No more SBS – long live SBS !!

Microsoft  will offer the upcoming Windows Server  – in four editions that it said will provide “dramatically simplified licensing.”

Microsoft also disclosed that it’s retiring the Small Business Server Edition, a product that had been popular among small and midsize businesses and the solution providers that sell to them.

The release candidate version of Windows Server 2012 has been available since May 31, but Microsoft has not revealed a target date for the RTM (Release To Manufacturing) version that immediately precedes general availability. Like Windows 8, the next release of the desktop and tablet operating system, Windows Server 2012 is widely expected sometime this autumn