Small Business Susan

Mid Market Server at TechEd

In about a week those of you traveling to TechEd in Los Angeles need to pencil this presentation on your calendar:


http://blogs.technet.com/essentialbusinessserver/archive/2009/04/28/teched-cutting-costs-with-essential-business-server-featured-at-teched-may-11-15.aspx


The reason?  Because I haven’t met a mid market business that hasn’t has a mess of this server and glop of that one and no real organization or structure in their network.


Now mind you I still say that the name “Essential” sucks because what EBS provides a mid market firm is way more than just the essentials for the firm, but naming aside, if you happen to be down there… BE IN THAT ROOM and meet with the EBS folks.


A Cutting Costs with Windows Essential Business Server 2008 session will be featured at Microsoft Tech·Ed North America 2009, May 11-15 in Los Angeles.  Eric Watson, Group Program Manager on the EBS team, will be presenting. 


 


You’ll hear updated details on how EBS 2008 can assist you in cutting costs by maximizing user productivity, reducing IT overhead by optimizing administrative tasks, and by consolidating workloads.  EBS, a holistic approach to infrastructure for midsize businesses with up to 300 computers, is freeing time for administrators to focus more on strategically growing and optimizing their companies than troubleshooting issues. 


 


See how you can cut costs with EBS by:


  • Using a simplified management console with a single unified view that’s more secure, conforms to best practices and is extensible. 
  • Utilizing at-a-glance health updates, centralized license and user management and customizable reporting that enhances effectiveness. 
  • Consolidating workloads, reducing technology management chores and server sprawl and saving on your power and cooling footprint. 
  • Benefiting from virtualization support in EBS that is included with Hyper-V on Windows Server 2008 Standard.
  • Saving time with EBS best practices planning, preparation and installation.  See how to fix your infrastructure by running the Windows Essential Business Server Preparation and Planning Wizards, which performs over 100 infrastructure health checks that commonly break installation or cause operational issues.  Please note that the wizards are freely downloadable and can be used to identify issues in your environment regardless of an actual EBS deployment.
  • Learning from constructive and informative video demonstrations of the EBS Planning and Preparation Wizards, the ‘simple to set up’ Update Management Configuration Wizard and a video on using tasks in the Administrative Console.

The following EBS sessions are the ones to attend:


  • WSV324  Windows Essential Business Server 2008: Technologies that drive cost out of Midsize Businesses
  • TTK13  New Windows infrastructure solutions for midsize companies

Please also visit us in the EBS booth.  EBS team Senior Program Managers Kannan C. Iyer and Chuck Archer will be there all week, along with Mike van de Merwe from our TAP team.  Eric Watson will also be there, so please be sure to stop by and say hello.  We’d love to see you. 



Chuck Archer


EBS Senior Program Manager