The official blog for Windows Server Essentials and Small Business Server support and product group communications.
[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Michael Leworthy from Windows Server Marketing]
Today, the Small Business Server (SBS) engineering team signed off the release version of SBS 2011 Essentials—an exciting milestone for the product, and for the entire SBS family. This now starts a process to make the product available for purchase and evaluation.
Ideal as a first server for small businesses with up to 25 users, Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials provides a cost-effective and easy-to-use solution to help protect data, organize and access business information from virtually anywhere, support the applications needed to run a business, and quickly connect to online services for e-mail, collaboration and line-of-business applications.
To help with questions we hear during this time of the product release cycle, I have provided further guidance below. If you have a specific question, please feel free to post in comments, on our SBS forums, or on our SBS Facebook site.
I would also like to thank all our MVPs, partners and customers that have helped us get to this point. I look forward to sharing more information with you in early April.
This is awesome and exciting, but I love how you guys say things like "early april." What does that mean? Since Friday is Apil 1, I'm guessing "early april" would be next week? Since two weeks from today would be "mid april."
Will there be 3rd party cloud integration options or will it only connect to Office 365?
I reckon early April is next week up to Wednesday - thursday onwards would have to be early to mid april..
I'm guessing early April will actually be mid April. It would be nice to just say "released to Technet by April 15". instead of these overly general timeframes like "early" april or "sometime this month."