The official blog for Windows Server Essentials and Small Business Server support and product group communications.
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.
Why is everyone asking about ISA?
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Forefront Security for Exchange Server
System Center Essentials 2007
Next version of Internet Security and Acceleration Server
It is part of SBS 2008. It's the part that says "Next version of Internet Security and Acceleration Server"
Premium will only add SQL 2008, but it is on a separate server so you also get Windows Server 2008 to run SQL on.
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Tom, It looks like EBS 2008 and SBS 2008 are separate products, and SBS 2008 has no mention of ISA. By the comments and lack of reply, there is no one from MS monitoring this to answer the question either.
Lack of ISA destroys the viability of SBS for my customers, and EBS's iron requirments (3 server minimum) and cost are not viable either to truly small business customers.
SBS Premium was VERY easy to sell as included ISA provided a high quality firewall for a reasonable "upgrade" or "premium" cost. While there appears to be some nice improvements to SBS with regard to business wide backup and native 64 bit capability, the lack of ISA is a deal killer.
Windows Essential Business Server is a new product and information is just becoming available. Many people