Microsoft introduces Windows Server 2008 Foundation
Posted on 2-Apr-2009 02:01
Filed under: News
Microsoft has announced the launch of Windows Server 2008 Foundation, a new server solution built specifically for small businesses with up to 15 users.
The company says Windows Server 2008 Foundation provides a cost-effective application platform that delivers basic server functionality including file and print sharing, and remote access. The entry-level solution puts the security, manageability and performance of the Windows Server family.
“87% of New Zealand companies employ less than five staff, making small businesses the cornerstone of the local economy. Windows Server 2008 Foundation meets the specific needs of these organisations by delivering a simple, low cost-solution,” said Tovia Va’aelua, Windows Server Product Manager, Microsoft New Zealand.
“Businesses who haven’t previously deployed a server will be able to better share information and resources across their business in a secure environment, as well as run important business applications for enhanced business productivity.”
“Windows Server 2008 Foundation allows small business owners to focus on their business rather than their IT. It puts the benefits of server technology within the reach of the smallest New Zealand organisations and allows them to easily upgrade to the additional functionality in Small Business Server 2008 or Essential Business Server 2008, if their needs change,” Va’aelua added.
“Microsoft’s goal is to provide its customers with the right technology at the right price – no matter what the size or needs of the business. New products and services like Windows Server 2008 Foundation and Microsoft Business Productivity Suite Online are helping New Zealand companies strengthen their business by increasing productivity and reducing costs,” Va’aelua concluded.