By David Worthington, www.BetaNews.com
Following an interview with Orlando Ayala, senior vice president of Microsoft’s small and midmarket solutions group, Microsoft Watch is reporting that a new Windows Server edition will target mid-sized businesses.
Known as Windows Midmarket Server (MMS), the SKU may an attempt to duplicate the success Microsoft experienced with Windows Small Business Server, which bundled together several server products into a single deliverable.
Sources close to Microsoft Watch have said that Windows MMS is expected to include SharePoint and Microsoft Exchange. The present Windows Small Business Server lassos together Windows Server 2003 with Windows SharePoint Services, Exchange Server 2003, ISA Server 2000, and SQL Server 2000.
Desktop productivity programs such as Outlook 2003, a common faxing application and FrontPage 2003 are also reportedly part of the MMS bargain…
…a final retail release will occur between 2006 and 2008.