Small Business Server 2008 � Installation, Migration, and Configuration

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  • Install SBS 2008, based on Windows Server, 2008 into your business environment
  • Upgrade from SBS 2003 to SBS 2008 reliably
  • Securely configure network access and access from the internet
  • Enable Exchange 2007 for email, calendar, and contacts
  • Deliver collaboration tools based on SharePoint to improve finding and sharing of information across your business
  • Manage the updates and security of all the PCs in your business network avoiding viruses and data leakage
  • Empower people to work remotely away from the office, but be as productive as if they were in the office
  • Understand how to manage the services delivered to your users
  • Gain the basic systems management knowledge to start the task of keeping your server running smoothly

Small Businesses need to capitalize on the investments they make in IT to drive the business forward. SBS 2008 is uniquely positioned to deliver, but a poor implementation becomes a hindrance rather than a benefit to your business. Well implemented solutions enable your business to appear larger, yet more dynamic than many enterprises.

It's easy to get Small Business Server 2008 up and running when you've got this book to hand. It helps you in a clear and friendly manner to understand how to implement SBS 2008 inside your business in a way that matches your business needs. The author's experience enables him to share a tried and tested path to deliver the business benefits without becoming bogged down in unnecessary details that are not relevant to small businesses.

SBS 2008 is a fantastic investment for Small Businesses to make towards a well managed and highly functional IT solution in their business. This book is the culmination of many years advising small business owners and consultants on the recommend, tried and tested path to implement small business technology from Microsoft. Through this book you will gain an understanding of the features you can choose to use and then how to securely implement the server to deliver them. It will guide you through the installation and configuration process with the help of step-by-step instructions and plentiful screenshots. It will also explain how you can benefit from the collaboration tools based on SharePoint and how you can protect all your business data with a back-up process that covers anything from deleted files to a fire in the office.

Imagine how great you'll feel when your Small Business Server 2008 is ready and working, and you can get back to surfing the Internet!

  • Step-by-step guidance through the installation and configuration process with numerous pictures
  • Successfully install SBS 2008 into your business, either as a new installation or by migrating from SBS 2003
  • Configure hosted web sites for public and secure information exchange using Office Live for Small Business and Office Live Workspaces
  • An illustrative book for people with basic technical skills and no SBS background
Page Count 408
Course Length 12 hours 14 minutes
ISBN 9781847196309
Date Of Publication 21 Apr 2009


David Overton

David Overton has been in the IT industry for over 25 years and has worked at Microsoft in the UK for more than eleven years. David fell in love with Small and Medium Business when he was given responsibility for engaging with journalists at the time of the launch of Small Business Server 2003 in the UK. For the next four years David was responsible for improving SBS deliveries by Microsoft partners. As well as his day job, David is also a writer: he has written for consumer publications Windows XP and Windows Vista magazines, and he blogs at, where he helps readers find solutions to questions and problems. In 2009, David published his first book on SBS 2008 which was well received. When not working or writing, David likes to spend time with his family and also tries to fit in sailing any time of the year in any weather.