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Happy (Belated) Anniversary to our Blog!

Can you believe it? The milestone slipped by quietly, but November 15th marked the 5th anniversary of the Windows SBS and EBS Documentation blog. Incredible. True, it may not be the most cutting edge of blogosphere rags, and it is not the most active, but we sincerely hope that you find our occasional bits and…

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Migrating from Windows Small Business Server 2003 to Windows Essential Business Server

The migration process can be complicated and depending on your circumstances, it can be frustrating. To help alleviate this frustration, we updated Migrating from Windows Small Business Server 2003 to Windows Essential Business Server. The following sections have been updated or added: Prepare the Windows SBS Environment Install Windows EBS Migrate Settings and Data (shared folders…

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Free Health Check: New Microsoft IT Environment Health Scanner

Does your network need a checkup? The team that develops Windows Essential Business Server (Windows EBS) just released a new tool that administrators of small and mid-size networks are sure to want to download: the Microsoft IT Environment Health Scanner. In just a few minutes, the tool runs more than 100 checks to help you assess…

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EBS Has a Community Corner

The talented SBS MVPs are making contributions to the SBS documentation in the Windows SBS MVP and Community Corner. Now the EBS folks have the same opportunity in the newly opened EBS Community Corner. Interested? E-mail us at ebsdocfb@microsoft.com. This posting is provided “AS IS” with no warranties, and confers no rights.

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Coming soon . . . Windows Essential Business Server 2008 Administrator’s Companion!

Microsoft Press just announced their first book on Windows EBS: Windows Essential Business Server 2008 Administrator’s Companion, by J.C. Mackin and Charlie Russel Publication date is May 13, 2009, so order your copy today, or check soon with your favorite bookseller. List price: $49.99. According to the Press, “We decided to focus first on the…

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New Documentation: Extend Windows Essential Business Server with the Premium Edition

Have you wondered how the Windows Essential Business Server Premium Edition might help you? If you have identified a need for SQL Server 2008, or maybe you have line-of-business applications that you would like to run on a separate server, the Premium edition of Windows EBS might be the right solution for you. To learn…

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SCE Season for EBS

Windows Essential Business Server (EBS) just launched (woo hoo!), the winter gloom has settled here in Redmond, and our thoughts turn to … SCE! No, not skiing, although that will come soon enough. We mean Microsoft System Center Essentials 2007, one of the key server technologies that make up the Windows EBS server suite. SCE…

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