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  • Blog Post: SBS myths dispelled...by "Tom"

    In the course of talking to many Microsoft partners and customers, the Windows Small Business Server team has learned that there are sometimes misperceptions about the product, in many cases based on experiences with the earlier versions of SBS. In hopes of dispelling some of these "myths," the team...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft.com Now Running Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta

    Do you remember the tale of the Windows Server 2008 “Lone Server” ? Maybe it was read to you as a bedtime story as a change from “Mommy, Why Is There a Server in the House?” There he was, this poor Windows Server 2003 server, all alone in a server farm of Windows Server 2008 machines. Out-of-date. Out...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Partnership with RSA for Information Protection

    Hi all – I’m David Hastie, senior product manager in the Identity and Security Business Group here at Microsoft. I wanted to flag an announcement Microsoft made today in the area of information protection and data loss prevention. It involves Rights Management Services in Windows Server 2008. In...
  • Blog Post: Lone Server: Now I Know Who Is To Blame

    Hey everybody – it’s me again, Lone Server . Thanks for watching my video and sending all of your words of encouragement this past week. I even got an offer to retire at someone’s “beautiful server farm upstate.” Not happening. I’m not giving in and joining your server petting zoo just yet. Upgrade is...
  • Blog Post: SBS 2008: Released to Manufacturing!

    Excerpt from the post on the SBS blog by group program manager Dean Paron: On behalf of the SBS team, I am extremely pleased to announce that Windows Small Business Server 2008 software has been finalized! Today both SBS Standard and Premium are being released to manufacturing, which means we begin...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 - RTM!!!

    As I write this, I’m in the room where it all happens - in building 26, better known as the ship room. Ten minutes ago Windows Server 2008 officially RTM’d. Also in here with me are my colleagues who have been working on Windows Vista SP1, also RTM’ing today. We’ve all been working towards this day for...
  • Blog Post: Essential Business Server blog

    The team behind Windows Essential Business Server 2008 for midsized companies (part of the newly announced Windows Essential Server Solutions family and formerly known as "Centro") has launched a team blog here . Group Program Manager Eric Watson provides the introduction: In this Blog, key people...
  • Blog Post: Lone Server: A new man

    Thought TechEd was as good a time as any to give you all some great news…I’VE BEEN UPGRADED! Well, it’s been a crazy few months since the Windows Server 2008 RTM. I kept wondering why they were letting me hang around – what business does one Windows Server 2003 have in a farm of WS08s? It was just...
  • Blog Post: HHH Comic Site Goes Live Today!

    We all know that what we do is way cooler than having a real job! Do you think those guys in accounting have their own Comic Series? – HECK NO! The HHH Comic series launches today: Signup for the RSS feed and hang on for the ride!
  • Blog Post: Guest Blogger: The Lone Server

    Hi Everyone – I wanted to introduce myself. The IT Folks who run Microsoft.com generally refer to me as the “ Lone Server .” Unfortunately, resemblance of my name to the Lone Ranger's is only coincidental. I’m not fighting crime, unless you count enforcing Group Policy settings. I don’t have a horse...