Linux Today: Linux News On Internet Time.

Excite/ZDNet: Microsoft to hike price of server apps

Jun 17, 2000, 15:07 (13 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mary Jo Foley)

[ Thanks to mike for this link. ]

"While Microsoft has talked up its history of keeping OS price hikes to a minimum, it's making no apologies for forthcoming price increases on its server applications. The company's new motto, at least for its 2000-generation back-office server products: You get more, you pay more."

"Microsoft is just beginning to inform customers of some of the changes on tap for its back-office applications. Among the more costly apps are Exchange Server 2000 and SQL Server 2000. Both are slated to ship late this summer, as are a number of Microsoft's other server-side products."

"Our prices are higher across the board," acknowledged Stan Sorensen, group product manager for server applications, while speaking about changes to the price of Exchange. "But we're adding tons of new functionality."

Complete Story

Related Stories: