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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The Microsoft® Office 365 Integration Module Beta for Windows SBS 2011 Essentials is now available!

The highly anticipated Microsoft Office 365 Integration Module 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. For more information about the Office 365 Integration Module for Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials, see the related article on…

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An update to the Windows SBS 2011 Migration Preparation Tool is now available

The Windows SBS Sustaining Engineering team has just released an update to the Migration Preparation Tool. This tool is run on the migration source server (for example, a computer that is running Windows Small Business Server 2003 or Windows Small Business Server 2008) to prepare the source server for migration. This update adds preparation rules…

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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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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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Additional Migration Guides for Windows SBS 2011 Standard are Available!

As promised, we have just published additional migration guides to help you migrate to Windows SBS 2011 Standard. The following guides are available: Migrate to Windows Small Business Server 2011 from Windows Small Business Server 2008 Describes how to migrate an existing Windows SBS 2008 domain to Windows SBS 2011 Standard and then to migrate the settings and…

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Preparing to Migrate to Windows SBS 2011 Standard? Take the Inside Lane!!

To help you get a jump on your future server migration, we have just published a downloadable and printable copy of “Migrate to Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard from Windows Small Business Server 2003”! This guide describes the migration process in detail and walks you through the various steps. Do you want to get a look…

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Windows SBS 2011 Standard has been released to manufacturing!

We are very pleased to let you know that we have achieved a major milestone in getting the next version of Windows SBS into the hands of customers. We signed-off on the RTM software, which will become available to the general public early next year. Windows SBS 2011 Standard includes familiar server management tools and the…

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