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 readers over the years. We will continue…

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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 Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials 4 new…

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Office 365 Integration Module for Windows SBS 2011 Essentials Released Today!

After a popular and successful beta program, the Office 365 Integration Module (OIM) for Windows SBS 2011 Essentials is now available to download. This FREE add-in for the Windows SBS 2011 Essentials Dashboard enables you to subscribe to, monitor, and manage Office 365 accounts directly from the server Dashboard. You can download the OIM from the Microsoft Download Center.  For information about how…

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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.  Update Rollup 1 for Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials is available Update Rollup 1…

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Two new articles published in the Wiki to help you troubleshoot Certificates and Client Deployment

The Windows SBS Sustained Engineering team contributed the following articles. We hope you find them useful!   How to repair certificate issues in Windows Small Business Server 2011, Windows Home Server 2011 and Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials   Troubleshooting Client Deployment Issues when using Windows Small Business Server 2011, Windows Home Server 2011…

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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 in the form of a CHM file,…

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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 and suggestions…

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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 level of availability, which enables you to…

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Check out our first community-authored solution paper!

Cue the applause – the very first document was published in the Windows SBS MVP and Community Corner last week! Andrew Alaniz, a consultant for the Small and Medium Business (SMB) practice at CTS, provided us with a solution paper for backing up and recovering Windows SBS 2003 using Data Protection Manager 2007. We’ll be publishing another paper…

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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. You can download these updates and…

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