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  • Blog Post: Windows Essential Business Server 2008 RTM

    I’d like to do two things right off the bat in this, my first, blog post here… 1) Announce that Windows Essential Business Server 2008 has reached RTM! (English now, more languages to come soon) 2) Extend my sincere gratitude to the many customers, MVPs, users, partners and enthusiasts that...
  • Blog Post: The Messaging Server

    The Messaging Server is the third server installed as part of a core Windows Essential Business Server 2008 deployment. Its duties include messaging and collaboration for the Windows Essential Business Server 2008 solution. For network infrastructure redundancy, the Messaging Server also acts as an additional...
  • 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: How To Change the Public Certificate used by Windows Essential Business Server for Incoming Web Requests

      [Today's post comes to us courtesy of John Bay] Summary When Windows Essential Business Server installs, setup will generate a self-signed certificate name based on the name of you specify during installation.  The certificate name will always be the name you selected for your remote access...
  • Blog Post: Tech·Ed - Cutting Costs with Essential Business Server featured at Tech·Ed 2009, May 11-15

    A Cutting Costs with Windows Essential Business Server 2008 session will be featured at Microsoft Tech · Ed North America 2009 , May 11-15 in Los Angeles. Eric Watson , Group Program Manager on the EBS team, will be presenting. You’ll hear updated details on how EBS 2008 can assist you in cutting...
  • 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: 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: 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: Outlook Presents Multiple Prompts for Authentication in EBS

    [Today's post come to us courtesy of Mark Stanfill] You may receive multiple prompts for authentication from Outlook clients connected to an EBS Messaging Server at roughly 5 minute intervals.  Both local and Outlook Anywhere clients can encounter this issue, but it is usually more pronounced on...
  • Blog Post: Is Essential Business Server easier to use or does it have the full server products?

    The short answer is - both! But if you’ve bought software suites at a discount before, you may be skeptical. Often suites come with lesser products in them and restrictive wizards to accomplish a lower price or ease of use of one task. The EBS design team knew that midsized businesses and their IT...