Today, Russ Madlener, Dean Paron, Brendan Power and Eric Watson gave a session at World-Wide Partner Conference breaking down which server session is right for your business; discussing the two paths of solution skus and server skus. A Solution sku is a sku that provides a solution. Examples of these are Windows Small Business Server 2008 and Windows Essential Business Server 2008, as well as Windows Home Server. A Server sku is a generic Server such as Windows Standard Server and Windows Foundation Server (New!).
Russ, introduced the session and the speakers to the audience and then the information just started coming on the key products of Windows Small Business Server 2008, Windows Essential Business Server 2008 and Windows Foundation Server 2008.
Brendan Power is one of the Senior Program Managers on Windows Server. Brendan spent his time talking about Windows Foundation server and how it differs from Windows Standard server, SBS and EBS.
Dean Paron is a PM Architect on the Windows Small Business Server team. Dean focused on ensuring the SBS feature set was discussed and how it differed from the other two products.
Eric Watson is the Group Program Manager of Essential Business Server 2008. Eric did the deep dive on EBS and how it differs from all the separate products shown today.
After introducing the different products, a high-level dive into each feature area such as “Deployment”, “Management”, “Virtualization” and others where each product speaker talked about how each of these feature areas were implemented and why during the session.
The talk session was a great success and many questions were answered for the partners at WPC 2009.