Two of the biggest announcements coming out of the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2010 in Washington, DC, at least from an SMB perspective, are the announcement of the next versions of Small Business Server.
I say versions, because in addition to SBS 7 – the successor to SBS 2008 – Microsoft announced their much rumoured Hybrid Cloud Server – codename “Aurora”.
First SBS 7. Based on the Server 2008 R2 technologies, it will include Exchange 2010 and Sharepoint Foundation Server 2010. Beyond that, it “felt” a little bit like Server 2008 – no real compelling reason for people to get excited or consider an upgrade, unless forced to do so by a hardware refresh. I’m sure more details will come out over the next few weeks, but SBS 7 really felt overshadowed by the announced of Aurora.
Aurora is aimed at those Small Businesses who don’t currently have a server, Read more [...]
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