Kent Compton

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EBS has Released to Manufacturing BABY!

EBS has Released to Manufacturing BABY!

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After 3.5 years of development, I am happy to announce that we have released Essential Business Server 2008 to manufacturing (aka RTMed)!  I have seen the product come along way in that time and am very proud of the work the team has put into EBS. 

I have been meeting with customers these past two weeks (and will be again in the next couple of weeks) and I can say with great certainty that all of our research, planning and customer connections has paid off very well.  Although I don’t like hearing about the struggles that IT Administrators have with their IT today, its nice to know that EBS 2008 will help with many of those issues. 


EBS 2008 reduces the pain of installation and migration, turns unmonitored environments in managed ones, deploys patches and software, gives the business world-class remote access out of the box, enables the IT Administrator to easily setup Windows SharePoint Services as an intranet, and finally integrates with numerous 3rd party (not in our box) programs.

Essential Business Server Standard box shot (3)

November 12 is the REAL big day—that’s when the product is officially launched and will be generally available to purchase. 

Finally, when your friends ask about Essential Business Server just point them to

  • News just in from Corp with Essential Business Server 2008 (EBS) being released to manufacturing (RTM)

  • Given that Small Business Server 2008 & Essential Business Server 2008 have now been released to

  • Windows Essential Business Server 2008 Released to Manufacturing!

  • Congrats on the RTM! When can we expect to see this hit the MSDN and Technet download sites? We are anxious to upgrade our RC1 version in the lab.

  • SBS is on TechNet, when will we see EBS?  Looking forward to getting my hand on it!  

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