Today, Microsoft announced the decision to streamline their server product portfolio and discontinue future development of Windows Essential Business Server (EBS), effective June 30th, 2010.

 This decision represents a natural market shift in midsize business preference toward creating their own IT solutions. Microsoft remains fully committed to small and medium-sized businesses. EBS customers can look forward to continued support and options for continuing with EBS or transitioning to other technologies. This change does not impact any other Windows Server products and solutions, including the next version of Windows Small Business Server (SBS). 

For more information, please visit the Windows Essential Business Server team blog or  http://www.microsoft.com/ebs.