Microsoft Cloud Alternatives to Small Business Server
End of life brings new opportunities ...
It's been some time coming, but Microsoft has finally ended support for Small Business Server, the staple platform of busy offices everywhere. So what's the alternative? Well, Microsoft can certainly help you with that ...
Everything Small Business Server did can now be done in the cloud using Microsoft Office 365!
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There has been a natural progression with Small Business Server. Initially having everything you need on premises with a limit of 25 users was really handy for small businesses, especially with the amount of functionality it gave you with the likes of Exchange, SQL, and SharePoint.
"But Microsoft has moved everything into the cloud!"
Subsequent versions of Windows Server Essentials replaced SBS and moved more and more functionality into the cloud rather than having everything contained on the businesses premises.
Although Windows Server Essentials is great for smaller businesses with less than 25 users, and the pricing reflects that, things get more and more expensive if you want to continue that route as you grow.
So what can you do? Well, if you're desperately hanging onto your Microsoft Small Business Server, you may want to consider moving your business to the cloud and with Virtual IT as your partner, we'll make it as quick and painless as we can.
What cloud products can Microsoft offer?
Word (Word processing)
PowerPoint (Slides & Presentations)
Publisher (Document design)
SharePoint (Document publishing)
OneDrive for Business (storage)
Skype for Business (IM/Audio/Video communications)
And there are plenty of other 'features' that can be added and removed via an Office 365 subscription.
And that's the key to working in the cloud ... everything is done on a subscription, so you only pay for precisely what your business needs, and that's per user. There are a number subscriptions available, starting at just £7.90 per user per month rising to £30.80 per user per month.
So if you're wondering what to do with your Small Business Server now Microsoft are no longer supporting and patching it, now is the time to talk to Virtual IT about moving you into the cloud and using Microsoft Office 365 to fulfill all of your business needs.
"Would you like to know more?"
Call us on 0333 335 0461 or click here to send over an email enquiry, let us know the size of your business and what sort of functionality you require and we'll help you move to the cloud, quickly and painlessly.
Until next time ...
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