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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: Your new IT Pro Advocate, brought to you by the 2008 Launch Wave

    Hello folks, My name is Justin Graham. My sole lot in life is to make sure IT Professionals have what they need to get a head start on Windows Server 2008. I have no other purpose really, my team is not in the Super Bowl, I work 5.4*10^12 hours per week, and I eat ramen still. The good part of this...
  • 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: Hyper-V: It’s all coming together

    I’m really pleased to say that the release candidate of Hyper-V is available for download today. You can read the announcement and Jeff’s more detailed post . This milestone is important to the hundreds of customers and partners in the early adopter programs, and those of you trialing Hyper-V on your...
  • Blog Post: SBS and EBS videos on Technet Edge

    There are new demonstration videos of the upcoming Small Business Server 2008 and Essential Business Server 2008 on TechNet Edge. Program manager Bjorn Levidow provides an overview of EBS management , including remote administration, add-in management and license tracking. Becky Ochs, program manager...
  • Blog Post: Introducing Windows Essential Server Solutions

    As we head into the big Heroes launch next week, Microsoft today introduced the Windows Essential Server Solutions family of products. Available later this year, Essential Server Solutions – Windows Small Business Server 2008 and Windows Essential Business Server 2008 – will be the ideal way for small...
  • Blog Post: GUI config utility for server core

    Do you want to use the server core installation option of Windows Server 2008, but are put off by the command-line interface? Well, Guy Teverovsky may have what you need. He created a GUI for the GUI-less server core of WS08. Check it out here . Patrick
  • Blog Post: Essential Business Server at Convergence

    Lots happening in Orlando at Convergence 2008 - the Microsoft Dynamics users' conference. Steve Ballmer and vice president Kirill Tatarinov are speaking and the Dynamics team is making a number of announcements , including a partnership with EDS to extend Microsoft Dynamics CRM deployments, a preview...
  • Blog Post: Essential Server Solutions at SMB Summit

    Greetings from Dallas at the SMB Summit , where 400+ channel partners are gearing up for Windows Essential Server Solutions . Small Business Server 2008 is the topic du jour, tomorrow is all about Essential Business Server 2008 for midsized companies. The Microsoft team is here in force, providing technical...
  • Blog Post: Independent research firm recognizes Microsoft NAP as a leader in Network Access Control

    Microsoft’s Network Access Protection (NAP) solution was cited as a leader (the top category) in a recent independent report, “The Forrester Wave: Network Access Control, Q3 2008.” Microsoft was one of the many network access control (NAC) vendors invited to participate in the report. Forrester placed...
  • Blog Post: Windows Essential Server Solutions go public

    Good news. Today we opened up the Public Preview for Windows Essential Server Solutions - Small Business Server 2008 and Essential Business Server 2008 . Visit here to find out how to download and evaluate the Release Candidate 0 versions of both. EBS is available now, SBS will be up within a few weeks...
  • 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: Virtualized Servers as the Desktop

    Due to the Martin Luther King holiday in the U.S. on Monday, it was a fairly quiet day on the roads and in the office. But there was a flurry of server virtualization news , news and news out of Redmond. Here are the lightlights: Acquisition of Calista Technologies, whose virtual desktop platform...
  • 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: 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: Essential Business Server on the air

    Mid-market IT professionals interested in learning more about the upcoming Essential Business Server solution should tune into this show on BlogTalkRadio . Microsoft's Steve VanRoekel and Arlin Sorensen of Heartland Technology Solutions talk about the product, how it will help IT pros, and what it will...
  • Blog Post: What a launch!! Thank you IT Pros!!! And some Cool Stuff....

    What a Launch Wave it has been! I've just returned from celebrating Windows Server 2008 with many of you all over the world. It was great to hear your stories and see how Windows Server 2008 will fit into many of your organizations. For those of you who were not able to attend a launch event, check out...
  • Blog Post: Video: Branch Infrastructure Optimization

    In the video below Microsoft introduces three best practices that can help organizations cut branch and remote infrastructure costs. 1. Use virtualization technology to more efficiently use hardware and save money on energy 2. Centralize branch infrastructure monitoring and management 3....