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  • Blog Post: This Blog is now Retired!

    Now that Windows SBS has morphed into Windows Server Essentials and is now a full member of Windows Server, it is time to retire this blog. You can continue to get up-to-date information about WSBS and WSE at the Windows Server Essentials and Small Business Server Blog . Many thanks to all of our...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server Solutions Best Practices Analyzer Update 2 is now available for download

    The Windows Server Solutions Sustained Engineering and Product Support teams are pleased to announce the availability of Update 2 for the WSS BPA. This update includes the following: 44 new rules for Windows SBS 2011 Standard 13 new rules for Windows SBS 2011 Essentials 11 new rules for Windows...
  • Blog Post: The Microsoft® Office 365 Integration Module Beta for Windows SBS 2011 Essentials is now available!

    The highly anticipated Microsoft Office 365 Integration Module for Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials is now available for download . This module extends the features of the Windows SBS 2011 Dashboard by providing seamless integration with Office 365 services. For more information about...
  • Blog Post: An update to the Windows SBS 2011 Migration Preparation Tool is now available

    The Windows SBS Sustaining Engineering team has just released an update to the Migration Preparation Tool. This tool is run on the migration source server (for example, a computer that is running Windows Small Business Server 2003 or Windows Small Business Server 2008) to prepare the source server for...
  • Blog Post: Update Rollups are now available for Windows SBS 2011 Essentials, Windows Home Server 2011, and Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials

    The Windows Server Solutions Sustained Engineering team has announced availability of a handfull of Update Rollups (UR's) that address known issues. The updates are available from Windows Update . For detailed information about the updates, see the following topics in the Microsoft Knowledge Base. ...
  • Blog Post: Find SBS Migration Information -- FAST!

    Over the past few years, we've received a lot of customer feedback about the availability, applicability, and discoverability of SBS Migration information. In the past, this kind of information has been published in various forms and made available in a variety of ways. Sometimes on the release media...
  • Blog Post: Announcing New Online Help Sites for Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials and Windows Home Server 2011

    Windows SBS 2011 Essentials and Windows Home Server 2011 will soon be available from your favorite retailer or channel provider. And to help you understand the changes and new features in the products, we have just published two online help sites that you can access now! No need to wait until your new...
  • Blog Post: Additional Migration Guides for Windows SBS 2011 Standard are Available!

    As promised, we have just published additional migration guides to help you migrate to Windows SBS 2011 Standard. The following guides are available: Migrate to Windows Small Business Server 2011 from Windows Small Business Server 2008 Describes how to migrate an existing Windows SBS 2008...
  • Blog Post: Preparing to Migrate to Windows SBS 2011 Standard? Take the Inside Lane!!

    To help you get a jump on your future server migration, we have just published a downloadable and printable copy of " Migrate to Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard from Windows Small Business Server 2003 "! This guide describes the migration process in detail and walks you through the various...
  • Blog Post: Windows SBS 2011 Standard has been released to manufacturing!

    We are very pleased to let you know that we have achieved a major milestone in getting the next version of Windows SBS into the hands of customers. We signed-off on the RTM software, which will become available to the general public early next year. Windows SBS 2011 Standard includes familiar server...
  • Blog Post: Introducing the next version of Windows Small Business Server!

    Hi Everyone, The Small Business Server team has been heads down for many months now conjuring up the latest offering of our all-in-one solution server. We are now very pleased to announce that Windows Small Business Server "7" Preview is now available to download and test. Built on Windows Server...
  • Blog Post: New look for TechNet sites

    The next time you visit a Microsoft TechNet site like the Windows SBS TechCenter , enjoy the freshly redesigned TechCenter pages and other improved features. We think it’s a great improvement in the experience. Some comments from around our team: “This is definitely very cool.“ “A nice fresh new...
  • Blog Post: What social networks do you follow or use?

