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Upgrade route from SBS 2008

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Hi All

I need help with options for upgrading from SBS 2008. I understand that SBS 2008 is reaching EOF and I need advice on what the upgrade paths are like for small businesses like ours. We have 6 users, we require mostly exchange and office including ms access. We have a very simple accounting package which is server based.

We have an adsl line but sometimes our bandwidth is not the greatest so I am not too keen cloud computing.
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Is it even worth it upgrading to sbs 2011 in 2014?
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You can't.  Unless you find a third party still selling a retail version... SBS 2011 was pulled from sale last month (and even then it was only available via OEM, meaning pre-installed on hardware.  It was pulled from Volume and Retail in June of 2013.

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I have decided to go with Server 2012 Essentials and hosted Exchange. Do I need to virtualize and why?
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Entire books have been written on virtualization and its benefits and drawbacks. There is NO way to answer that question in a simple post.
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