Introducing the Windows Essential Server Solutions Family of Products

Introducing the Windows Essential Server Solutions Family of Products

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Today Microsoft is announcing the Windows Essential Server Solutions family of products.  The family includes Windows Small Business Server 2008, formerly known as code name "Cougar" and Windows Essential Business Server 2008, formerly known as code name "Centro".

Windows Small Business Server 2008 is built upon Windows Server 2008 and includes:

  • Windows Exchange Server 2007
  • Windows SharePoint Services 3.0
  • Enhanced Remote Web Workplace
  • One-year trial subscription to Microsoft Forefront Security for Exchange Server Small Business Edition
  • One-year trial subscription to the new Windows Live OneCare for Server

SBS 2008 Premium also includes SQL Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 to run on a second server.

Windows Essential Business Server 2008 is built upon Windows Server 2008 and includes:

  • Exchange Server 2007
  • Forefront Security for Exchange Server
  • System Center Essentials 2007
  • Next version of Internet Security and Acceleration Server

Windows Essential Business Server 2008 Premium Edition includes SQL Server 2008 technology.

WESS Family_Diagram

Please note that Windows Small Business Server 2008 is designed for organizations with up to 50 users, but will support organizations with up to 75 users.  Both Windows Small Business Server 2008 and Windows Essential Business Server 2008 are designed to run on 64-bit hardware.

For more information please see the official press release at http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2008/feb08/02-20EBFamilyPR.mspx.

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  • Hi,

    thanks for the info!

    Thought you should know that the link to the press release is broken though.

    BR

    Emanuel

  • The Official SBS Blog: Introducing the Windows Essential Server Solutions Family of Products.

  • Shouldn't that say:

    Both Windows Small Business Server 2008 and Windows Essential Business Server 2008 are designed to run ONLY on 64-bit hardware.

  • http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2008/feb08/02-20EBFamilyPR.mspx

    doesn't work

  • Well....  Just clicked on the link and MS site seems not to have the article.....

  • Did they remove ISA from SBS?

  • There is an issue with the link: clicking on it I go here:

    http://www.microsoft.com/library/errorpages/smarterror.aspx?aspxerrorpath=/presspass/press/2008/feb08/02-20EBFamilyPR.mspx

    Btw any idea when a beta will be available to download?

    TIA

    Fritzly

  • Two questions,

    What version of SQL 2008 is included in SBS?

    Was ISA removed from the Premium version?

  • What about ISA????

  • The Official SBS Blog : Introducing the Windows Essential Server Solutions Family of Products : http

  • The Official SBS Blog : Introducing the Windows Essential Server Solutions Family of Products : http

  • Hi,

    SBS 2003 has ISA 2004, what about ISA on SBS 2008?

    Will it be totally replaced by RRAS?

    Thanks

  • Yep, it's now official. Microsoft has released some additional information about the next version

  • 50? or 75? Which is it? In reviewing the product propeganda about SBS 2008 from the Essentials site at

  • So, for my customers that we have configured ISA 2004 with SBS Premium 2003 now have to upgrade to Windows Essential Business Server?  That sounds expensive? Sounds like SBS 2003 Premiums Users that want to keep ISA are left out in the cold.