To answer Joe’s question about inplace-upgrade-ability you have to remember the parts that will be in SBS v7(next) that will migrated to.. Exchange 2010.

And is there an inplace migration to ability from Exchange 2007 to Exchange 2010?

The answer is no you must do another move mailboxes routine to get from Exchange 2007 to Exchange 2010.

So… therefore is there an inplace upgrade from SBS 2008 to SBS v7(next)

Do the math.  The answer is it”s a migration.

But there is a clarification/correction that needs to be made to Paul Thurrott’s SBS ariticle and in particular this one – 

That is, Aurora cannot be added to an existing Active Directory (AD) domain. Instead, it must be the first server in a new domain. This will limit its uptake with existing customers, and I suspect that is very much on purpose.

There actually will be a migration plan for Aurora and it won’t be clean install/forget your entire exisitng AD like it implies there.

Stay tuned for more as the preview betas get released in August.



2 Thoughts on “How to get from SBS to SBS

  1. Joe Raby on July 14, 2010 at 9:23 am said:


  2. Joe Raby on July 14, 2010 at 9:36 am said:

    Will there be an “upgrade” version of SBS 7 at a lower cost, or must you be an SA customer to get it?

    Will Aurora be available through Upgrade Rights for SBS 2008 SA customers?

    Will partners get a discount on Aurora online service add-ons? I’m thinking about the relevance of using MAPS software on-site, and the relationship to Microsoft’s “all-in” cloud strategy. How good could Microsoft’s messaging be if partners had to pay full price for online services when they previously got MAPS for a heavy discount? Is that going to dissuade partners from recommending Microsoft’s hosted services?

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