Review: Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted September 8, 2011


Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials requires add-ins to make this server truly useful, but even on its own, SBSE is an undeniable achievement and a complete rethinking of Microsoft's Small Business Server product line for the cloud computing age, according to this review on SuperSite for Windows.

 


But even on its own, SBSE, as I'll call it from here on out, is an undeniable achievement, with the cute caveat that I've been asking for a product like this for years, and a complete rethinking of Microsoft's Small Business Server product line for the cloud computing age: Where previous versions of SBS simply grafted a host of Microsoft productivity servers into a single, lengthy, and complex install process and integrated management console, SBSE goes in a different direction. Instead, it drops the complexity and provides just basic on-premise services (user and PC management, data storage, and so on) and expects that the productivity services--email, contacts, and calendar, document collaboration, and communications--will occur online via services like Office 365.

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