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Windows Small Business Server 2011 Gives New Tools To Entrepreneurs

Written by Jenna Weiner
Published: 11/5/2010

Product is already being used by 9,000 small businesses

In the latest technology news for entrepreneurs, Microsoft recently unveiled the names of its new small business software, already being used by more than 9000 companies.

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The technology giant introduced Windows Small Business Server 2011, which had been called "Aurora," as one of the newest tools in small businesses' high-tech arsenal. In addition to data protection solutions, the server will also feature tools to "access information from virtually anywhere, support the applications needed to run a business, and quickly connect to online services such as Office 365, hosted e-mail, collaboration and CRM," Microsoft said on its official Small Business Server blog.

The "Essentials" server can be accessed by as many as 25 employees and will sell for $545 at the retail price. For slightly larger companies, Windows is offering the "Standard" server, featuring daily server backups and other internet-focused services.

Other companies have been focusing their attention on the needs of small business owners. Trend Micro recently launched Worry Free Business Security 7. The new features will include integrated Mac client protection, email data loss prevention and control of device access. 

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