Monthly Archives: July 2008

The Essential Business Server (EBS) Team sharing the love with their new prep wizard!

Looking for a cool way to check the health of your current network(s)?  Well here’s a free, yes that’s right, free, download compliments of Eric Watson and the Essential Business Server team over at Microsoft.  A few of us ran into Eric at lunch last Friday and were ecstatic to hear he was carrying through on his earlier idea of giving the tool out to the community as a gift from the EBS team.  The prep and planning tool is a great way to check your AD, network, Exchange, SCE, and overall Server configs.  We’ve been using it in our EBS TAP sites and have been impressed.

Check out the EBS Blog for Eric’s announcement and the download link.

Thanks to all involved in the production of this, especially a particular MS employee down in Las Colinas Texas.  You rock!



Essential Business Server (EBS) RC1 announced today at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference!

Eric Watson demo’d EBS RC1 today live at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in Houston, Texas.  Check out his blog post for screen shots and more details!