The Microsoft Branch Infrastructure Enterprise Solution promotion is an offer addressing enterprises with a large number of remote branch sites. Microsoft is offering a discount of no less than 43% for a package that combined Windows-based server, security and management technologies. The Redmond Company revealed that the promotion will be available starting on February 1, 2007 and will end on January 31, 2008.
The Microsoft promotional SKU will offer the Windows Server 2003 R2's branch features and additional security wide area network optimization, system management and server consolidation features. The Microsoft Branch Infrastructure Enterprise Solution promotion offers the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition, the Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server (ISA Server) 2006 Enterprise Edition, the Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 Enterprise Operations Management License (OML), the Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003 R2 Server Configuration Management License (CML) and the Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2.
“We have listened to our customers in the branch office and have created this product offering so customers can extend their Microsoft branch office solution to new or additional branches worldwide and realize immediate cost savings and enhanced information worker productivity,” said Bala Kasiviswanathan, group product manager for Windows Server at Microsoft. “This package promotion is also part of Microsoft’s long-term strategy to help customers easily integrate server, security and management technologies for a more secure and well-managed infrastructure.”