Microsoft touts Windows Small Biz Server 2003 R2

Microsoft touts Windows Small Biz Server 2003 R2

Microsoft Tuesday said Windows Small Business Server 2003 R2 will be available in August.

New features in R2, a variant of Windows Server 2003 optimized for smaller companies, include a "Green Check" of software health to help customers protect vital business data, automated patch and update services for all Microsoft Update supported products in the network and a 75GB mailbox limit.

The Standard Edition will be available for an estimated retail price of $US599 while the Premium Edition lists for $US1,299. Microsoft said the Premium Edition price has been cut 13 percent from the previous version of Windows Small Business Server 2003 Premium Edition.

R2 will also be pre-installed on servers available from Dell, Fujitsu Siemens Computers, Gateway, Hewlett-Packard and IBM, and will be available in 18 languages.

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