Microsoft Centro Beta has been officially announced!
What is Centro? Well stop on by Kevin Beares' Blog to find out at http://blogs.technet.com/kevin_beares/archive/2006/10/24/so-what-is-centro-you-ask.aspx and while you are there sign up for the beta if you have the servers for it.
Being very close and involved with Microsoft's Small Business Server offering over the years in both my own customer deployments and through my getting to know those on the teams in Redmond who have worked the magic behind the wizards, I am looking at Centro as a natural progression into a multi-server environment for small businesses. In my opinion, those of us who have been fans of SBS will in the not so distant future be deploying a mix of SBS and Centro based on the business needs of our clients (well, at least those of us who are fans and small business consultants). ;-) There's plenty of room for all though, whether you are an IT Professional or if you manage the SBS based network at your place of employment, this will be a great solution and a great compliment to the SBS family.
Thanks to Kevin for posting the beta information!