Microsoft has released more details on the forthcoming Windows Server 2012 edition, including licensing details. One big change for the SME market is the end of Microsoft Small Business Server. This information was picked up by Tim Anderson from the Windows Server FAQ

Microsoft’s reasoning for ending Windows Small Business Server comes from mid-size organisations changing their IT strategy and embracing cloud computing. Using online storage and automatic syncing makes sense as it provides a more flexible working environment and reduces costs.

For companies who now need to plan their migration strategy away from Windows Small Business Server, we can support that transition and offer replacement products. Our Microsoft Exchange mailboxes offer full email, calendar and task syncing across desktops and mobile devices.

For businesses looking to replace update all their Microsoft services at the same time, Microsoft Office 365 Business Premium includes everything you need, with:

  • 50GB Exchange email
  • 1TB OneDrive for Busness cloud storage
  • Desktop Microsoft Office suite
  • Mobile Office apps