Today Microsoft announced that the official launch date for Windows Small Business Server 2008 and Windows Essential Business Server 2008 will be November 12, 2008.  In addition, pre-release versions (Release Candidate 1s) of Small Business Server 2008 and Essential Business Server 2008 will become available for download and evaluation next week through www.multiplyyourpower.com.  Microsoft is also introducing a new online tool called Solution Pathway; with this tool, partners can easily assess customers’ current investments in Microsoft server technologies and then apply them for savings of approximately 25%-45% on upgrades or migrations to the solutions.

 

For more information, please visit: http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/features/2008/jul08/07-07QAvanroekel.mspx

 

Click here to watch a short interview with Steven VanRoekel, Senior Director Windows Server Solutions Group, on Windows Essential Server Solutions and the partner opportunity in the small and medium business space.

 

TechNet Edge interviews Joel Sider, Senior Product Manager in the Windows Server Solutions Group, about the SBS and EBS news.