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EBS news from Microsoft WPC

Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference wrapped up with great info for thousands of Microsoft Partners (mostly VARs & VAPs).  Essential Business Server was demoed and referred to throughout the conference.  

Here’s a quick recap of some of the happenings.

The big news from WPC was the announcement of Release Candidate 1 of EBS and demoed it live for the first time publicly.  Several of the talks that included EBS demos were recorded, including:

  • A remote access, management and licensing demo in a talk by Microsoft Vice President Mike Risse (SMB Revenue growth and the product roadmap – Click here, mouse over “Keynotes” and select the SMB revenue growth keynote)
  • A security and reliability demo in a talk by General Manager Larry Orecklin (Transforming IT through the Core Infrastructure Model – – Click here, mouse over “Keynotes” and select the Transforming IT keynote)

In addition, there was a high interest talk on how to choose which product is right for your company – Small Business Server or Essential Business Server.  If you’d like to see this talk, – Click here, mouse over “breakouts” and select the “SMB Server Platform – Which is right for your customer?”)

There were plenty of interesting things to see, including the HP C3000 – a blade system sized perfectly for the mid market.  We showed this off in several of our keynotes and saw a lot of people wearing HP USB Wristbands (where will they think to put a USB key next 😉 ) with the www.EBSandC3000.com URL on it walking around. 

Several of the media and roaming video blogging/video sites were there doing interview on all the news, including Joey Snow from Technet Edge who did this short interview with Joel Sider on some of the EBS announcements.

Source:→ EBS Team Blog

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