Today Microsoft and the Windows Server Solutions Team are proud to unveil our new integrated server solution designed for midsize businesses – Windows Essential Business Server - previously known as Windows Server code name “Centro”. This is a significant announcement for Microsoft, our customers and our partners as we prepare to deliver a brand new server solution that will transform midsize businesses by helping them to save time, money and significantly increase productivity!
Powered by the new Windows Server® 2008 technology, Windows Essential Business Server combines software for management, messaging, and security features into one integrated server solution that dramatically reduces IT complexity and improves efficiency across the business, putting IT in control.
So what is included in Windows Essential Business Server?
Some of the key benefits of Windows Essential Business Server include:
Less Complexity, More Control
Predictable Platform, Designed for Midsize Businesses
So when will Windows Essential Business Server be available you ask? Windows Essential Business Server is slated for availability in the second half of 2008, as part of the Windows Server 2008 “wave” of products. The product is currently in private beta. Information about participating is here. We anticipate making a public beta available in the first half of 2008.
You can read more about this announcement in today's Microsoft PressPass as well as on the Microsoft Partner Portal (MSPP). For any system builders out there who build server solutions, you can also check out the OEM Partner Center (OPC).
As we get closer to launch of this exciting new offering in the Windows Server family, be sure to watch for additional information and updates as well as pricing and SKU announcements.
Thank you and have a wonderful day,
Eric Ligman Microsoft US Senior Manager Small Business Community Engagement This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights
Microsoft officially announced the big brother to SBS --- Windows Essential Business Server 2008. This
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