Windows Small Business Server 2008 and Windows Essential Business Server 2008 will ship in mid-November. Early trial releases are available now on MultiplyYourPower.com. Both servers are part of the Windows Essential Server Solutions that help small businesses with a cost effective platform for your software applications.
Windows Small Business Server 2008 standard edition comes with Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, Windows Live OneCare for Server, and other utilities. Premium edition adds the small business version of SQL Server 2008 and several other technologies.Windows Small Business Server is designed for companies with between 5 and 75 users.
Windows Essential Business Server 2008, which Microsoft developed under the code name Centro, is designed for mid-sized businesses of between 25 and 300 users. The Premium version includes SQL Server for hosting web sites.
ISVs who target small businesses can integrate the servers into their solution under the ISV Royalty Program.