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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:
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:
Windows Essential Business Server 2008 Premium Edition includes SQL Server 2008 technology.
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.
Will this also be 32-bit or only 64-bit ?
Amigos, finalmente foi divulgado o nome final do produto e sua composição. Realmente perdemos o ISA Server
What the hell happened to ISA server on SBS?
What happened to ISA in SBS???
Andy and OnQ,
SBS 2008 will be 64-bit only, and it will support up to 75 users.
Earlier today we announced the official name of the next version of Small Business Server - SBS 2008,
Al parecer el sucesor de SBS 2003 (Small Business Server) ya está por hacer RTM, según lo he
Today Microsoft is announcing the Windows Essential Server Solutions family of products. The family includes
32 or 64 bit?: It is 64 bit only. Exchange 2007 requires 64 bits.
SBS Premium 2003 -> 2008 From what I heard, if you have SA, then you get the ISA as well
Upgrade? There is not (nor has there ever been) an in-place upgrade from 32 bit to 64 bit operating systems. You can't do it with XP32->XP64 or Vista32->Vista64, nor can you with Server32. There is a migration path, however.
50 or 75? SBS will support 75 users, but once you have 50, it is time to look at WEBS. Think of it as a way to upsell. If you have a client with 45 users, and they are planning to grow, go with WEBS. If you have a client with 30 users and the growth curve is flatter, go with SBS, knowing that when they get to 60+ users, they need to start looking at WEBS.
Microsoft has announced the Essentials 2007 will not be part of Cougar (SBS 2008) http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/gzierdt/archive/2008/02/21/essentials-2007-no-longer-part-of-cougar-release.aspx
can you migrate from SBS 2003 P to Windows Essential Business Server . If so, I wonder the head aches involved? Can Windows Essential Business Server sit on the edge of the network with two NICs since it has ISA simimlar to what SBS 2003 P does now.
What is going to happen to company whch bought SBS 2003 Premium Edition with SA? I understand that we will get SBS 2008 Premium Edition but between the loss of ISA and the elapsed time between the release of SBS 2003 and SBS 2008 made our choice to invest in SA a bad and costly investmment. Any idea if and when a public Beta will be available? I have already allocated the fionancial resources to buy a new server but being able to test SBS 2008 would b very helpful.
What about those that need to upgrade now, or need a new installation now? Will there be any sort of "Buy it now, get SA (for free) and upgrade when the new version comes out" deal available?
I certainly hope so....
Does the exchange in SBS support UM unified messaging.