An exclusive opportunity to meet Nicholas King, Technical Product Manager from Microsoft Corp before the launch of the Windows Essential Server Solutions offerings, Small Business Server 2008 and Essential Business Server 2008 on November 12th. Hear Nicholas and Jamie Burgess advise on why these solutions have been created, and why it is still important to invest in solution infrastructure in an economic uncertainty. With the assistance of Jamie they will go into some technical detail around the two products that make up Windows Essential Server Solutions.

1. Windows Small Business Server (SBS) 2008 is an all-in-one server solution designed to help you keep your data more secure and your company more productive. It provides many of the features used by larger companies, such as e-mail, Internet connectivity, internal Web sites, remote access, support for mobile devices, file and printer sharing, backup, and restore - all at one affordable price.  The Premium version also provides advanced support for line-of-business applications.

2. Windows Essential Business Server (EBS) 2008 is an all-in-one integrated multi-server solution designed and priced specifically for midsize businesses. EBS provides the essential technology needed for a highly secure and reliable infrastructure. Powered by Windows Server 2008 technology, it combines software for management, messaging, and security features into one integrated server solution that is designed to dramatically reduce IT complexity and improve efficiency across the business, putting IT in control with a centrally-managed network platform.  Join us to get a technical overview of Windows EBS 2008, learn about the server requirements, and find out more about the integrated technologies and architecture. 

Finally after covering the key ways to deploy and manage the server infrastructure, Nicholas and Jamie will take you through how to keep ahead of the game and customise your solutions to make the most out of your server.


  • 08.45 - 9.30 - Registration
  • 09.30 - 9.45 - Windows Essential Server Systems – why should we invest in infrastructure in an economic uncertainty.
  • 09.45 - 10.45 - Deploying and managing Small business Server 2008
  • 10.45 - 11.00 - Break
  • 11.00 - 12.00 - Essential Business Server – Planning, Design, Installation and Migration of this multi server solution .
  • 12. 00 - 12.30 - Virtualising and customising your server solution.
  • 12.30 - 12.45 - Q&A

07 November 2008 - Welcome Time: 08:45

Thames Valley Park, Chicago 1, Microsoft Campus, Building 3, Thames Valley Park, Reading, Berkshire, RG6 1WG

You can register for the event here.