Nick King - Senior Product Manager - Core Infrastructure SMB

  • Changes a foot – Moving to the Official EBS blog

    It’s been a crazy few weeks but as of yesterday I’ll now be blogging on the official EBS blog for EBS.  This blog will still have my other techie thoughts, and the occasional EBS post that isn't so suitable for the official blog.  :) Why you...
  • SBS migration guidelines, training tools and checklist

    Recently I received the feedback that we needed a better way of representing all of the tasks during the SBS 2008 migration process.  We spent some time looking at what could be done to support a smoother migration, and came up with this document...
  • CRM Addin for EBS by Akvelon

    Own Microsoft CRM and EBS?  Looking for a way to manage multiple CRM orgs, or handle day to day tasks from the EBS administration console? Last week I came across this EBS addin developed by a local (Seattle) ISV and had a chance to put it’s trial...
  • EBS Technet Demo Videos

    Here’s some demos on Demo Showcase that you should check out.  There setup, post setup config and configuring management.  Links below. TechNet Video: Setting Up Windows Essential Business Server TechNet Video: Setting Up Windows Essential Business...
  • Microsoft Learning Announces courseware

    Microsoft Learning today announced on their born to learn blog the SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 official courseware.  This is long awaited news with these directly enabling trainees to get certified following these courses! http://borntolearn.mslearn.net...
  • Core IO university EBS Readiness and Interview

    You might recall a few weeks ago I talked about how EBS leverages the Core Infrastructure Optimization model.   This week I want to highlight where you can go to get all of the details and training and meet Core IO University , your one stop shop...
  • Using Internet Sharing on Windows Mobile 6.1

    As you’ve probably guessed I spend a lot of time traveling meeting partners, customers, and potential future customers (more on that in a later post).  One of the tricks that I’ve used for some time (Windows 5.0 had this feature first I believe?...
  • SBS and BPOS – New whitepaper and some cool scenarios

    Updated - 2/21/11 A number have people have reached out asking "where's the link?". You can find the documentation for the two likely scenarios (0 and 100 day migrations) here http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd727979(WS.10).aspx A...
  • EBS interview at TECHED USA 09

    Eric, and Chuck were in LA this week talking about Windows Essential Business Server 2008. Check out their video interview here http://www.msteched.com/online/view.aspx?tid=5e6fb399-fdaa-4ef1-ba30-77df2e1b2ded Microsoft has just released a new product...
  • Window 7 Beta and Windows Live Messenger

    Something that had been annoying my while I’ve been on Win7 was that messenger had an abnormal docking behavior.  You can see that it shows both my profile pic and the WLM window. Anyway I did some digging and found out the way to solve this is run...
  • Reviewers Guides Refreshed

    Many of you received these through the partner program or MVP program, but as we clean house for this financial year we noticed that we hadn’t posted the updated reviewers guides for SBS and EBS . So here you go! SBS RTM Reviewers Guide EBS RTM Reviewers...
  • Migrating from SBS 2000 to SBS 2008

    Last week we released a Community supported document on how to migrate from SBS 2000 to SBS 2008.  When I say ‘community’ I really mean one of our talented support engineers Edwin Joseph , who is a tech writer in his spare time.  This is a great...
  • Core Infrastructure Optimization and EBS

    Many of you may be familiar with the concept of a capability and maturity model.  EBS is designed to deliver a platform for Core Infrastructure with a level of capability and maturity that many midsized would need to pay significantly more should...
  • Server Quest v2.0

    Ok this is definitely a little dorky but it kept me occupied for a good 20 minutes. Server Quest reminds me of Leisure Suit Larry without the need to hit ctrl+shift+s to skip the questions only my parents knew.. You should check this out. it does a good...
  • EBS team Presence at TechED USA

    The EBS engineering team are going to be at TechED USA this year.  They just blogged about their involvement.  Unfortunately I won’t be there this year, so have a beer for me. :) http://blogs.technet.com/essentialbusinessserver/archive/2009...
  • SBS Exchange Repair Documentation Live Today

    More announcements from the SBS documentation team today. How to repair Exchange http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd728006.aspx Reinstall the Client Access Role in Windows Small Business Server 2008 Reinstall the Hub Transport Role in Windows...
  • Chris RUE is touring America talking EBS

    Chris Rue, Essential Business Server MVP, says he’ll be joining the MS Learning crew as they travel on a coast-to-coast tour across the United States starting May 1 st . The Career Express Tour, as it’s called, will be making a ton of stops here and there...
  • Snack of SBS and EBS

    Check out our SBS and EBS snack. A short introduction to SBS and EBS. http://www.microsoft.com/learning/_silverlight/learningsnacks/EBS/snack01/Default.html This Learning Snack describes how the Windows Essential Server Solutions products—Windows...
  • David F talks about training, P&P tool and more

  • Office SharePoint Designer Free download

    Wanting to customize your SharePoint sites?  Office SharePoint Designer is now free to download.  So what can you use this for?  Customizing SharePoint of course – logos, workflows, and a ton more. You can read the Q&A here Download...
  • New content for SBS on TECHNET

    Two more documents live last week!  First up how to deploy ISA 2006 with SBS 2008.  For those of you that miss having ISA as part of the SBS solution, Eriq Neale one of our MVPs has contributed this whitepaper Deploying Microsoft Internet Security...
  • Free e-Learning online now

    This week we announced the release of the course Collection 6955AE: What’s New in Microsoft ® Windows ® Small Business Server 2008 and Microsoft ® Windows ® Essential Business Server 2008 This two-hour collection provides you with an overview of the...
  • EBS Administrators Companion hits the printers!

    Some of you may have noticed a recent announcement from Microsoft Learning about the release of the Windows Essential Business Server 2008 – Administrators companion .  Very very exciting – and a big thanks to JC Mackin and Charlie Russell for putting...
  • Windows Small Business Server 2008 – Admin companion free download April 15-22

    MSL is about to do something to support all you SBS’ers out there.  http://blogs.technet.com/mslcommunity/archive/2009/04/09/free-e-book-offer-is-back-for-april-april-15-22.aspx For a very short time the SBS admin companion will be available for...
  • EBS webcast tonight with Chris Rue

    Tonight Chris Rue will be delivering a webcast to the EBSUserGroup titled “Using System Center Essentials With Windows Essential Business Server.” Chris has made the bold statement that, in his opinion, SCE is THE make-or-break feature of EBS for anyone...