Thursday, February 21, 2008

No longer called Cougar

Ok, so Microsoft has finally gotten around to making SBS 2008 a real product. It even now has its own web site :

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver/essential/sbs/default.mspx

Still digesting exactly what all the information means but I thought this was interesting :

It has the following components as standard

  • Windows Server 2008 x64
  • Exchange 2007
  • Windows SharePoint Services 3.0
  • Windows Live OneCare for Server <<-- **
  • Subscription to Forefront Security for Exchange Server Small Business Edition <<-- **
  • Integration with Office Live Small Business <<-- **
  • Enhancements to mobile and remote working tools and management

So Microsoft is trying to make SBS 2008 an all encompassing product eh? I wonder how the people at Trend feel now they are getting cut out?

The whole press release is here :

http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2008/feb08/02-20EBFamilyPR.mspx

I'll write some more when I've had time to digest all this new info.