Tue, Jan 7 2014 22:29
A blogging project
It's a new year, out with the old, in with the new proof of concept blogging series.
Currently I have SBS 2008 in my office. Why haven't I upgraded? Couple of reasons. First one, if it ain't broke... yeah you know how that goes. Migrations to new platforms have to offer new and better features or the same as, there's no need to do change merely for change sake. And then most of us do migrations when the hardware ages out. And mine is about a year away from that.
One of the reasons I moved from the SMB MVP category over to Security in fact was that it didn't feel honest to be representing a product and obviously not believing in it enough to not have my firm deployed on it.
Going forward we have options. Migrate to SBS 2011 (already bought and paid for), or migrate to Essentials and hosted email, or migrate to Essentials and on premises Exchange. The path to SBS 2011 is well documented and known. The path to Essentials feels less so, at least to me. So I'm going to blog my way through a proof of concept of migration from a SBS 2008 to Essentials and premises Exchange as well as a hosted option. At the end of this bloggy process I'm going to put all of my notes and Susanisms from these blog posts into a Word document... but it will only be offered to SMBkitchen subscribers. (more info here: https://www.thirdtier.net/enterprise-solutions-for-small-business/ ) Amy Babinchak is documenting the big picture consultant thought processes. We're wrapping up the year of the SMBkitchen project and I figured to go out with a bang.
So fasten your seat belts and here we go...
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