- Microsoft Small Business Server 2003
- Microsoft Windows Server 2003
- Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 / Exchange 2003
- Microsoft Office 2007 / Office 2003
- Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows XP
- Microsoft SQL Server 2005 and SQL 2000
Microsoft Small Business Server 2003
The network solution for small business, Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 (Windows SBS 2003) delivers the highly reliable and manageable Microsoft Windows 2003 Server, plus Windows 2003 server-based solutions for e-mail, fax, database, and secure, shared Internet access all in one integrated solution.
Microsoft Windows Small Business Server Standard components:
- Microsoft Windows Server 2003 - Secure, reliable operating system for file, print, and application sharing with the power of Active Directory directory service and its tools
- Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services - Team communication and collaboration environment
- Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 - Internet e-mail and messaging solution - Microsoft Outlook Web Access, to access e-mail through the Web - Shared Calendaring
- Microsoft Shared Fax Service - Fax with fewer telephone lines and from users? desktops, in addition to receiving faxes through SharePoint, e-mail, or printer
Premium Edition adds the following components:
- Microsoft ISA Server - Secure, shared Internet access. Routing and network address translation (NAT) services with firewall service.
- Microsoft SQL Server 2000 - Powerful, secure relational database for running business applications.
- Microsoft Office FrontPage 2003 - Develop sophisticated Web sites and create customized solutions for Windows SharePoint Services.
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 is the next version of Windows 2000 Server. It is a multipurpose operating system capable of handling a diverse set of server roles, depending on your needs, in either a centralized or distributed fashion.
- Efficient: 20 to 30 percent reduction in servers enabling more efficient IT infrastructure
- Manageable: 20 percent reduction in overall management costs
- Reliable: 50 percent less unplanned downtime than Windows NT Server 4.0
- Speed: Tests show doubled performance across all major workloads (file sharing, printing, directory, database, Web serving), enabling 30 percent server consolidation among early adopters.
Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and Exchange 2003
Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 delivers a reliable, scalable, and manageable messaging and collaboration solution with a low total cost of ownership. It supports a wide range of collaborative activities, including group scheduling capabilities, discussion groups, and team folders, and it provides access to information across geographic, organizational, and technological barriers.
Overview of Exchange Server 2003
Exchange Server 2003 delivers breakthrough advances in information worker productivity and network performance. Who benefits from these advances?
- Information workers get their work done more quickly because Exchange Server 2003 and Outlook 2003 work together to deliver consistently efficient access to personal business information independent of network characteristics. Information workers rely on Outlook Web Access to reach their personal business information from any computer connected to the Internet. With Exchange Server 2003, Outlook Web Access now features a UI very similar to that found in Outlook 2003, providing users with a consistent experience whether they are connecting from their desktop computer or a kiosk at an airport. In addition to improvements in the areas of security and performance, Outlook Web Access supports more Outlook functionality, including spell checking, task management, and anti-spam protection.
- Information technology (IT) managers appreciate advances in administration, security, scalability, reliability, and built-in support for mobile computing that both lower the costs of managing an Exchange-based communications infrastructure and make it easier to deliver mission-critical messaging services.
Outlook Mobile Access in Exchange 2003
Originally in Mobile Information Server 2002, Outlook Mobile Access has been enhanced in Exchange 2003:
- More protocols. In addition to supporting Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) 2.x and XHTML browser-based devices, Outlook Mobile Access now supports full HTML browsers as well as i-Mode devices such as mobile phones and personal digital assistants (PDAs).
- Lower cost of ownership. Because of the built-in mobile functionality, a separate server is no longer required, thus reducing deployment complexity and licensing requirements.
Microsoft Office 2007 / Office 2003
Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003 helps organizations and their employees transform information into impact. New and familiar products, features, and functionality improve how people and organizations connect to people, information, and business processes.
