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Windows SBS 2011 Essentials Is a Cross-Premise Small Business Solution

A new edition of Windows Small Business Server, Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials (SBS 2011 Essentials) is an affordable, easy-to-use first server option designed and priced for small businesses with up to 25 users.

SBS 2011 Essentials introduces cross-premise functionality, providing small businesses with on-premise file and print, security, backup, Remote Web Access and identity management services, combined with optional off-premise services.

SBS 2011 Essentials incorporates best-of-breed 64-bit product technologies to deliver a server environment well suited for most small businesses.

The product technologies in SBS 2011 Essentials include:

  • Windows Server 2008 R2. Provides the core foundation of SBS 2011. Windows Server 2008 R2 is the most flexible and robust Windows Server operating system to date.
  • Network Monitoring and Protection. SBS 2011 Essentials monitors its own health status and the status of client computers running Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Mac OS X version 10.5 and above. Health status notifies your customers of issues or problems related to computer backups, server storage, low disk space and more.

The optional Small Business Server Premium Add-on includes a licensed copy of Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard technologies (including Hyper-V and Remote Desktop Services) and Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition for Small Business, providing customers and partners with a comprehensive data management and analysis solution.

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