Report: Microsoft plans Midmarket server bundle

Microsoft is said to be planning to offer Windows Midmarket Server, a product for midmarket customers along the lines of what it did with its Small Business Server bundle.

In an interview with Microsoft Watch, Senior Vice President Orlando Ayala said that something is planned for mid-size customers, but declined to say which products might be included or when the package might ship. The current Small Business Server product includes both Windows Server and Microsoft Exchange.

As it is throughout its server line, Ayala said Microsoft is focused on creating role-based products in which the software can be tailored based on the job function of the person using it. More details should be available in the next six months, Ayala said in the Microsoft Watch interview.

Pressed for details, the software maker was even less forthcoming.

"As always, Microsoft is listening to the needs of its customers and continuing to evaluate future software solutions based on their feedback," Microsoft said in a statement. "However, we donÂ’t have an update on a specific offering for the mid-market at this time."

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