Tuesday, November 18, 2008

OneCare announces a Consumer Security Strategy Update

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OneCare made a big announcement today to adjust the Microsoft solutions to ensure more customers are getting the essential protection they need.  If you are a OneCare subscriber, there is no action to take at this time.

For details on the change, visit the Windows One Care weblog.

Q: How does this impact Windows Small Business Server 2008 (part of the Windows Essentials Server Solutions offerings) and Windows Live OneCare for Server?

A: Microsoft will continue to support the 120 day trial for Windows Live OneCare for Server offered in SBS 2008.  The subscription service will be available for purchase through June 30, 2009.  Microsoft will ensure Windows Live OneCare for Server subscribers will remain protected for the duration of their trials and subscriptions.  For language and market availability please see http://www.microsoft.com/sbs/en/us/editions-overview.aspx.

Q. Didn’t you announce at the Windows Small Business Server 2008 beta that Windows Live OneCare for Server would be offered as a trial on SBS 2008? 

A. Yes we did and in some cases the new Windows Small Business Server 2008 will ship with a Windows Live OneCare for Server trial (please see http://www.microsoft.com/sbs/en/us/editions-overview.aspx for language and market availability).  This announcement does not affect the trial at this time.  Microsoft will continue to support the 120 day trial for Windows Live OneCare for Server currently offered in SBS 2008.  The subscription service will be available for purchase through June 30, 2009.  Microsoft will ensure Windows Live OneCare for Server subscribers will remain protected for the duration of their trials and subscriptions.

If you have questions on the OneCare solution, please level them as comments on the original announcement.


4 comments:

Joe_Raby said...

So basically OneCare for Server lasted less than a year.

Then what?

We go back to using Trend Micro again? *shudders*

Hescominsoon said...

Or AVG..or nod 32 or any of a myriad of options. I'm not a fan of TM due to them suing barracuda networks over the open source AV clamav. TM is trying to put Glam off the net..not going to happen.

gordonf said...

Oh yes, there are a myriad of options.

But now I have to tell all my sites that Microsoft have changed the rules again. I look silly for talking people into using OneCare.

The excuse given by MS in their announcement is that they need to focus on a free consumer malware product. What, they can't multitask?

yee-haw said...

Does anyone know if Symantec will have a version of Endpoint Protection available for SBS 2008 in the forseeable future? What does everyone think about this product? We've been using it on SBS 2003, but it's a bit of a pig. Anyone have better luck with other solutions?