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Today, we are proud to announce that Windows Small Business Server (SBS) 2011 Standard and Premium Add-On are now fully available through all channels - from Volume Licensing to our largest OEM partners.
Microsoft has always been committed to supporting you and your business success. Our goal is to help you maximize the value of IT, even when your IT resources are stretched very thin—as is the case in organizations that have few IT professionals managing IT needs.
In keeping with this commitment, we’re introducing Windows SBS 2011 Standard, which is one of the latest editions of our SBS family of products. This all-in-one solution is designed to address key customer pain points: SBS takes the benefits of enterprise-class technology and makes them accessible, affordable and less complex for small and medium businesses (SMBs).
With this latest edition we have completely refreshed SBS Standard’s technologies and components. As a result, SBS 2011 Standard offers new, exciting features and technology solutions that will help SMBs reduce costs and increase productivity.
Features like mobile device security that makes sure Security policies are enforced by default in SBS 2011; like the easier migration to the new platform with enhanced migration tools, extensive pre-migration checks, and prescriptive guidance, or like the streamlined Outlook Web Access interface included in Exchange Server 2010, are just few examples that explain how, over the long term, Windows SBS 2011 Standard will help you grow your business.
Early adopters have seen the ease-of-use and value of SBS 2011 Standard. Take Scott Starr, Marketing Director of Firetrace International, for example. He says, “With Windows Small Business Server 2011, it’s a lot easier for me as a non-technical person to understand how the server is doing and take care of daily administrative tasks without involving our Microsoft partner or chasing down my coworker. I’d say that it’s given me back about two hours a week that I can use to do more important things than manage servers.”
To learn more about this product and how it can help your business, please visit the SBS 2011 Standard website. If you are interested in a trial version of the software, sign up here and discover why many customers and analysts are so passionate about it.
Microsoft’s partners are also excited about SBS 2011. This week HP announced full availability of SBS 2011 Standard on the HP server platform. You can hear more about how SBS 2011 Standard and HP can be an important asset in increasing your business's productivity. Just tune in to one of our recent launch webcasts.
Dell is another partner supporting SBS 2011. Make sure you don’t miss out on the live webcast next week, where you can learn how SBS 2011 and Dell can help you maximize return on your IT investment, improve employee productivity and ensure your data is protected. Register now!
Act now and get SBS 2011 Standard to give your business all the advantages that come with it.
Curtis Lee, Director, Server and Cloud Platform Marketing.
When can I get it on MAPS?
Outstanding product! Congrats to the SBS team!
Ditto to Michael B. Itch'n to download and take it for a test drive, been telling my clients for months it's on the way.
Great product! But what happened with the SBS Backup? You can only configure additional drives if all other already configured drives are connected... Or you have to go back to commandline wbadmin... Why is that?
Agree with the praise above. The Dell reps I support are chomping at the bit to get this out the door.
Question: does the single-NIC limitation apply to a single physical port or to a single teamed instance?
What about the Premium Pack? I have a client with a small e-business. We were talking about SBS instead of the fractured systems he is now using (mix of service provided email and local services where he tries to keep up with the work. I was going to offer him SBS 2011 with the Premium Pack for SQL, but I would like to put together a proper demo.