Microsoft has made business operations much simpler and more accessible through the new Windows Small Business Server 2011. Packed with enhanced features and improvements, it is a must for every small business. Microsoft has released an upgrade to its Small Business Server Platform – Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard. Based on the Windows SBS 2008, it carries most of the easy-to-use features that have made it a standard in many businesses, plus several new features that make it a much more efficient and effective business tool. Some key features of Windows SBS 2011 Standard include: the ability to recover files with automatic backup in case files and documents get compromised or lost; the ability to share documents and files from a central hub; access to information both in and outside the office; and new business software and application compatibilities. Microsoft has also made the migration of data and other information from the old platform much easier, based on input from partners who tested the software during the beta phase of its development. Other major changes that Windows SBS 2011 addresses are upgrades to both the Exchange Server and SharePoint foundation, as well as the SQL server. The upgrade also provides better remote access and better security, as well as an easier-to-use internal website that serves as a hub for users and clients to access information and data. If your business is running Windows Small Business Server 2008, it might make sense to upgrade. If you would like to know more about how this upgraded platform can help your business, please contact us and we’ll be happy to provide a free assessment of your options.