Last night at the SMB IT Professionals meeting in Sydney, Michael Leworthy presented on the next generations of SBS 7 and ABA Aurora. Michael highlighted about how Microsoft are making things simpler for us with the new version of SBS by not having both Standard and Premium versions of each product. Instead, Microsoft will release an SBS Premium Add-on pack that can be added on to either SBS 7 OR SBS Aurora. This add-on pack will include Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard and SQL Server 2008 R2 for Small Business. Positioning wise, this will be priced around the point of you getting a “free” copy of Windows Server 2008 R2 for the price. You’ll need to purchase SQL CALs for however many users you have that require SQL Server acces which is pretty much the norm.
I like this idea – I think it’s a good compromise as to how our customers tend to grow over time, they’d start with the standard edition of the products and then later as they upgrade their line of business applications. Well done Microsoft. Now we wait to see the pricing
Michael also suggested that we keep an eye out for later this year for more information as to release dates, pricing and product availability.
I have a question about SBS2011 Standard, when a customer already has a 2008 server and SQL 2008 and want to install SBS 2011 standard and use his old server with the above licences. Is this possible or will he be restricted to only use SBS2011 Premium add-on?
Wayne Small says
Given you already have licenses for Server 2008 and SQL 2008 they can be used on those servers in an SBS network without an issue. You are not restricted from doing this.
Thanks, Sounds like the perfect cost effective solution for them. Appreciate your reply.
Wayne Small says
No problems Craig – thanks for visiting the site and contributing 🙂
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