Windows Small Business Server 2008 Standard Features
Every Feature a Small Business Needs Without the Unnecessary Complexity
One of the key differences between larger and smaller businesses is the ability of larger organizations to hire the kind of tech help necessary to run massive servers and find important tech solutions to their businesses.
Windows Small Business Server 2008 Standard levels the playing field by providing a huge number of server features while minimizing the complexity of running the server itself so that anyone can do it. The server provides all of the following features and more:
Remote access for business flexibility: Get the kind of business flexibility larger corporations take for granted with powerful remote access capabilities on this server. Users are able to connect and interact with the server and with colleagues no matter where they are. It makes it easier to seek out the right people for your business without having to be so location focused.
Data backup for devices and the server itself: One of the primary benefits of having a high-quality server attached to your business is the security of knowing your data is safe. Businesses without servers have to rely on individual employees to keep their data up to date. In the case of some catastrophic technical trouble, important data can be lost forever, setting the business back. That risk is completely removed with Windows Small Business Server 2008 Standard because the server not only backs of its own data, it backs up device data as well, allowing for documents to always be available, no matter what happens to devices.
New server security to keep that data safe: If you are going to trust your server to handle all your data, you need to be able to know the data on the server is also safe, particularly from outside threats. Windows Small Business Server 2008 Standard includes two new security programs to provide quality protection against such dangers. There is Windows Live OneCare, which provides comprehensive security for the whole server. ForeFront Security singles out Exchange communication tools to make sure malware doesn’t infiltrate through your business email.
Perfect your small business collaboration: One of the key drawbacks to small business work is the lack of advanced collaboration tools that larger businesses employ to bring out the best ideas from their employees. With SharePoint attached to Windows Small Business Server 2008 Standard, small businesses can instantly catch up to their larger competitors by providing all the tools necessary to work together on the server. These tools include document libraries, wikis, surveys, and coordinated calendars. Altogether, more documents and ideas can be shared more easily.
Communicate with employees and clients: If a business wants to be able to work closely, especially across greater distances, you need quality communication and organization tools. And that’s precisely what you get with Exchange and Outlook Web Access. The two programs combine to provide excellent email services, contacts, and calendars that can be accessed on the server or on another device.
Simplify the server process for users and administrators: The main benefit of Windows Small Business Server 2008 Standard isn’t the above-mentioned tools, it’s those tools combined with the simplicity of operation found on the server. Users are better able to navigate the server because of internal websites that can funnel them towards key programs, documents, and tools. Administrators can better run the server because wizards remove the complexity of even the most advanced operations. For all parties, this is a server that is just easier to use, even with its amazing features.
Add more dynamic data analysis easily: For those who need more than these programs, who need business intelligence capabilities, there’s an easy solution: the Premium server. Microsoft offers this completely separate SQL Server at a low price and makes it possible to connect the two servers so they work as one. It’s the easiest way to get more data analysis and keep all the great qualities of Windows Small Business Server 2008 Standard.