Small Business Server (SBS)

SharePoint Online Communication Site Feature Hits Preview

Microsoft this week released a preview of the SharePoint Communication Site feature to Office 365 "first release" subscribers.

Microsoft's SMB Partners Say Goodbye to Small Business Server

Time runs out on new sales of the venerable Windows Small Business Server this month. Having had plenty of warning, the SMB partner community is already moving on.

Windows 8 Faces Slow Ramp-Up, But Big Potential: Q&A with a Microsoft Distributor

In a Q&A, D&H Distributing Co-President Michael Schwab says structural factors are giving Windows 8 a slow start, but he predicts some of those same dynamics will make the new OS a huge hit in the near future.

On the Death of SBS: Microsoft Partners Rally from Anger to Acceptance

Rage was the first reaction to the death of the Microsoft Windows Small Business Server brand. Now resellers are making plans for what comes next.

A Microsoft Partner's Guide to Managed Services, Part 3: Microsoft Product Shakeup

Big changes, opportunities and challenges lie ahead with Small Business Server, Office 365 and Windows 8.

Analysis: Microsoft's SMB Partners Grapple with Changing IT Landscape

SMBs are clinging to outdated Microsoft products but also adopting new and unfamiliar technologies, according to partner attendees at the IT Pro Conference 2012.

Microsoft Reveals Windows Server 2012 Editions, Axes SBS and WHS

Microsoft on Thursday revealed that Windows Server 2012, currently available as a release candidate, will have only four editions: Datacenter, Standard, Essentials and Foundation.

Microsoft Enables Windows 8 Beta on Windows Home Server

Windows Home Server (WHS) users can connect with the Windows 8 "consumer preview" beta, Microsoft said this week -- with a few conditions.

Dell Bundles Microsoft's SBS Essentials 2011 with Entry-Level Server

Dell has released a bundle targeted at small businesses that includes Microsoft's Small Business Server (SBS) Essentials 2011 running on an entry-level PowerEdge system.

Windows SBS 2011 Essentials Hits General Availability

Microsoft made Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials generally available last Tuesday. The server can now be purchased through Microsoft's volume licensing channels or from OEMs and retail outlets.

Microsoft Releases Windows Phone 7 Connector RC

Microsoft has made available the release candidate (RC) of the Windows Server Solutions Phone Connector add-in, which allows Windows Phone 7 users to remotely manage and access Windows home and small business servers.

SBS 2011 Review: A 'No Brainer' for Small Shops

For shops of 25 to 75 seats with traditional IT requirements, the on-premises version of Microsoft Small Business Server still makes a lot of sense, and the new release contains a lot for partners and IT to like.

Top 10 Microsoft Products: Partners Rate What's Most Important

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Which components of Microsoft's 350-strong product portfolio are the most important to its partners' businesses? To find the answer, we asked the partners themselves -- over 500 of them -- to pick the 10 they and their customers can't go without.

Microsoft Releases Windows Home Server 2011, SBS 2011 Essentials to Testing

Microsoft's professional services subscribers can now download the 64-bit Windows Home Server 2011 (WHS 2011). The company has also released the general-evaluation version of Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials (SBS 2011 Essentials).

Windows Home Server 2011, SBS 2011 Essentials Poised for Release

Microsoft engineering teams finished work on Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials and Windows Home Server 2011 on Tuesday. The next step is for Microsoft's hardware partners to image the software onto their upcoming server products.