Server Upgrade Path

RDP using Remote GatewayHi
 
 I have SBS2011/Exchange 2010 and would like to ask experts what my upgrade path could be.
 Good thing about SBS2011 was that:
 (1) Exchange 2010 was included for free and like to run Exchange server on-premise.
 (2) Currently some users connect to their work PCs from home or on the road by running Remote Desktop Connection via  Remote Workplace (RWW) function.
 (3) Outlook Web Access is nice, but not a necessity.
 (4) Syncing mobile devices like iPhone or iPad to exchange server.

 Having said that, I know Microsoft stopped making SBS version with Exchange a long time ago.
 
 So I am thinking about creating two virtual machines in Hyper-V.
 (1) Some type of Windows server products that provides RWW function on first server box.
 (2) Another Windows Server box to run Exchange Server 2016.
 (3) Allow mobile device users to sync and access their email.

 There are less than 30 users now and I don't anticipate that count to change much.

 What would you suggest?
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
Office 365 Business Plans

30 users * (12 months * $12USD/month = $7,200 Annual Cost (Includes Office 2016)
30 Users * 12 Months * $5USD/month = $1800 (annual cost) (byo software)

On Premises
Exchange 2016 + 30 User CAL + 30 Server CAL + 30 RDS CAL= $11232 One Time Charge
Exchange 2016 + 30 User Standard CAL + 30 Server 2016 CAL = $5922
Windows Server 2016 Standard $882 USD
Total Software Cost $12,114 (using MSRSP)

it takes 3 years of Office 365 to equal initial outlay for hosting your own exchange.  I have not figured in administration, backup, storage, maintenance and hardware costs.
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Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
As an orphaned SBS MVP, though now into high availability big-time, I had to go through the soul churning exercise of where we were going to take our company with the demise of Microsoft's SMB vision and products.

My wife and business co-owner and I went through a number of different exercises to figure out our new directions.

One of the results was our new SBS (Small Business Solution). :)

It's a stack based setup that gives SMB companies an equivalent and better experiences to SBS (Small Business Server).

With a single server we migrate the existing SBS 2011 Standard to:
 + VM 1: DC
 + VM 2: Exchange 2016 latest CU
 + VM 3: RD Broker/Web/Gateway + Session Host
 + VM 4: LoB, file, print

If the premium add-on was in place, or SharePoint was heavily used, we add another set of VMs:
 + VM 5: SQL
 + VM 6: SharePoint

If cost is important then SPLA the two or three Windows Server Standard licenses as well as the Exchange Subscriber Access License (SAL). EDIT: And the RDS SAL.

Our clients are either on Open Value Agreement or our SPLA.

We are in the process of migrating our last SBS 2011 client onto our on-premises SBS setup.
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