[News] [Rival] Windows Essential Business Server is Dead, Long Live GNU/Linux!

[News] [Rival] Windows Essential Business Server is Dead, Long Live GNU/Linux!

Post by Roy Schest » Tue, 09 Mar 2010 18:35:31


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Microsoft unplugs middling Windows server

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| Microsoft will halt development of its
| mid-market oriented Windows Essential
| Business Server software bundle, as the
| company bets on "cloud computing" rather
| than lump licensing to woo penny-pinching
| IT markets.
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http://www.channelregister.co.uk/2010/03/05/microsoft_unplugs_ebs/

Microsoft Kills Windows Essential Business Server

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| Microsoft will discontinue future
| development of Windows Essential Business
| Server (EBS), effective June 30th, 2010.
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http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2360999,00.asp

Microsoft Kicks Midmarket Server Off The Team

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| Microsoft launched EBS in November 2008 in
| part to give VARs a product to sell to
| customers whose needs exceeded the 75-user
| limit of Small Business Server, and
| potentially attract new midmarket
| customers. With support for up to 300
| users, EBS filled a gap that had existed
| in Microsoft's SMB product portfolio, but
| EBS apparently wasn't seeing a
| satisfactory level of uptake.
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http://www.crn.com/software/223101703;jsessionid=PHXCUQ3RVCJXJQE1GHPCKHWATMY32JVN

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) Dropping Business Server Package

http://www.financialadvisory.com/article/05-03-2010/720/microsoft-(nasdaq-msft)-dropping-business-server-package/

Microsoft pulls plug on business server package

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| Microsoft officials declined to comment
| further.
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http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/030510-microsoft-pulls-plug-on-business.html?hpg1=bn

Microsoft discontinues Windows Essential Small Business Server

http://geeksmack.net/microsoft/1125-microsoft-discontinues-windows-essential-small-business-server

'Hero' goes down: Microsoft cutbacks spell the end of Essential Business Server

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| It was a solid idea. But today it was left
| to EBS' own product managers to announce
| on their team blog this morning that
| Microsoft has made a decision to cancel
| the product. The excuse they gave was
| especially disheartening, as it
| essentially caved in to the arguments
| naysayers used against EBS' viability from
| the beginning.
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http://www.betanews.com/article/Hero-goes-down-Microsoft-cutbacks-spell-the-end-of-Essential-Business-Server/1267814339

Microsoft discontinuing midmarket server

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-10464502-56.html

Microsoft to Discontinue Windows Essential Business Server

http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Windows/Microsoft-to-Discontinue-Windows-Essential-Business-Server-619922/

Microsoft to discontinue its mid-market server line

http://blogs.zdnet.com/microsoft/?p=5503

Microsoft To Discontinue Essential Business Server

http://virtualizationreview.com/articles/2010/03/05/microsoft-discontinue-essential-business-server.aspx

TechMan: Microsoft slates an end to support for some products

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| Microsoft announced two dates recently
| that Windows users should heed.
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| On April 13, Microsoft will no longer
| support Windows Vista that has no service
| packs installed.
|
| Second and more importantly, on July 13,
| support will end for all versions of
| Windows 2000 and all version of Windows XP
| with Service Pack 1 and Service Pack 2.
|
| End of support means that Microsoft will
| no longer give phone and e-mail technical
| s