Microsoft’s Centro

For a fair amount of admins, Centro looks to be a very exciting product. It seems that Microsoft is addresssing an area where it’s been ignoring. Whether or not Centro will improve Microsoft’s revenue stream shall be interesting. Administrators working in midsize businesses oftenmay have the knowledge and expertise found in a larger environment, but often stretched for time much more so than their counterparts working in small business environments.

Does the development of this product mean that Microsoft thought these admins had the time and expertise to put together a Linux server, if prompted to do so by management? Or does Centro just encourage midsize businesses to go ahead with an upgrade sooner than they otherwise might have?