Microsoft has offically announced that there will be no future version of SBS Standard
So the future of SBS is Windows Server 2012 Essentials with Cloud based email and SharePoint, read Office 365 or Windows Server 2012 Standard with Exchange 2010. This is a shame as the SBS suite of products has enabled very good value for money for many clients for many years. Luckily as 90% of our clients are on Software Assurance they will get Windows Server 2012 and Exchange 2010 free of charge.
It might be worth getting software assurance now to protect yourself if you haven’t already, they’ve announced the deadline for purchasing SA is the end of this month.
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