At TechEd North America, Michael Leworthy update us on Small Business Server Essentials 2011 (Formally code named Aurora). Michael brought along Brad Kirby from HP and discussed the different hardware options available with SBS Essentials as well as the partner buzz around both products. Michael then demoed three COOL new features.
- A new Windows Phone 7 application that allows you to manage users and your SBS Essentials servers
- a connector for third party cloud backup
- and finally Group Policy functionality that allows administrators to setup offline folder and security policy on Windows 7 Professional clients.