    Hi everyone! We’d like to learn a little more about the resources you find helpful. Please spend about 60 seconds to take a short, anonymous one page survey. We’ll use the information we receive to plan what information we provide and how to best communicate with you. The survey is located at http:/...
  • Blog Post: Calling all SBS Migration Gurus!

    Have an opinion on the SBS migration process or content? We know many of you do - and we need your help. We're looking for a few courageous people in the community to help us improve our SBS migration content. Specifically, we'd like to establish a virtual content review board. We'll solicit ideas...
  • Blog Post: Wanna map drives while logged on through SBS 2008 Remote Web Workplace?

    A common problem that RWW users encounter is that they cannot create drive mappings while they are logged on remotely. The reason for this is that the default setting of Remote Web Workplace on Windows SBS 2008 does not allow this. However, it is easy to update the server to permit this. Our thanks to...
  • Blog Post: Happy (Belated) Anniversary to our Blog!

    Can you believe it? The milestone slipped by quietly, but November 15th marked the 5th anniversary of the Windows SBS and EBS Documentation blog. Incredible. True, it may not be the most cutting edge of blogosphere rags, and it is not the most active, but we sincerely hope that you find our occasional...
  • Blog Post: Migrating from Windows Small Business Server 2003 to Windows Essential Business Server

    The migration process can be complicated and depending on your circumstances, it can be frustrating. To help alleviate this frustration, we updated Migrating from Windows Small Business Server 2003 to Windows Essential Business Server . The following sections have been updated or added: Prepare...
  • Blog Post: Hey you big business IT PRO's out there. Think SMALL!

    Windows Small Business Server - that is! Are you accustomed to deploying and managing servers in the enterprise space? Do you want to broaden your horizons and tackle the computer networking needs for small businesses and organizations at the heart of the national infrastructure? Then Windows Small...
  • Blog Post: Free Health Check: New Microsoft IT Environment Health Scanner

    Does your network need a checkup? The team that develops Windows Essential Business Server (Windows EBS) just released a new tool that administrators of small and mid-size networks are sure to want to download: the Microsoft IT Environment Health Scanner . In just a few minutes, the tool runs more than...
  • Blog Post: It's time! Update that SBS 2000 server to SBS 2008. Here's how!

    Have you been itching to update your SBS 2000 server to the latest and greatest SBS 2008, but afraid to scratch because you find the thought of migrating your data and settings to be intimidating? Well, fear no longer! We have just published a white paper by Microsoft Support Engineer Edwin Joseph that...
  • Blog Post: New Documentation: Integrating Windows Small Business Server 2008 with Exchange Online

    Are you curious about how you can take advantage of the online services that are provided by Microsoft? Exchange Online is one of the online services that Microsoft provides. Exchange Online uses the best practices that have been developed with customers and partners. Exchange Online guarantees a high...
  • Blog Post: Documentation Updates: Product Help and Migration Guide chm files

    Hi everyone! We have just published updates to the Windows SBS Product Help and Migration files that you can use to replace the versions currently installed on your server. These updates include more than forty documentation fixes that were submitted by users and testers since the product was released...
  • Blog Post: New Documentation: Managing Software Updates in Windows Small Business Server 2008

    Abstract Windows Small Business Server 2008 Update Services provides centralized update management for computers that are on the Windows SBS 2008 network and that are running one of the Windows operating systems that support Microsoft Update. By using Update Services, you can help protect the Windows...
  • Blog Post: Remote Access on a Budget, Virtually

    The SBS writing team supports a non-profit office near us that uses SBS. They are avid users of Remote Web Workplace (RWW); using it to connect to their office PCs and work from home. "What a great SBS feature!" Recently, some folks wanted to remote in to PCs in the office but all the PCs were in use...
  • Blog Post: New articles help you troubleshoot and repair problems with Windows SBS

    So, you've been up and running on your new Windows SBS 2008 network for a while now, but you've run into a glitch. Maybe it's the hardware, maybe a software incompatibility. There's no way it could have been something you did. Whatever the reason, you need to fix something and make it right again. Well...
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