IAMCP Advocates for change – Silver Partners get 25 SBS User CALs

This morning I received word back from the Microsoft Server and Cloud group that they will be increasing the number of Client Access Licenses given to Silver Partners to 25. Here is my initial case on behalf of partners: ~ Hello SBS team, As an advocate for the partner community I would like to point out a silly mistake in the partner benefits and elaborate a case for change. Keeping this short, it is better if partners install on SBS since it gets them up and running with a pile of MS technologies all at once in a best practices … Continue reading IAMCP Advocates for change – Silver Partners get 25 SBS User CALs

Aurora Sheds Light on Public Skies

In case you missed it, a new server solution for the SMB space has cracked open the door of its private enclave. The Aurora is lighting up where there was nothing but NDA darkness before.  The party within is attracting people who want to see what is going on inside. Let this mystical product that has been lingering in subtext of MVP non-disclosure talk simplify some of the basic needs of every day business users. I call is a stepping stone product that helps businesses manage their data locally while leveraging the  Cloud to promote redundancy and agility. Here is … Continue reading Aurora Sheds Light on Public Skies

SBS 2008: Increasing Mailbox Quota

It is never too late to post good information. Here is a link to a technet artcile which covers increasing the mailbox quota: Change Exchange Server 2007 mailbox sizes for Windows SBS 2008 migration http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc527564(WS.10).aspx Jeff LoucksAvailable Technology  Subscribe in a reader 

Hyper-V 2008 R2 – Gotcha #1 – How to install Windows Server 2003 SP2 without a network card

Well I am deep into using Hyper-V R2 and I have probably forgotten a dozen things that caught me off guard at the beginning. I have resolved to just blog about them as they come up rather that put them in order of importance. In order for Hyper-V 2008 R2 Integration services to be installed on Windows Server 2003, SP2 needs to be installed. Now in most circustances this would not be a problem because you could use slipstreamimng to make another ISO image with the SP2 or SP3 install files. For more information on slip streamimng look here: How … Continue reading Hyper-V 2008 R2 – Gotcha #1 – How to install Windows Server 2003 SP2 without a network card

Why small businesses use Windows Small Business Server

Reposted from the Offical SBS BLog. We’re often talking with small business owners about their business – to understand not only their needs and usage of technology, but also what’s important to them as business owners.  Not surprisingly saving time and money, all the while providing better and differentiated service to their customers is of key importance.  Windows Small Business Server 2008 (SBS 2008) is really a best kept secret that is a catalyst for small businesses to reduce costs, increase productivity and delight their customers because it really enables them to organize their business and communicate more effectively internally … Continue reading Why small businesses use Windows Small Business Server