Small Business Server (SBS)


7 Keys to Selling More Upgrades

Microsoft may be its own greatest competitor, but you can convince customers to move on to new versions. Learn how to close that next upgrade opportunity.

Smoke, but No Fire for TCO

Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) is a concept touted by Microsoft and various Linux vendors as proof that their products are cheapest to run. But TCO claims aren't what they're cracked up to be, and most IT shops never use TCO, or just plain do it wrong.

IBM Ships First Server for Small Customers

With renewed interest in attracting small business customers, IBM has begun to ship the first machines in a new line of single-processor, x86-based, low-cost servers targeted specifically to provide “enterprise class” technology to small-scale businesses.

With Lots of Partner Help, Microsoft Launches Small Business Accounting 2006

Microsoft today added to its small-business arsenal by announcing the general availability and promotional pricing for Microsoft Office Small Business Accounting 2006 and Office Small Business Management Edition 2006.

New Software Assurance Plan Is Filled with Partner Goodies

Partners to get new opportunities in delivering deployment services and training.

Critical Security Patch for IE Pulled, Reposted

A problem in Microsoft's process for posting patches to the Microsoft Download Center during the August patch day on Tuesday caused users attempting to pull down a critical cumulative patch for Internet Explorer to receive a corrupted file.

Patch Tuesday Brings 6 Bulletins, 3 are Critical

Microsoft released six security bulletins on Patch Tuesday, including three bulletins rated "critical." All six bulletins involved Windows, and one of the bulletins also involved Internet Explorer.

Centrify to Ship Updated Active Directory Suite

Centrify will begin shipping on Monday version 2.0 of its flagship product DirectControl Suite 2.0 for integrating non-Microsoft systems into Active Directory.

Small Business Gets Big Recognition

Check this out: A new, "specialist" certification for Small Business Server experts.

Growing and Prospering with Customers

By becoming trusted technology advisors, Microsoft Partners can thrive as their customers prosper.

One-Stop Shopping for Small Business Customers

Small Business Server is the first step for your customers needing to integrate their business infrastructure.

Patching Made Simple

Patching your servers is an art that takes time to master. Here's a paint-by-numbers kit to help you get started.

The Microsoft Survey

Love Microsoft? Hate it? Somewhere in between? It's all of the above in the Redmond magazine survey of your attitudes toward the world's most important computer company.

SA Exposed

Customers have few kind words for Microsoft's Software Assurance, and even fewer good choices for upgrades.

Microsoft Math

As Longhorn looms, we examine Microsoft's track record in hitting product ship dates and offer advice for coping with the inevitable.

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