Small Business Server 2008 – From the Summit

Once again, I was amazed at how much the Small Business Server team shared with us at this years summit.  I must quickly mention that a lot of that is to do with Kevin Beares, so thanks man!

A lot of what we heard is still very much NDA, but there are a lot of things that the press have already released so I thought it would be a good thing to give out a “you may not know this about SBS2008” list:

  • There is some really cool backup stuff coming – I cannot say more than that!
  • There is going to be a Windows Live Onecare especially for Small Business Server 2008.
  • There will be (excellent) Office Live integration to get your company a web presence right out of the box.   <<<  I would like to point out that this is VERY cool.
  • There are massively improved migration tools.
  • You will be able to have a USB key to run the “Connect Computer” client on PC’s instead of having to go to the website.
  • WSUS can be removed from the server and everything, including reports will function perfectly.  Not a “feature” per say, but something that R2 users will especially appreciate.

There are some other REALLY cool things that I cannot talk about, but I am sure that info will be available over the coming months…

Edit:  I just read this post again…    Did I say “cool” enough?

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