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Windows SBS 2008 and Essential Business Editions Pricing

May 14, 2008

Bink has reported that MS announced pricing for Windows Small Business Server (SBS) 2008 and Windows Essential Business (WEB) 2008.

SBS is that all in one box solution for organisations with up to 75 users.  WEB is aimed at lager SME’s.  It’s a 3 server solution for up to 250 users including Active Directory, Exchange 2007, System Center Essentials 2006, Forefront for Exchange and SQL Server 2008.  Both are based on the X64 editions of Windows Server 2008.

Bink reports the pricing as follows:

  • Windows Small Business Server 2008 Standard Edition software, including five CALs, $1,089 (U.S.); additional CALs $77 each (U.S.
  • Windows Small Business Server 2008 Premium Edition software, including five CALs, $1,899 (U.S.); additional CALs $189 each (U.S.)
  • Windows Essential Business Server 2008 Standard Edition software, including five CALs, $5,472 (U.S.); additional CALs $81 each (U.S.)
  • Windows Essential Business Server 2008 Premium Edition software, including five CALs, $7,163 (U.S.); additional CALs $195 each (U.S.)

Seeing as the exchange rates never really play into Euro pricing, my bet is that you can swap the $ for a € to figure out what we’ll be paying.

The quick demo that Nick Whittome did of SBS 2008 at IMTC showed the improvements in setting up and managing SBS 2008.  There’s been a huge beta program for the Essential Business package.  These will be important solutions to know and be familiar with if you work in the SME market.

Credit: Bink.

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