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Hello,

I am now just looking around to find out what are the benefits of the new SBS 2011. I found out some microsoft brochures, but does not see anything that is not included in the sbs 2008.

Can you please help me out on that subject :)

Thank you,
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Exchange 2010 is the biggest difference of it.
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The difference is that it is a 2008 R2, exchange 2010 and sharepoint foundation.
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SBS 2008 has Server 2008 and Exchange 2007 and comes in two editions - premium and standard
SBS 2011 has Server 2011 and Exchange 2010 and comes in two editions - standard and essentials and both can use a "premium add-on" which includes another server license and SQL.

Further RWA now includes a method of file access that wasn't there in 2008.  

And finally, 2011 will be supported longer.
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There is a nicely summarized article; "New and Enhanced Features in Windows SBS 2011 Standard" in the SBS blog:
http://blogs.technet.com/b/sbs/archive/2011/01/05/new-and-enhanced-features-in-windows-sbs-2011-standard.aspx
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>>"SBS 2011 has Server 2011 "
I know leew knows better and it's a typo :-) but I will correct anyway  SBS2011 has Server 2008 R2
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See - that's what happens when you're in a rush in the morning and have to get your EE fix!

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Been there, done that :-)
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