Category Archives: Business Server

Microsoft Windows Essential Business Server and Small Business Server news and articles

Microsoft expanded Software Assurance (SA) grant for Windows SBS 2011 Standard.Microsoft said that according to customers feedback the original SA grant for Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard, to transition from existing SBS environments that was announced as part of the Windows Server 2012 announcements --was too limiting to provide the best deployment experience.To address […]

Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3 (SP3) released today with the following new features and capabilities included. In order to support these newly added features, "there will be a requirement for customers to update their Active Directory schema," the Exchange team posted. "We are communicating the required changes ahead of the release date in order […]

Microsoft on July 5 announced that there will be four versions of Windows Server 2012, that include: Windows Server 2012 Datacenter, Standard, Essentials, and Foundation. With the unveiling of the new Windows Server 2012 product lines, Microsoft also ends the era of Windows Home Server 2011, as the company has merged its small server lines […]

A beta of the upcoming Update Rollup 3 for Windows Home Server 2011, Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials, and Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials is now released and includes all the updates from UR1 and UR2 plus a recent "Computer Monitoring Error" hotfix."Please note - This is an English only preview, you should […]

Microsoft posted a release document entitled "What's New in the Windows Intue April 2012 Pre-Release" to help learn about the new features and functionality in the April 2012 pre-release of Windows Intune including updated administration consoles, mobile device management, enhanced group management, and others.According to the documentation about what's new in this pre-release, Windows Intune […]

Windows Server Solutions Best Practices Analyzer Update 2 released today now includes the following:44 new rules for Windows SBS 2011 Standard13 new rules for Windows SBS 2011 Essentials11 new rules for Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials4 new rules for Windows MultiPoint Server 2011To obtain this update, run Windows Server Solutions Best Practice Analyzer 1.0.For […]

The client-side package for Update Rollup 2 for Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials, for Windows Home Server 2011, and for Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials is now available for download from Microsoft Update. Update Rollup 2 includes the Office 365 Integration Module and 15 new features/server-side fixes. "After you apply this update rollup, […]

The Office 365 Integration Module (OIM) for Windows SBS 2011 Essentials is now available to download, and lets you to subscribe to, monitor, and manage Office 365 accounts directly from the server Dashboard."The OIM allows customers using Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials to run the core technology services they need on-premise and easily integrate […]

Microsoft Office 365 Integration Module (OIM) 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."The OIM allows small businesses to seamlessly combine the cloud-based productivity tools of Office 365 with the infrastructure provided […]