Some of you that work closely with my team have heard that we have a beta of ExchangeDefender hooked up with SBS 2011 Essentials (server formerly known as Aurora). In effect, the software is designed to give microbusiness clients a way to centrally manage all their accounts – Exchange 2010, SharePoint 2010, ExchangeDefender and have the modifications applied to their SBS 2011 Essentials server.
We’re currently seeking a second wave of beta users. To apply, send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Active ExchangeDefender Service Provider
Active ExchangeDefender Exchange 2010 mailbox
Functional, physical, SBS 2011 deployment (no virtual machines)
System requirements exceeding Microsoft’s minimum hardware requirements for SBS 2011 Essentials.
Ability to provide admin access to our dev team for deployment and troubleshooting purposes.
If you meet all of the above requirements, we’d love to get the integration rolled out for you. There is no fee, no minimum number of users or a commitment / contract.
The overall experience will integrate the way users already manage their ExchangeDefender services (Exchange, SharePoint, ExchangeDefender) and unify the account signon and credentials across the systems.
Exchange 2010 + SharePoint 2010 is our dominant product – and SBS 2011 Aurora is yet another brick that helps small businesses climb to the cloud for services that they don’t want to manage but keep their important data and backups local. By bridging the two we can reduce the amount of maintenance and double-management happening between the cloud service and the on-premise file server.
If you’re wondering how this fits our overall strategy – in 2011 you will see announcements from us, Dell and Microsoft that unify HaaS (Hardware As A Service) and SaaS (Software as a Service) and go towards eliminating a lot of the cost and a lot of the concerns businesses have with storing data on systems that are not under their physical control.
Of course, that’s just the tip of it. If you’ve been in tune with the messaging out of OWN as of late you know that we’re extending our amazingly successful platform in more and more areas.
It’s like having your cake and eating it too