Microsoft goes public with Windows Server 2012 versions, licensing | ZDNet:
I’m not sure which is the more wow moment… dropping Small business Server and Home Server or going to the per processor licensing on Windows Server standard and dropping the Enterprise SKU.
Ah yes, the “we’re doing this because our customer base is doing it” reason for dropping on premises. Man I’m still seeing a ton of small businesses not jumping to the cloud.
Of more concern is that http://thewestcoastblog.wordpress.com/2012/07/04/small-business-server-lsa-to-be-removed-from-the-august-price-list/ the SBS 2011 SA is being pulled 7/31. I know Microsoft will not listen to me any more on SBS stuff, but I’d hope they’d push back that SA rights offering.
Amy Babinchak and I are planning a “what’s next???!!” webinar on July 10th to talk about what we know, how SBS is still a fully supported product for many years to come, and what to do next.
Microsoft can have their heads in the clouds, we’re going to have our feet in reality.
And yeah Vlad you can’ now say I told you so, again for the umpteenth time.