As part of Microsoft's $6.5 billion annual investment in products, support programs and incentives for small and midsize businesses, the company today announced the general availability of Windows Small Business Server 2008 (SBS 2008) and Windows Essential Business Server 2008 (EBS 2008) as part of the launch of the Windows Essential Server Solutions (WESS) product line via an online webcast event. These solutions bring the power of Microsoft's enterprise-class server technologies to small and midsize companies in a way that companies can best consume them.

More information about the worldwide launch activities can be found at the virtual launch website or on the WESS Virtual Pressroom. You can also visit the EBS, SBS and Windows Server team blogs for product-specific news updates.