Windows & Interoperability: Windows SBS 2011 Powerful yet Pricey

By P. J. Connolly  |  Posted 2011-02-17 Print this article Print
Windows SBS 2011 Powerful yet Pricey

Windows SBS 2011 Powerful yet Pricey

by P. J. Connolly
Just because a business is small in headcount doesn't mean that its needs don't require enterprise-quality software. In many ways, a small business needs a reliable and easily supported platform for core business services far more than a sprawling multinational. At the very least, the need exists for something that's both powerful and simple. Windows Small Business Server 2011 delivers both power and relative simplicity, using Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard as the core of the package. SBS 2011 is meant for providing collaboration, file, mail, patch and print services to a single domain of up to 75 users. But the software in the package with Windows Server will make SBS attractive to a small business: Exchange, SharePoint Foundation, Windows Server Update Services and more. Windows Small Business Server 2011 is a solid platform that won't require a lot of handholding to get up and running. It offers customers a selection of enterprise-class tools that aren't compromised in function.
P. J. Connolly began writing for IT publications in 1997 and has a lengthy track record in both news and reviews. Since then, he's built two test labs from scratch and earned a reputation as the nicest skeptic you'll ever meet. Before taking up journalism, P. J. was an IT manager and consultant in San Francisco with a knack for networking the Apple Macintosh, and his love for technology is exceeded only by his contempt for the flavor of the month. Speaking of which, you can follow P. J. on Twitter at pjc415, or drop him an email at

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