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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: 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: 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 TechEd Online Tech Talk - New Windows Infrastructure Solution for Midsized Companies

    A new TechEd tech talk interview, a 10 minute product overview on Windows Essential Business Server 2008, is now live -- New Windows Infrastructure Solution for Midsized Companies . Interviewed is Eric Watson, Principal Group Program Manager for EBS. Microsoft has just released a new product suite...
  • 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: 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: 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: Active Directory Replication Problems Solved with Preparation Wizard

    For those of you who are new to these tools, we’ve talked about the Preparation and Planning Wizards before on our blog . We also have a dedicated page for it here . As well, the team over at TechNet Edge did an article on the tools . These tools are not just for customers with Essential...
  • 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: Virtualized Windows Essential Business Server 2008 (EBS) to be featured in a Microsoft System Center Tools presentation at TechEd

    John Joyner, a Microsoft MVP for Operations Manager and Senior Architect at ClearPointe, will be including Windows Essential Business Server 2008 (EBS) in the following presentation at Microsoft Tech · Ed North America 2009 : VIR306 Using Microsoft System Center Tools to Deliver Virtualization...
  • 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