On the blog comments today comes a passionate post that I’d just like to respond to because it points to a Microsoft partner that I came across once upon a time…the glass is 1/2 empty partner….
Scott in the blog comments rants that SBS is a “bait and switch” because it’s limited to 16 gigs of Exchange storage space under all versions of SBS and to go to the next level of 16 terabytes you have to fork out for the Exchange Enterprise version which is like $4,000.
First off, while I agree with Scott that there’s a need out here for a “mid” sized SKU for Exchange… dude, you DO realize that SBS includes Exchange “Standard” and thus even if you buy standalone products you are stuck with the 16 gig even at the Exchange standard version.
Exactly what “are” you installing for your small business clientele if you “are” a Microsoft partner. Hopefully not 25 user peer to peer networks?
You sir, are exactly the type of Microsoft partner that I ran into when I was looking for one back in the SBS 2000 days. “SBS is too limiting” they said. “You’ll outgrow it”…. they said.
Guess what dude… I’m still on it.
Yeah 16 gigs is too limiting..but blasting my blog comments isn’t going to move any mountains. Making a calm argument that we’re doing will.
And Scott what are you a blog spammer tonight or something? You’ve blog commented the same rant three times. Enough. You’ve said what you’ve had to say, and if you post one more comment I will remove it.
The glass is half full and we’re asking for a refill.
P.S. Do remember that every gig of more Exchange storage is potential for liability, legal issues, and disclosures. It increases your business risks to be that much of a email hog. Keep in mind that all those terrabytes are discoverable. Sometimes forcing people to keep neat and tidy mailboxes “is” a good thing. Just ask Enron, Arthur Andersen and Martha about email and courts…they might disagree with you on mail retention policies.