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Topic # 105539 6-Jul-2012 07:08
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Just reading that Microsoft have now canned any future releases of Small Business Server. Bit of a shame really as I thought it was quite a good product but I guess with so much cloudification going on it was inevitable. I run a SBS 2011 virtual instance at home for all my email and files but am sure that will keep ticking over for a while. Great thing about VM is you just buy new hardware and dont have to migrate anything tricky :)

http://www.zdnet.com/microsoft-goes-public-with-windows-server-2012-versions-licensing-7000000341/




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  Reply # 651661 6-Jul-2012 08:36
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We use / offer SBS for a number of our clients who this fitted perfectly for. bit of a shame really.

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  Reply # 651672 6-Jul-2012 09:21
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This is interesting... I guess the Server Essentials product is designed to replace SBS, though the 25 user limitation is a real pain. I'm not fussed about the lack of integrated Exchange - there's very few reasons why small businesses should be running their own mail servers today.

Also, removing the Enterprise edition of Server is annoying as it was a really cost-effective way to set up a Hyper-V environment (the Enterprise edition let's you run four virtualised servers for free).

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 651686 6-Jul-2012 09:42
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I found a good write-up on the licensing changes: http://www.aidanfinn.com/?p=13042

Including this section which relates to my complaint about removing the Enterprise edition:

  • If you use to buy Enterprise for clustering, then use Standard instead. You just saved $1,476 per node!
  • If you bought Enterprise to have virtualisation rights for 4 VMs on a host, then buy 2 Standards for that host … hey! 2008 R2 Enterprise cost $2,358 and 2 copies of WS2012 Standard costs $1,764. You just saved $594 per host!


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  Reply # 651702 6-Jul-2012 09:47
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freitasm: Also gone is Windows Home Server...


Hardly surprising... WHS was a great product and the disk pool feature was perfect for a home NAS, but you could tell that MS were only barely interested in keeping it around.

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  Reply # 651762 6-Jul-2012 11:17
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Windows Server 2012 Essentials has exactly same features as WHS btw. Also Windows 8 PRO has a lot of similar features that WHS including the storage pool feature.




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  Reply # 653820 11-Jul-2012 02:02
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There are plenty of good alternatives. Igaware Small Business Server for one.

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