Fri, Jul 13 2012 0:21
It's a pricing problem, not a technology one
To everyone posting on the SBS blog that you've done with Microsoft because the next version of their SMB server doesn't have Exchange... with all due respect we need to get Exchange and SharePoint off of our domain controller.
The problem is not the technology these days, as we have ways to virtualize ... what I need help from YOU on is making sure Microsoft understands that it's pricing and licensing they need to work on.
We can get a SBSlike server with Exchange on a second server instance to make a heck of a lot more robust box. Honey if I can install Exchange ... anyone can... what we need to hear from the folks at Microsoft is their pricing plans.
So send those cards and letters (or these days emails) to email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org and cc email@example.com
I am TIRED of scraping servers out of the forums after patch Tuesday. I want to have SMB servers that I don't cringe over each Patch Tuesday. And the way we do that is to do things smarter, with virtualization and instances, rather than everthing smooshed on one box.
We can do this... but we need Microsoft to understand that it's the pricing bundle that I still haven't heard warm fuzzies about. So kick those beancounters up there in Redmond to the curb and let's make sure Redmond hears that we need a pricing bundle.
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