Towards the tail end of last year, Microsoft announced a somewhat controversial decision to call time on the hugely popular Small Business Server (SBS) 2011 - the last OEM copies of which will be exhausted by the end of 2013. SBS has now been replaced by two flavours of Windows Server 2012 (Essentials and Standard), but unlike their predecessor, neither of which include an email server component - highlighting Microsoft's intention to 'guide' customers towards their cloud/ hosted services.