Lots of activities around the upcoming Small Business Server 2008 and Essential Business Server 2008 here in Houston at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference.  On top of the many keynotes, sessions and demonstrations to help partners prepare for the Essential Server Solutions, we're announcing November 12 as the launch date for both products. 

For real-time updates and insights relevant to SBS and EBS check out VARvid.com. Partner Aaron Booker of the Hardlines Company is posting a steady stream of video interviews from the conference with attendees and MSFT folks, such as this one with Steve VanRoekel about the Essential Servers, or this one with Baldwin Ng about the new Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit.

Joel Sider