Advances in intranet collaboration through integration with the collaboration and information-sharing portal, Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies "v2.0", enable employees to access and share information both internally and externally. Support for Information Rights Management (IRM) and industry-standard Extensible Markup Language (XML) provide a platform on which to quickly build cost-effective solutions that can have an immediate impact.
The Office Professional Edition 2003 core programs include many significant changes. Some of these changes include:
- Broader XML will be available in Microsoft Office Word 2003, Excel 2003, and Microsoft Office Access 2003, and offer schemas you can customize for consuming data, smart documents, and programmable task panes and Research task panes.
- Greater integration with Windows SharePoint Services, with increased collaboration through teamsites, document workspaces, meeting workspaces, and other tools.
- A redesigned version of Outlook 2003 with an improved reading pane, smart folders, cached memory, e-mail conversation thread condensers, and many more improvements.
Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows XP
Security and Reliability
- Windows XP Professional is at least ten times more reliable than Windows 98 SE. Increased reliability means less end-user downtime, which results in a $92 annual benefit per user.
- Overall Help Desk call volume can decrease up to 40 percent with combined core reliability, security, supportability with features like System Restore, Remote Assistance, and Office XP Document Recovery.
- Protect valuable business information and spend 75 percent less time on client security management tasks with a higher level of baseline security that can protect against common security vulnerabilities such as stolen laptop, password-cracking, and exposure to viruses.
Mobility, Collaboration, and Productivity
- Windows XP mobility improvements, such as improved hot docking, transparent networking and connectivity, zero configuration wireless, resulted in $387 total cost of ownership savings and $259 annual benefit from increased mobile worker productivity.
- Real-time collaboration enables organizations to leverage the possibility of ad hoc collaboration between individuals and teams. An aerospace and manufacturing firm was able to reduce 10 percent of hours spent in travel or out-of-office meetings.
- Windows XP users are 25 percent more productive than Windows 2000 Professional users in completing common tasks such as connecting to the network and finding a document.
- With the Tablet PC, information workers will regain an average of 147 hours annually ($9,525) due to greater efficiency in capturing, organizing, and searching for information, as well as accelerated annotation and review of documents.
Manageability, Out-of-the-Box Compatibility
- Improved management tools decrease the number of desktop images an average of 60 percent, which enables IT staff to focus on other value-added activities that directly support the business.
- Fewer desktop images decrease deployment time and remote installation tools improve redeployment efficiency, providing a $36 per-PC benefit.
- Application compatibility testing demonstrated an average of 97 percent level of compatibility of Windows XP Professional with existing enterprise applications.
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 and SQL 2000
Microsoft SQL Server 2000 is the complete database and analysis offering for rapidly delivering the next generation of scalable e-commerce, line-of-business, and data warehousing solutions. It dramatically reduces the time required to bring these applications to market while offering the scalability needed for the most demanding environments.
SQL Server 2000 includes support for XML and HTTP, performance and availability features to partition load and ensure uptime, and advanced management and tuning functionality to automate routine tasks and lower total cost of ownership. SQL Server 2000 allows you to quickly adapt to changing business conditions. It is easy to set up, even in advanced configurations that include failover clustering and replication. It maintains itself effectively as well, self-tuning and adjusting system resources as necessary. Additionally, SQL Server 2000 takes full advantage of Windows 2000, including support for up to 32 processors and 64 GB of RAM.
SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services provides fast access to data warehouse data by creating multidimensional cubes from information in the data warehouse fact and dimension tables. Data can then be exported to Excel in Office XP and analyzed in dynamic, familiar formats for faster decision making. SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition (64-bit) offers a complete database and analysis platform for next-generation data warehousing, e-commerce and lineof- business applications running on Itanium-based servers.
SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition (64-bit) dramatically reduces the time required to scale databases to run on 64-bit platforms, providing advanced performance and exceptional reliability for the most demanding enterprise environments.
NOTE: SQL Server 2000 will run today on Windows Server 2003. Windows Server 2003 requires SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 3 or later to be applied.Back to Top