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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: 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: IBM announces EBS residency

    Ever wanted to work for one of Microsoft’s premium partners? Last week IBM announced the Essential Business Server 2008 residency. This IBM residency would be an intensive, multi-week work effort where you would explore and document product implementation, integration and operations, often in the context...
  • 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: EBS Podcast with Steven VanRoekel on Microsoft-Watch.com

    Check out a recent Podcast with Steven VanRoekel the director of Windows Server Solutions.  He talks with Joe Wilcox about the challenges midsize businesses face, and how Essential Business Server builds directly from our customers feedback. A great Podcast and definitely worth the 30 minutes to...
  • 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: 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: EBS Keynote with Tom Kilroy – Intel Solutions Summit

    Yesterday Windows Essential Business Server was included in the Intel Keynote at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas. Tom Kilroy the Vice President, General Manager for Digital Enterprise Group presented on solutions that enable Intel channel partners to better support SMB. Windows Essential Business Server...
  • 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: 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: 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: 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...
  • 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: 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