"Microsoft's long-awaited launch of its Windows 2003-based Small
Business Server next week is designed to cut Linux off at the knees
in its SMB territory, according to company executives.
"On Oct. 9, the Redmond, Wash.-based company is scheduled to
release two editions of Windows SBS 2003--a low-cost entry-level
version and a premium edition that includes, for the first time,
BizTalk Partner Edition, executives told CRN Wednesday, roughly a
week before its annual partner show, Microsoft Momentum, kicks
"Microsoft Wednesday made available its price list to OEM and
solution providers. The entry-level version is priced at $599 and
includes Windows Server 2003, Exchange 2003, faxing capabilities
and Windows SharePoint Services..."