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SBS 2008: Released to Manufacturing! 

Excerpt from the post on the SBS blog by group program manager Dean Paron: On behalf of the SBS team, I am extremely pleased to announce that Windows Small Business Server 2008 software has been finalized!  Today both SBS Standard and Premium are being released to manufacturing, which means we begin the process of finalizing international versions,...

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New branch office appliance from Citrix 

We’ve blogged about the use of Windows Server within branch offices several times here and here. Many of them kicked off with the introduction of Windows Server 2003 R2. Today Citrix announced Branch Repeater, which they say is a new line of branch office appliances. Here’s a description I received from Citrix: Citrix Branch Repeater debuts...

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Windows Essential Server Solutions go public 

Good news. Today we opened up the Public Preview for Windows Essential Server Solutions – Small Business Server 2008 and Essential Business Server 2008.  Visit here to find out how to download and evaluate the Release Candidate 0 versions of both.  EBS is available now, SBS will be up within a few weeks – but...

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Essential Server Solutions at SMB Summit 

Greetings from Dallas at the SMB Summit, where 400+ channel partners are gearing up for Windows Essential Server Solutions.  Small Business Server 2008 is the topic du jour, tomorrow is all about Essential Business Server 2008 for midsized companies.  The Microsoft team is here in force, providing technical sessions, hands on labs (powered by HP hardware), and...

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“Centro” = Windows Essential Business Server 

Today we announced Windows Essential Business Server as the official name for Windows Server codename “Centro,” our upcoming IT solution designed for mid-sized organizations.  We unveiled details about the product, available here, as well as an initial set of hardware and software partners supporting the solution. If you are interested in applying for the private beta,...

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SP2 to AU next Tues 

FYI next week on Tuesday, June 12th we will begin releasing Windows Server 2003 SP2 through Automatic Updates (AU.)   To ensure more control over when and how SP2 is deployed, users will need to click on the AU “Updates are ready to install” balloon notification, accept the end user license agreement and go through...

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SP2 to You 

Based on customer feedback and requests, we have improved the Windows Update, Automatic Update and WSUS user install experience with Windows Server 2003 SP2.   The experience is now more like that with Windows XP SP2 , meaning Windows Update End User License Agreement (EULA) acceptance and a Welcome screen will now be part of installation...

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