Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Windows Small Business Server “7” Released to Public Beta

This morning Microsoft released the Windows Small Business Server “7” release to Beta.  This marks yet another major milestone for the Windows Server Solutions Team, now releasing both the Windows Home Server “Vail”, and Windows Small Business Server Hybrid Edition “Aurora” into beta.

SBS 7 marks a major release in the *next* set of all-on-premise solutions.  Updates include:

  • Base OS is updated to Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Exchange is updated to Exchange 2010 SP1
  • SharePoint is updated to Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010
  • Windows Software Update Services is updated
  • The new Remote Web Access (RWA) experience is newer (and matches Aurora!)
  • Bug fixes
  • etc

You can try out the new SBS “7” beta by pointing your favorite browser to the SBS Connect site, or jump straight to the downloads page.  Don’t forget if you need help, or find an issue to give us feedback, or talk about it in the Newsgroups.

More details can be found on the Official SBS blog.