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Small Business Server 2011: The Core of the Cloud-Friendly Business

Microsoft Small Business Server 2011 is the latest generation of the popular all-in-one server. It's designed to take care of critical IT needs, so you can focus on productivity.

SBS 2011 combines several Microsoft server technologies into one package. It runs your network and your email. File storage and backup. Security and remote access. And in the latest version, you're now able to integrate cloud-based services like Office 365.

New Features in SBS 2011 – Improvements on SBS 2008

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  1. Small Business Server now comes in 2 versions.
    1. 2011 Essentials (nicknamed "Aurora"), perfect as a new business' first server.
    2. 2011 Standard for small businesses up to 75 users.
  2. Simplified licensing – one product, one price, and one CAL.
  3. Automatic Daily Backup in 2011 Standard
  4. If you want to add a full SQL Server, a Premium Add-On is available for adding to 2011 Standard.
  5. Remote access improvements (see the "Advantages" section below).

Features Included in SBS 2011 – Email, Network Management, Security, Cloud

  • SBS 2011 Essentials includes:
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 technologies
    • Cloud integration – work with Office 365, hosted email, collaboration, etc.
    • Supports up to 25 users
    • No CALs needed for user PCs
  • SBS 2011 Standard includes:
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 technologies
    • Exchange Server 2010
    • Microsoft SharePoint
    • Supports up to 75 users
  • The Premium Add-On includes SQL Server 2008 R2 and a second Windows Server.
  • Manage all of your business' computers and servers from one Administrative Console.
  • SBS 2011 monitors user PCs at all times, to make sure their antivirus and security protections are up to date.

Advantages of Migrating to SBS 2011 – Anywhere Access, Scalability, Backups

  • Run everything a small business needs in one spot – email, file storage, networking, security.
  • Protect your data with:
    • Automatic backups: restore a single file, or an entire server.
    • Disaster recovery options.
  • The server is scalable at a click.
  • Users can connect to their information, and share it with others, from virtually anywhere (securely!).

Go With PlanetMagpie for Small Business Server 2011 Consulting

We've installed and supported Microsoft Small Business Server for 11 years now.

Plus, we have Local and Cloud Options. Try a Hosted SBS 2011 Package from PlanetMagpie Managed IT Services:
  • No hardware to install on-site
  • Nightly backup of your production environment
  • Lower up-front cost
  • And your users can access their files from anywhere.

PlanetMagpie: Expert SBS 2011 Support in the San Francisco Bay Area

Not sure whether SBS 2011 is a good fit for you? Email PlanetMagpie's IT Consulting Division with your questions.
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