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Windows Server "Centro" is officially unveiled and has a new name!!

Windows Server "Centro" is officially unveiled and has a new name!!

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Hey Everyone,

 

We have a new name! Please pass the word out if you can. I really appreciate all of your support over the last year getting the word out via your blogs. We have had a huge level of interest in the Techbeta and we are currently evaluating expanding the level of participants in the program in the near future. So, if you are interested, see the instructions below for applying to participate in the TechBeta.

 

Windows® Essential Business Server is the new Microsoft server solution for small to medium businesses, with 50 to 250 client computers in their organizations. Windows®Essential Business Server offers a standardized server configuration that is designed to meet the needs of most midsize businesses. The configuration is optimized to meet the currently recommended practices for networking, security, collaboration, and remote access. The tightly integrated Windows Essential Business Server simplifies setup, migration, and licensing for Microsoft infrastructure server products that a midsize business uses most frequently. Most network services and resources are managed through a single Windows®Essential Business Server Administration Console, which is accessible from anywhere on the network or remotely over a virtual private network.

 

Windows®Essential Business Server is installed on three physical servers. These are referred to by their primary roles in the network:

 

·         Windows®Essential Business Server Management Server – Centralizes management of your Windows Server "Centro" network. Enables and manages worker collaboration and network services.

·         Windows®Essential Business Server Security Server – Manages security, Internet access, and remote-worker connectivity.

·         Windows®Essential Business Server Messaging Server – Provides messaging capabilities and manages network services.

 

If you are interested in joining the Windows®Essential Business Server upcoming Beta 2 effort;

  1. Click on Invitations and sign in with your Windows Live ID (Passport ID).
  2. Enter the following invite ID: EBSE-VKDP-276Y
  3. You will be asked to take a short survey.  
  4. Once you complete the survey we will evaluate your application for participation in the Techbeta.
  5. Then look for an email from MsftConn@microsoft.com with further details.

Thanks again,

 

Kevin Beares

Community Lead

Windows Server Solutions Group (WSSG)

Comments
  • [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Mark Stanfill] From http://blogs.technet.com/kevin_beares/archive/2007/11/07/windows-server-centro-is-officially-unveiled-and-has-a-new-name.aspx

  • Kevin Beares announces the new name of Windows Centro onto his blog, yes it will be Windows Essential

  • If you want to know more (or sign up for the beta) on Centro ...I mean Essential Business Server...

  • If you want to know more (or sign up for the beta) on Centro ...I mean Essential Business Server...

  • Centro = Windows Essential Business Server I really like this graphic it shows the High Level view of

  • Centro = Windows Essential Business Server I really like this graphic it shows the High Level view of

  • Nothing like giving a product a name with "essential" in it, eh? One wonders how the SMB market has been able to get by so far, in fact, without the as-yet unreleased "Windows Essential Business Server" in their toolbox. In fact, you may already have

  • Windows Essential Business Server har man nu bestämt sig för att kalla det som har haft arbetsnamnet

  • Windows Essential Business Server har man nu bestämt sig för att kalla det som har haft arbetsnamnet

  • First of all - This news is a week old.   I apologize for not putting it here sooner.  Too

  • Die Neuigkeit des heutigen ITForum-Tages war die erste öffentliche Beta -Demo der neuen Mittelstands-Serverlösung

  • From the http://blogs.technet.com/kevin_beares/archive/2007/11/07/windows-server-centro-is-officially

  • Earlier today we announced the official name of the next version of Small Business Server - SBS 2008,

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