Getting ready for Windows Small Business Server 2008
Windows Small Business server is just around the corner, and we’re gearing up for upgrades. We have a number of customers who have already expressed interest in upgrading from SBS 2003 to SBS 2008. In particular, customers are excited about Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, which brings a lot of great improvements, such as the improved Outlook Web Access interface and new features when used with Windows Mobile 6 (full mailbox search!).
Personally, I scheduled EIGHT webcasts this morning over the next couple weeks to get up to speed on SBS 2008. We’ll also be rolling out an internal SBS 2008 test environment soon, where we’ll be modeling the upgrades that we’ll perform for customers. All of this hard work makes sure that when SBS 2008 is released, we can hit the ground running and bring our customers business value right away.
Windows Small Business 2008 has a scheduled release date of November 12, 2008.
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about 7 years ago - 1 comment
My notes from today’s Microsoft Partner Program webcast… SBS2008 Premium edition includes everything in SBS2008 plus another copy of Windows Server 2008 Standard, and a copy of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Standard Edition. When SBS2003 was first released, it included SQL Server 2000 Standard Edition. In SBS2003 R2, SQL Server 2005 Workgroup Edition was included…
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about 7 years ago - 1 comment
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about 7 years ago - Comments Off on Windows Small Business Server 2008 – Management, Health, and Security
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about 7 years ago - 119 comments
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about 7 years ago - Comments Off on Windows Small Business Server 2008 has been released to manufacturing
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about 7 years ago - 23 comments
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about 7 years ago - 6 comments
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