Windows Essential Business Server (EBS) has been released to manufacturing (RTM) with general availability on November 12 according to the team blog: The Essential Business Server Team Blog. The EBS brings Windows Server and related technologies to medium-size organizations with few or no IT support staff.
EBS is an all-in-one server stack designed to meet the needs of medium-size businesses. The server bundle can be configured with support from Microsoft's channel partners.
The server is available in two editions, Standard and Premium. For a comparison of features, see Compare Features. In general, Essential Business Server includes the following technologies bundled for small businesses:
Windows Server 2008 Standard Technologies
Premium version includes
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Standard Edition