Thursday, August 21, 2008

Windows Small Business Server 2008 RTMs!

Today, at 11:00am, the entire SBS product team crowded into the Ship-room conference room (most likely a fire violation) to sign-off and celebrate the release of Windows SBS 2008 to the wild.  After 3-4 years of sold work on the product, it's time to set it free, time to let it run in the wild.

This has been a HUGE release for this team, of which the following things were accomplished:

  • The team integrated not only across team, but across time zones (China, India, United Kindom, etc)
  • The team integrated multiple companies (OEMs, Domain name providers, etc)
  • The team released 2 private betas, 2 public betas and 2 release candidates
  • The team processed over 2000 pieces of feedback from the community betas
  • The team doubled in size
  • The team continued to fully support SBS 2003, while building a new product, SBS 2008
  • The team dunked our Product Unit Manager in whip-cream.

This is a huge milestone for the product team, we are very proud to reach this point, and we are excited to give you Windows Small Business Server 2008!


2 comments:

Computer Networking said...

Congratulations Sean and team! I'm sure that the rest of the SMB world is ALMOST as excited as you are. I can't wait for it to hit the Action Pack!

Computer Networking said...

According to Microsoft at https://partner.microsoft.com/40013779 it should be shipping with the Action Pack in October.