Windows Small Business Server (SBS) Code Name “7” is the next release of Windows Small Business Server Standard, which is a fully on-premise solution. Windows Small Business Server “7” minimizes initial acquisition and deployment times by offering an easily deployed single server solution that combines several server technologies under one Microsoft license.
With Windows Small Business Server “7”, small businesses or partners are not tasked with identifying, purchasing, or licensing multiple server technologies, or subsequently matching them to appropriate hardware resources. They also benefit from a simplified deployment experience – one delivered on a single piece of media that combines the configurations of all underlying server technologies into a single server installation wizard.
A Fully On-Premise Small Business Solution
Windows Small Business Server “7” incorporates best-of-breed 64-bit product technologies to deliver a complete server solution environment well suited for small businesses. The product technologies include:
Download the SBS "7" Brochure to learn more.
Windows Small Business Server Code Name “Aurora” is a new edition of Windows Small Business Server that introduces cross-premise functionality, providing small businesses with on-premise file and print, security, backup, remote access, and identity management services, combined with optional off-premise services.
A Cross-Premise Small Business Solution
Windows Small Business Server Code Name “Aurora” incorporates best-of-breed 64-bit product technologies to deliver a server environment well suited for most small businesses. The product technologies include:
Download the SBS "Aurora" Brochure to learn more.
Side by Side comparison of features
None included, supports any;
Integrated with online services
Yes, Exchange, WSS, WSUS, SQL* included; supports any
None included, supports any
VM Host rights
Requires premium add-on (or other Windows Server SKU)
VM Guest rights
Automated Windows Server backup & PC Image backup
Automated Windows Server backup
Create only (except for migration)
Low-end server purchasers
FPP, VL, OEM, Embedded SBC, SPLA
FPP, VL, OEM, SBC, SPLA
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What does the star mean beside the 1 in the VM Rights listing for Aurora and SBS 7? That they're only supported on the second server in the premium SKU, or a guest server? Some clarification would be helpful.
Also, I'm guessing "SBC" means System Builder Channel. Is Aurora *only* going to be available through Authorized Embedded Distributors? If that's the case, information needs to be forthcoming from the OEM System Builder site before launch. We'd like to be building systems with this software for launch, but we are not a high-volume builder, so having to pay upfront for a dev kit and gettng into a volume purchase agreement is going to make it a no-go. We'd like to see the option for standard OEM System Builder software, much like the original WHS release.
The "Side by Side comparison of features" is very interesting and useful, but in my opinion should be extended to include Windows Home Server and SBS 2008...
The same table should be extendednd to include information about the available local language versions.