release to Manufacturing...
  • Blog Post: Tom Shinder speaks on Threat Management Gateway and EBS

    I’m sure many of you have at some point spent time on Dr Tom Shinder’s web site www.isaserver.org . Recently I caught a blog post from Dr Tom which really captured why we did in fact include Forefront Threat Management Gateway. He really hits the nail on the head here and talks about many of the things...
  • Blog Post: Where can I get the bits?

    I mentioned people running Essential Business Server live in my last post and want to answer a question I get often: How can I get the bits and play around with it? EBS is in a testing phase of the product right now. Our near feature complete Beta 2 has been available to an invite only Techbeta group...
  • Blog Post: Thank you, MVPs for a great week for EBS at TechEd 2009

    The EBS team wants to extend a HUGE thank you to our MVPs that provided their presence, support and insight at the EBS booth at TechEd 2009 in Los Angeles, CA. From custom buttons, informational card handouts, discussions with hundreds of attendees about EBS, "Ask Me About EBS" t-shirts and overall great...
  • Blog Post: Have your impact on the EBS Blog

    Essential Business Server will change the way people think about and manage technology at mid size companies. So it's not suprising that we've grown to several thousand readers over the last few weeks. I'd like to give you a quick view of what I'll be blogging about coming up and give you a chance...
  • Blog Post: Follow the Essential Business Server blog on Twitter

    Special thanks to Susan Bradley for creating a new feed on Twitter for the blog.  You can now follow http://twitter.com/EBSblog and receive tweets any time the blog is updated.  
  • Blog Post: TechNet Edge video: Bjorn on EBS managmement

    If you haven't seen it yet, be sure to catch the video of program manager Bjorn Levidow discussing and demonstrating EBS management on TechNet Edge . Joel