Microsoft’s Small Business Server 2011 Essentials now factory installed

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As the end of the year approaches, small businesses are looking for ways to be more productive and save money.  However, when introducing new technology such as a first server, this can be a challenge. We’re happy to report Dell’s providing a way to make the process easier and less time consuming.   Small businesses can now get Microsoft’s Small Business Server 2011 Essentials (SBS Essentials 2011), factory installed on their first server.  

Designed and priced for small businesses with up to 25 users, Dell and SBS 2011 Essentials gives your small business a comprehensive but easy-to-manage first server solution that enables effortless printer sharing, easy file sharing and storage, automated PC backup, remote access to files and applications, and the ability to utilize and manage cloud services. By integrating Microsoft server software on Dell PowerEdge servers in the factory, Dell decreases setup time, improving reliability and empowering business owners to start reaping the benefits of their new server right away. And, you can rest assured our engineers have tested and validated the software to help you get up to speed quickly, improve reliability and increase efficiency.

 So what’s new?

  • Dell is offering all of the hardware, software, services and support from a single point of contact at a competitive price
  • The Intel Small Business Manageability Plug-In and vPro Processor utilizing Intel KVM technology allows you to access your PC from anywhere – even when powered off – to diagnose and fix issues.   
  • The Printer Plug-In conveniently monitors toner and paper maintenance on network attached printers
  • You can now manage your server from a Win 7 phone or Win 7 enabled laptop.

Update: The Printer Plug-in is not yet available. We expect to offer it to customers soon.

Helping you Plan Your Windows SBS 2011 Essentials Solution
Not sure which software or hardware would be the best fit for your Windows SBS 2011 Essentials Solution? Dell can help you choose what will best meet your business needs through the Small and Medium Business OS Advisor Tool. By answering a short series of questions, the OS Advisor generates a recommended configuration that includes a customized purchasing guide you can use to place your order with Dell.

To learn more, visit So, tell us, how is Dell making a difference in your IT environment?

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