We're about to fork out more than $20,000 in new Windows Server 2008 R2 licenses and CALs, and are in the position of deciding if we're going to purchase Software Assurance or not.
I've tried to search for a Windows Server roadmap, but all I can find is some seriously non-commital data here.
Is there any other data from Microsoft that we can use to evaluate whether it's worth while purchasing SA on the basis of major server OS releases in the next 3 years?
Basically, I'd be pretty upset if I had purchased SA in 2003 because there wasn't any use for it until 2008 and we don't want to find ourselves in that situation.
Worth noting that adding SA to the licenses increases the cost to $30,000 so it's a fairly big jump