Small Business Server 2011 Essentials RTM

Along with the previous post with Windows Home Server, Microsoft has announced that they have signed off on the RTM for Windows Server 2011, Small Business Server Essentials. This is a great server product for businesses with less than 25 users to offer the stability and security that comes with Microsoft’s Server products.

    • When can I get purchase SBS 2011 Essentials?
      We expect SBS 2011 Essentials to be made available via all channels including VL starting May 1.
    • What languages is SBS 2011 Essentials available in?
      SBS 2011 Essentials will be released in 19 languages including Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional, Taiwan), Chinese (Hong Kong), Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Russian, Spanish, Swedish, and Turkish.
    • When will OEMs offer SBS 2011 Essentials?
      Many OEMs and System Builders have already started building specific form factors and solutions based on SBS 2011 Essentials. We expect to start seeing them in the market starting May.
    • When will the Evaluation for SBS 2011 Essentials be made available?
      The evaluation for SBS 2011 Essentials will be released in early April.
    • When will I be able to download SBS 2011 Essentials via my TechNet or MSDN subscription?
      SBS 2011 Essentials will be made available on MSDN and TechNet also in early April.
    • When will I be able to download SBS 2011 Essentials via MAPs or MPN?
      Further information about MPN and MAPs availability will be released early April.
    • What is the difference between SBS2011 Standard and SBS 2011 Essentials?
      You can learn more about this at the official
      SBS 2011 website, and on the SBS 2011 TechNet site.