Windows Live OneCare Announcement

Windows Live OneCare Announcement

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Be aware of the following Windows Live OneCare Announcement.

SBS 2008 Specific Q&A:

Q: How does this impact Windows Small Business Server 2008 (part of the Windows Essentials Server Solutions offerings) and Windows Live OneCare for Server?

A: Microsoft will continue to support the 120 day trial for Windows Live OneCare for Server offered in SBS 2008.  The subscription service will be available for purchase through June 30, 2009.  Microsoft will ensure Windows Live OneCare for Server subscribers will remain protected for the duration of their trials and subscriptions.  For language and market availability please see http://www.microsoft.com/sbs/en/us/editions-overview.aspx.

Q. Didn’t you announce at the Windows Small Business Server 2008 beta that Windows Live OneCare for Server would be offered as a trial on SBS 2008? 

A. Yes we did and in some cases the new Windows Small Business Server 2008 will ship with a Windows Live OneCare for Server trial (please see http://www.microsoft.com/sbs/en/us/editions-overview.aspx for language and market availability).  This announcement does not affect the trial at this time.  Microsoft will continue to support the 120 day trial for Windows Live OneCare for Server currently offered in SBS 2008.  The subscription service will be available for purchase through June 30, 2009.  Microsoft will ensure Windows Live OneCare for Server subscribers will remain protected for the duration of their trials and subscriptions.

Updates at http://www.microsoft.com/sbs/en/us/onecare.aspx

Updated Q&A on 12/1/2008

Added Onecare updates link on 4/17/2009

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  • So, tell us there's a Forefront CS for SMB management console & server AV that doesn't require a high-end SQL backend (like the current Forefront CS one does) that replaces OneCare for Server, while monitoring this new client solution....

    The SBSC is gonna be pi**ed off at this!  We just started shipping this product to customers and already the security solution is as good as dead out the door, as it's being killed less than a year later.

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  • What will Microsoft Offer for SBS after OneCare is gone? Will Forefront be made available in an easy to install package for SBS with SBS specific pricing? Or possibly even Forefront included in SBS CALs.

  • not a good look, ms - what do we (SBSC) tell the SBS clients?