Based on proven and reliable technology, Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation is designed for small businesses of 15 users or fewer, who do not necessarily require the whole suite of features that come with Windows Small Business Server but want a lower-cost alternative that offers file and print sharing, remote access, and security features.
A simple and familiar Windows experience means your customers can get up and running quickly. And an easy upgrade path to higher-end versions of Windows Server enables you to help your customers upgrade as their businesses grow.
Designed specifically for one-processor server hardware systems, the Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation operating system is available only on equipment manufactured by original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). For details on exact server models, please contact your OEM server manufacturer.
Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation is an ideal first-server solution for small businesses. Learn how to identify customers who will benefit from purchasing their first server, and take your customer relationships and services to the next level. Explore the opportunities to implement Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation in a new online session today.
This new series of readiness webcasts has been created to help you sell Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation to your small business customers. In each of the following sessions, we discuss a framework that you can use to engage with your customers and close sales.
|Identifying and Selling to Small-Business Customers
||Learn how Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation compares to Windows Server Standard, what the market opportunity is, and how you can identify customers who will benefit from purchasing their first server. We discuss various solutions that Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation can offer to address your customers’ business needs—solutions that simply aren’t possible with peer-to-peer networking and desktop operating systems. |
|Setting Up File and Print Services
||Are your customers asking you to help them protect their data and work more efficiently? Do they need a more reliable way to store, find, and back up their business-critical data? We demonstrate how to set up File and Print Services as well as Windows Backup to provide centralized file storage that can be protected with confidence. |
|Setting Up Remote Access
||Are your customers asking you to help them provide remote access for their businesses? Do they need to be able to connect to computers running their business-critical applications while away from the office, or to access their data from home? We demonstrate how to set up Terminal Services Gateway, virtual private networking, and remote administration features to provide a rich set of remote access capabilities. |
|Setting Up Active Directory
||Are your customers looking for better security to protect and control access to their business information? Could they benefit from centralized management of their user accounts and workstations? We demonstrate how to set up Active Directory and discuss the advantages it provides over peer-to-peer workgroups, including Folder Redirection. We also discuss the impact it has on workstations and user profiles. |
|Setting Up Business Applications
||Do your customers have line-of-business applications that they depend on to run their businesses? Or an accounting application that needs to run on a secure and reliable platform? We demonstrate running a popular accounting package on the server, how to access it remotely, and how to use the Windows Server Backup feature. |
|Setting Up SharePoint Foundation 2010
||Do your customers want to improve their efficiency and productivity? Are they looking for a better way to collaborate, coordinate, and work together? We demonstrate how to set up SharePoint Foundation 2010 (the next version of Windows SharePoint Services) to provide easy-to-use collaboration and intranet capabilities. |