Microsoft releases two new server packages

Windows Essential Business Server 2008 and Windows Small Business Server 2008 have just been officially added to the Microsoft Operating System family. Customers can get a copy of the latest server editions, which will be available in both Standard Edition, and Premium Edition. Both premium editions of the servers come with Windows Server 2008 Standard and Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Standard for Small Business, where the standard versions do not.

Windows Small Business Server is targeted at the smaller businesses with 5-75 users while Windows Essential Business Server is for businesses with 25-300 users, for mid-sized businesses. Microsoft released these versions to answer to smaller businesses that didn't wish to pay the price tag of Windows Server 2008, which is focused for handling more users, and heavier traffic.

These editions are added to the already successful Windows Server 2008 that released on February 27 of this year in multiple versions.

Windows Small Business Server 2008 Standard Edition software $1,089 (U.S.)
Windows Small Business Server 2008 Premium Edition software $1,899 (U.S.)
Windows Essential Business Server 2008 Standard Edition software $5,472 (U.S.)
Windows Essential Business Server 2008 Premium Edition software $7,163 (U.S.)
*Each version includes five CALs

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