I have to build a server and the largest cost is, of course, the microsoft SQL and server software. It's a small business, and there will not be more than 25 users. Avionte, a staffing software, calls for Windows 2008 R2 SP1 and MS SQL standard.
Will software that calls for server 2008 work with 2011? I noticed that the windows versions for 2008 R2 and SBS 2008 are both the same. Would that work as an alternative?
It also calls for MS SQL standard; My searches indicated that MS SQL standard for sbs is exactly the same. But will it work on SBS 2008 as readily as SBS 2011 if I can't use 2011?