WHS PowerPack 1 Reminder

Just a reminder to those of you who were on the WHS PowerPack 1 beta: Remember to uninstall PPK1 beta, and then after rebooting WHS, be sure to run Windows Update pull down the final release version of Power Pqck 1 (KB944289). I love my WHS! (And it’s saved my “you know what” one more than one occasion) Enjoy!  

SBS2008 and Sharepoint

I’ve listened to three live web training sessions on SBS2008 recently. On all three sessions, they had Microsoft Partners share their “real world” customer experiences with the early betas of SBS2008. I was interested (perhaps surprised?) to hear all three Microsoft Partners rank Sharepoint 3.0 as being one of the major hot topics for their customers. One of the partners emphasized that we should NOT view Sharepoint as an optional extra, just as most of us do not view Exchange as an option to SBs, but an integral part. If your only experience with Sharepoint ahs been with version 1.x/2.x, perhaps it’s time to … Continue reading SBS2008 and Sharepoint

SBS2008 Answer File

For all of you SBS old timers, one of the new features with SBS 2008 is the Answer File. By using the answer file, not only can you streamline and automate the initial setup of SBS 2008, which speeds up the setup process, but it also allows you to ensure that you setup every customer consistently, and generate a supporting document. Is it rocket science? No way! But it sure is a great tool to use. For example, by disabling the unattended mode, you can use the answer tool as a way to train a junior employee on the SBS 2008 process. Also, if you … Continue reading SBS2008 Answer File

SBS 2008 Song & Dance?

SBS2008 is quickly rolling through its beta testing and the official release has been set for Nov 12, 2008. So, i thought it would only be appropriate to get people fired up by putting together a small tribute to the past versions of SBS, and a look forward to SBS2008 (with kudo’s to the Canadian national anthem). Enjoy! First, you will want to display or print out the words and music: O Microsoft Lyrics and Songsheet (PDF file)Then, click on this link to hear the full recording: SBS 2008’s O Microsoft! (WMV 9Mb) P.S. It works best if you sing VERY … Continue reading SBS 2008 Song & Dance?