There’s lots of clarifications being sought right now because there’s a lot of confusion around Windows Server 2012 Essentials, and what it really means to the market/resellers/end users. Dave Seibert is one of the US based PALs and he’s been having meetings with various people at the Worldwide Partner Conference. David’s reported back to a number of us about his meetings, and it’s best summed up here.
My comment to Dave is that I will wait till I see all this from Microsoft before I decide on how good or bad the news is. Only then can we be sure if our feedback has been heard about Windows Server 2012 Essentials and if indeed we will be happy or not. Some aspects of what he’s been told ring true, others don’t and I want to be 100% sure that the information is not misunderstood. Also I really want to see from Microsoft the intended costs for the 26th user and beyond. That to me is a real issue that is needing to be addressed.