This past week, Microsoft released to manufacturing it’s “Colorado” line of products (Aurora, Vail, and Breckenridge). Aurora is now known as Small Business Server 2011 Essentials, Vail is Windows Home Server 2011, and Breckenridge is Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials.
Microsoft is committing to making each of these products available for evaluation purposes only on MSDN and TechNet in early April. Below is a brief comparison of each of the products with link to Microsoft’s datasheets.
I’m extremely excited to see these three products launch, and can’t wait to see what OEMs and ISVs come with for hardware and software on these platforms. Over the next few weeks and months I’ll be sharing more about each of these products and how then can benefit you.
|Windows Home Server 2011||Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials||Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials|
|User Limit||10 Users||25 Users||25 Users|
|Computer Limit||10 Computers||25 Computers||25 Computers|
|CPU Socket Support||1 CPU Socket||2 CPU Sockets||1 CPU Socket|
|Maximum Supported RAM||8 GB RAM||32 GB RAM||8 GB RAM|
|Domain Join?||None||Domain Controller||Yes|
|Data Sheet||Click Here||Click Here||Click Here|