Just as it has done with its Information Worker product family, Microsoft Corp. is building a set of blueprints and methodologies around its small/midsize business (SMB) products.
In the Information Worker/Office world, Microsoft calls these blueprints “Solution Accelerators.” These accelerators are aimed at helping channel partners and corporate customers take advantage of the Windows, Office and other Microsoft products they own already.
In the SMB world, Microsoft is calling these partner blueprints “IT Solutions.”
Microsoft is designing four IT Solutions: Peer-to-Peer (for small businesses with up to 5 PCs that need file, print and Internet sharing); Small (for businesses with fewer than 50 users); Medium (for “growing” businesses with up to 250 desktops that want to “empower employees”); and Large (for the upper-end of the SMB customer spectrum, with up to 500 desktops).
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