Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008 with Windows Server 2008 SP2, part of the Microsoft Windows Essential Business Solutions family, is the next major release of Windows Small Business Server 2003 R2 product. Windows Small Business Server 2008 (SBS 2008) with Windows Server 2008 SP2 is designed to provide small organizations with an affordable, ‘all in one’ comprehensive network solution that protects important data and drives business growth. Windows SBS 2008 with Windows Server 2008 SP2 is available in Standard and Premium Edition, with Premium Edition now run on a second server with SQL Server 2008 Standard Edition. Windows SBS 2008 with Windows Server 2008 SP2 will be offered in x64-only.
Windows SBS 2008 with Windows Server 2008 SP2 delivers new features and capabilities for small businesses:
Greater security and data protection
Simple, easy online marketing presence: Integrates with Microsoft Office Live Small Business to simplify set up and management of professional web sites and private work spaces.
Better productivity: Integration with Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and support for Windows mobile devices.
IT made easy: Deployment, setup and administration is dramatically simplified and improved. New single CALs make
Windows Small Business Server 2008 licensing more flexible and cost-effective.
Manageability: A streamlined administration console; monitoring across servers and client PCs; and customizable, remotelyaccessible reports.
Provides an ideal platform for critical business application with Premium Edition which includes Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Standard Edition for Small Business and Windows Server 2008 Standard technologies for SBS Premium – now run on a second hardware server.
New with SBS 2008 is the removal of enforcement of CALs. There is no need to activate additional SBS client access licenses.
Windows SBS 2008 with Windows Server 2008 SP2 from HP is available for purchase with a HP ProLiant server either preinstalle