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Microsoft Wants Your Email In The Cloud – No More Small Business Server

Microsoft has discontinued the Windows Small Business Server (SBS) product. The Microsoft SBS server provides small companies with up to 75 Microsoft Exchange email accounts at a reasonable cost. The SBS server and has been the main stay of the small business email market for years.

Microsoft named Windows Server Essentials 2012 as the official replacement for Small Business Server. Windows Server Essentials does not include the Microsoft Exchange Server.

Microsoft has decided to remove Exchange in favor of the Microsoft Office 365 cloud based email solution. With the official replacement, small businesses are being pushed towards a cloud storage platform that creates more problems than it solves. Your email data is no longer controlled by you. This leaves you vulnerable to privacy and security breaches. There are potentially severe legal risks with regards to auditing and compliance.

Often overlooked are the hidden costs of cloud storage as well.  Since your data is no longer stored on site, you are forced to consume large amounts of expensive bandwidth to continuously access your data.  When you examine the true cost of moving to Windows Server Essentials 2012 with cloud based email, and experience the pain of MAPI access to the cloud, you will quickly realize that this is not the solution you want for your email.

With MailSite, there are no surprises and no hidden costs. We provide an email server solution that you are already familiar with. Your data is all stored locally, which means you retain complete control over how your data is used. You have peace of mind knowing that your data isn’t being stored publically, and is secure on your personal server.

MailSite will allow you to continue making use of your local network infrastructure, ensuring your previous investment in hardware does not go to waste. MailSite works with Microsoft Office so your employees can continue to use their familiar email client. MailSite is very fast over a local network so your employees can be very productive managing their inboxes.  MailSite runs on a Windows server that you already have and are familiar with. Why take the risk and the added cost? MailSite easily takes over where your Small Business Server left off, utilizing the infrastructure you already have and saving you money.

For more information on MailSite visit: http://www.mailsite.com

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