Afer three months of its release to manufacturing (RTW) and 12 months after its initial announcement at WPC 2010, the Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials, is now available as on July 7th, through all channels, annouunced the SBS team today.
"Our customers will able to purchase a copy of the server through Volume Licensing, Retail, and from most of our OEM partners, with more offers and OEM products becoming available in the next few months," noted SBS team.
"People will love Essentials' ability to interact with applications in the cloud. Last week we disclosed how Essentials works together with Office 365, but there're many more partners that are working to integrate their cloud offerings with SBS Essentials. Partners like Trend Micro's Global Product Marketing Manager Greg Boyle, who says "we're excited to be one of the first SaaS providers to enable seamless integration between SBS 2011 Essentials and a hosted service. With Trend Micro Worry-Free Business Security Services SBS 2011 Essentials users can protect all their Windows based desktops, laptops and servers. The integration with the SBS dashboard allows users to maintain central control of security settings and reporting from the server but offload the security server maintenance to the cloud. This gives them more time to focus on productive & profitable tasks and frees up the server so it can perform at its peak."," SBS team stated.
[Source: SBS blog]