Announcing Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials

Announcing Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials – The Official SBS Blog – Site Home – TechNet Blogs:
http://blogs.technet.com/b/sbs/archive/2010/11/08/announcing-windows-storage-server-2008-r2-essentials.aspx

Beta Name

New Name

What it does

Vail

Windows Home Server

  • 10 users
  • No domain
  • Client backup
  • Media streaming
  • Remote Web Access
  • Can support Macs
  • Win2k8 r2 base
  • 64 bit only

Aurora

SBS Essentials

  • 25 users
  • Must be a domain controller
  • Client backup
  • No Media streaming
  • Remote Web Access
  • Can support Macs
  • Meant to have hosted Exchange/SharePoint, not on premise
  • Win2k8 r2 base
  • 64 bit only

Breckinridge

Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials

  • 25 users
  • Can be workgroup, can be member of a domain, cannot be a RODC
  • Client backup
  • Media streaming (think training videos at the firm and what not)
  • Remote Web Access
  • Can support Macs
  • Can be a remote office file server

SBSv7

SBS Standard

  • 75 users
  • Must be a domain controller
  • No Client backup
  • Remote Web Access
  • Must have Office 2010 via VL to have Office Web Apps
  • Exchange 2010
  • SharePoint Foundation 2010
  • Win2k8 r2 base
  • 64bit only

SBS Premium add on

Windows 2008 R2

SQL 2008 R2 for small businesses

Add on of Windows and SQL to EITHER SBS Essentials or SBS Standard

Downgrade rights

SBS 2011

SBS 2011 can be downgraded to SBS 2008

Downgrade rights

Premium add on

Can be downgraded to Windows 2008, SQL 2008


Yup we’ll have a pop quiz in the morning.

3 Thoughts on “Announcing Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials

  1. Phil Wisch on November 8, 2010 at 2:47 pm said:

    Nice matrix!! thanks!

  2. Just me on November 8, 2010 at 8:06 pm said:

    No client backup in SBSv7 while Vail and Aurora have it??? C’mon, tell me you’re kidding!

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