“Its weak point is that Office 365 and cloud-based email, contacts, calendar, and document management, are nowhere to be seen. Microsoft says those will ship in late 2011. Then SBS 2011 Essentials will be a no-brainer for new small businesses. “

http://www.windowsitpro.com/article/windows8/windows-8-small-business-essential-140630

…and as my Windows explorer is not responding a bit as I’m dragging SharePoint files around on the Office 365 Sharepoint, I’d say “it’s a no-brainer for small businesses with a better Internet speed than 1.5 DSL connection”

One still needs a brain in selecting services in the cloud and one of the key brain decisions is having to do with the Internet connection.  Speed and whether you are on a metered connection cannot be overlooked.  But for those looking for some sort of idea when that office 365 plug in will shake out, Thurrott at least gives a hint.

 

 

 

2 Responses to "Then SBS 2011 Essentials will be a no-brainer for new small businesses"

  1. Dean says:

    You use Office 365 in your office ?

  2. bradley says:

    We’re using it for the SMBMVPtour shared files platform as a way to learn it. I signed up using the Cloud Essentials offering.