As time changes many thing changes along with it. Right from how you do business till how you manage your business. As the business has changed people are looking smarter ways of using their resources. Not only Big Players but also small businessmen are looking for smart ways of handling their business. In 1997 Microsoft introduced Small Business Server 4.0. Which latter matured to Windows Small Business Server 2011 Shine that is used today by most of the small business. Small Business has relied for contact sharing, document collaboration, calendar, print and email. At the moment Windows Small Business Server 2011 Shines is available in different model i.e. Essentials and Standard we have explained few of the key features of both the models.
Standard can support maximum of 75 Users, all the key features are available like file and print, remote access, calendar and email they all run in a single chassis but however we have an option to extent to the additional physical or virtual server with a premium add-on Kit, Which is made by Microsoft. Standard edition also includes Windows Server 2008 R2, Exchange 2010 SP1, Share Point Foundation 2010 and SQL Server 2008 R2 Express.
Essential Edition was launched latter to meet the demand of much smaller organization with up to 25 users only. In Essential we do not have features like SharePoint Foundation and copy of Exchange. It runs a full copy of Windows Server 2008 R2 and handles authentication and server management. It has key features like file and print platform for local application and integrating with cloud based email collaboration. All email and collaboration is done in the cloud service that is Microsoft office 365.
Thus can be termed that Essential has been developed for the Ultra small Business and Standard goes for Small business. With the requirement meeting it has been hit among those who want to start with the networking in their organization from the basic level and want to make development with the increasing technology.
All the eyes are already on the new package which Microsoft is about to come with and with the increasing competition in the SMB and SOHO market, it is all the more necessary to come with some innovation in the application functionality.
Windows Small Business Server is already in the same league and it promises some new and innovative feature to all the users.