OK – ever since WUS – pronounce woooss (Windows Update Services now renamed WSUS), I learned that either someone in the server naming department in Microsoft has a sense of humor or is really dull. Today Eric Ligman blogs about the formal announcement of naming rights for – formerly known as Centro – WEBS, Windows Essential Business Server. Now maybe you like Spiderman or you had a good take at Halloween but this is no basis to go naming servers especially ones that don’t include X-Box (no that isn’t a feature request BTW). Does anyone else see the possible correlation between the metaphor of cobwebs being used at some future blog or news article by the ever present critics. Still this server is pretty cool when looking under the theoretical “still in beta” hood.
Take a look at what they are cramming into this solution for midsize business:
Windows Server 2008, Exchange Server 2007, Forefront Security for Exchange, System Center Essentials, the next version of ISA Server and SQL Server 2008 Standard Edition (exclusive to the Premium branded WEBS)
For further information look here: http://blogs.msdn.com/mssmallbiz/archive/2007/11/07/5955270.aspx