Monday, March 10, 2008

Haven't Tried Small Business Server in a while?

A lot has changed since Small Business Server 2000, let alone what's coming out end of this year with Small Business Server 2008. If you used Small Business Server 4.0/4.5, 2000, and you haven't touched it yet. It's time to keep your eyes peeled for the Beta of SBS 2008, and learn about all the goodness that has creeped into the product

If you still aren't sure about trying it. Tom, the SBS Guru is ready and willing to tell you why SBS is what suites your needs, and why you can stop spending too much money on standard versions and struggle to put it together yourself. Why waste your time?!

Here are some myths that I'd like squish

  • Small Business Server is too expensive - What? like cheaper than Windows Server, and Exchange, but comes with both?

  • Small Business Server is a single server solution - No no no! SBS comes as a single solution, Add additional servers all you like! Backup Domain Controllers, TS in app-sharing, Line of Business Applications, the list is endless!

  • Small Business Server isn't big enough for my busiess - Like Canada isn't big enough for 33 million people? Hardly, Depending on the hardware, you can add as much load as you want

  • Wizards are for people who don't know what they are doing - I think Tom has some information you'd be interested in. Wizards standardize the installs, making it easy for you to remember what was done, and not forget steps!

So if you haven't tried SBS in a while, it's time to light-up and old candle, Get on the public beta (details coming in the next month or so) and learn to love SBS.

... Also, if you really hate wizards, try Punching One over at The SBS Guru's Blog... KA-POW!


Fritzly said...

Any idea where to apply for the technical beta program? I was enrolled, among others, in the one for SBS 2003 and I would be very interested to participate in this one too.

Sean Daniel said...

Hey Fritzly,

Keep your eyes on the Windows Small Business Server 2008 website, or this blog. Open registration is not yet available for the Beta, but I will let you know as soon as it is!