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One Year Later: Five SBS Grieving Steps Revealed, Dating Success!

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As yet another Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference has recently passed, you can’t escape the annual comparison, birthdays and anniversaries. That being said, let’s focus on the actual end-of-life for Small Business Server and a “check-in” on how the Small Business Competency (SBC) is faring.

SBS END-OF-LIFE

Too many words have been written over the past year regarding the sad demise of Windows Small Business Server 2011 (SBS). The facts are last July 5th Microsoft announced it was retiring SBS after a 15+ year run. But instead of a respectful retirement party, the SMB IT Pro community exhibited Kubler-Ross model characteristics typically associated with death. Let’s size that up.

Read the full 5 steps on page 30 of the Q2 2013 smbNATION Magazine Issue here

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Cris Hanna on Monday, 12 August 2013 07:47

Can you say "kicking" a dead horse? Surely there must be new stuff to write about. No question there are still a few who still don't get it. But your beating the same drum week after week is not going to change their minds. There are people who are taking positive steps to come up with new options for those businesses who still prefer an on premises solution. "The Cloud" is NOT the answer for everyone, but that's the only solution I see coming from your end.

Can you say "kicking" a dead horse? Surely there must be new stuff to write about. No question there are still a few who still don't get it. But your beating the same drum week after week is not going to change their minds. There are people who are taking positive steps to come up with new options for those businesses who still prefer an on premises solution. "The Cloud" is NOT the answer for everyone, but that's the only solution I see coming from your end.
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