With the announcements this week from Microsoft about SBS 2011 and SBS 2011 Essentials, we now know what the US pricing will be for the product. That’s’ great so I’m now waiting to see what the Australian Pricing will be. The Australian dollar has been doing VERY well lately compared to the US. Today as I write, the AUD is above parity with the US Dollar. What does this mean for Australian Pricing of SBS 2011? Will Microsoft listen to this and make SBS 2011 more competitive than they did with SBS 2008? With SBS 2008 we paid a 40% premium for the product despite the Aussie dollar doing so well for the past few years. We’ve not (as far as I recall) seen ANY price reduction in SBS 2008 even though the Aussie dollar has been so high. So Microsoft Australia… what will you do?
More importantly, what will be the pricing of the cloud-based services? Will they be packaged cheaper for Essentials users?
Wayne Small says
That Rob is something they have not released as yet… I’ve heard rumours of different things, but NDA prevents me from saying anything further. I do hope Microsoft take on the feedback we’ve given them though.