Windows Server Solutions Phone Connector for Small Business Server 2011 Essentials Released

Windows Server Solutions Phone Connector for Small Business Server 2011 Essentials Released

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[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Michael Leworthy from Windows Server Marketing]

Today I am pleased to announce the Release of the Windows Server Solutions Phone Connector for Small Business Server 2011 Essentials (aka Integrating Windows Phone 7 with your SBS 2011 Essentials Server).

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The Windows Server Solutions Phone Connector add-in enables you to connect to your home, business, or storage server by using your Windows Phone 7 phone. This document provides help for the integration of Windows Phone 7 into Windows Home Server 2011, Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials, and Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials.

After completing the integration of your Windows Phone 7 phone into a SBS 2011 Essentials server, you can use your phone to perform remote server management tasks (such as view alerts, manage users, and start and stop backups).

The Phone connecter requires both a server sided add-in which you can download from http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=214671 , and a Windows Phone 7 Application which can be downloaded through the market place on your phone or via your PC when you have your phone linked to the Zune client via http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=214673&clcid=0x409.

For further information you can access the Windows 7 Phone Connector help site on TechNet at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh319881.aspx

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  • copied and pasted from the server side add-in page @ MS

    System requirements

    Supported Operating Systems: Windows Home Server 2011, Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials, Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials

    Any one of the above operating systems, plus a Windows 7 phone with the marketplace app.

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    MS is usually pretty good about putting the o/s's that work in the system requirements, and me not seeing sbs2011 STANDARD on the list makes me think it wont work on standard, havent tried it yet...

    but if thats the case..

    thats pretty crappy..

  • I agree with Wade.  Why no love for SBS Standard & Premium???

  • Why no love for Android and iOS??

  • It's not supported on SBS 2011 standard  - it's only supported on the "Colorado" family.  Standard is the old style of the console, not the new style.

  • yes - this would be great to help manage my multiple customers who use SBS 2011 Standard (assuming you can connect to multiple SBS 2011 installs with the app). Show somw SBS 2011 Standard love!

  • +1 on the SBS standard and premium support.

    Microsoft would sell more windows mobile devices if they could integrate it with the most commonly used versions of sbs.  

    Android or iphone support would be nice although i can see Microsoft trying to make more integration as a selling point to steer business smartphone users towards windows mobile devices.

  • Excellent response, Susan. Very helpful in understanding the nature of this app.

  • Microsoft is focusing on the cloud and it appears missing the on premises market that it has built up for many years. The SBS Standard console should be written the same as Essentials to make things more universal.