The private beta was quite the journey from the early beta beginnings to the current Release Candidate.
The SBS Dev Team was very responsive to all of the beta participant's questions, queries, mistakes, and otherwise and untoward tremendous volume of input on the private and eventually the public NewsGroups and via Connect.
It was neat to see the development process move forward from the early days to the now RTMd SBS 2008.
We also believe that the SBS Dev Team has indeed built a very worthy successor to SBS 2003. SBS 2003 is an awesome product that placed the bar very high.
SBS 2008 promises to raise that bar even further for our clients and for us as we discover and work with all of the new SBS features and abilities.
We do believe our clients will benefit from those new features and abilities and have been structuring our hardware upgrades and OS licensing around Microsoft's Open Value Licensing for all of our SBS 2003 client refreshes in order to take advantage of all that Software Assurance will offer when the time comes to move into SBS 2008.
Congratulations to the SBS Team for a great milestone and a great product! :)
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
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