End of Small Business Server

Posted on: Thursday 28th November 2013

Microsoft will no longer be selling its Small Business Server (SBS) products from December 2013 claiming that its replacement, MS Windows Server 2012, “offers lower upfront acquisition and deployment costs”.

Microsoft has been accused of forcing partners and end users towards the Cloud. End users will then either have to subscribe to Office 365 or a hosted Exchange Server.

As well as axing sales of Small Business Server (SBS) Microsoft have announced that as of April 2014 they will no longer support Small Business Server 2003, Windows XP & Office 2003, so as a small business looking to upgrade your systems what options do you have? Microsoft Essentials is designed to serve customers up to 25 users and 50 devices,  after that you will have to scale up to the cost of Windows Server 2012 standard adding the expensive option of Microsoft Exchange or hosted Exchange with Office 365.

Sentinel have successfully migrated many of our customers from Small Business Server to Microsoft Essentials/Server 2012 and hosted Exchange, if you are looking to upgrade your server, server software or network we would be happy to provide a free consultation with expert advice. As a Microsoft Cloud Essential Partner our staff have the training and qualifications to provide advice on Office 365 solutions.

Sentinel can take ownership of your entire upgrade project with minimal downtime enabling you to run your business without the stress.

Fill in the call back form on the contact us page and our business support team will be in touch soon.

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