Another feature of SBS 2011 that makes a small office network feel like a corporate LAN is Outlook Web App (formerly known as Outlook Web Access). This browser-based email portal is significantly improved over previous versions. Outlook Web App is much more Outlook-like than ever before. Users can perform searches of their mailbox and create mail rules and auto replies. Also, Outlook Web App now works correctly with all popular browsers -- including Firefox and Chrome, above -- and not just Internet Explorer.
The feature that may be nearest and dearest to remote and mobile workers is Remote Web Access (formerly Remote Web Workplace). This Web-based portal provides everywhere access to SBS resources, including email, the default SharePoint website, shared folders, and even end-user desktops via Remote Desktop Connection. This portal is customizable and completely redesigned from SBS 2003 and SBS 2008. Like Outlook Web App, it too is compatible with all popular browsers.
Also on InfoWorld:
- InfoWorld review: Windows Small Business Server 2011 shines
- Two flavors of Small Business Server 2011: Which to choose
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