What’s New: Windows Small Business Server 2008 (SBS) and Windows Essential Business Server 2008 (EBS) will be published in Microsoft’s price lists commencing on October 1st 2008 for SBS and November 1st for EBS. Normally, when product becomes available on our price lists, it also becomes available for download from eOpen and VLSC. However, SBS and EBS will not be available for download.
Why are we doing this: There are a number of reasons behind this decision, including the size of the files for downloading.
Timelines: SBS will be published on the October 1st pricelist, EBS will be published on the November 1st pricelist. Both products will be available for fulfillment by calling the local ROC Fulfillment center once these products appear on the pricelists, in addition a link to allow ordering online will be available on eOpen and VLSC commencing November 17th.
Additional Information: Partners can visit the volume licensing site (http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/default.mspx) to learn more about ordering these products. We wanted to share this information with you in the event Partners call the RSC’s to enquire about the availability of these products or the whereabouts of the products they ordered. If you do receive these calls, please apologize to the Partner for the inconvenience and point them to the volume licensing site or their local ROC Fulfillment Vendor for the information they require.