Microsoft has packaged Windows Small Business Server 2008 with Windows Essential Business Server 2008 under the new Windows Essential Server Solutions umbrella.Billed as "a family of server solutions designed to help boost productivity and transform small and midsize businesses," neither of Windows Essential Server Solutions' products will be available until the second half of the year.
Small Business Server 2008 is aimed at companies will 50 PCs or less; Windows Essential Server Solutions is aimed at companies with up to 250 PCs. Each will come in Standard and Premium versions.
"There are 31.9 million small businesses and 1.2 million midsize companies worldwide in need of powerful IT solutions, and they typically have very small IT staffs, or none at all," said Bob Kelly, corporate vice president at Microsoft, in a statement. "Windows Essential Server Solutions make the benefits of enterprise-class IT accessible, affordable and simpler for smaller organizations and their technology advisors."Redmond Channel Partner