Ian Wells mengumumkan ketersediaan rilis beta ke lima SME Server 8.0, distribusi server berbasis CentOS :
The SME Server development team is pleased to announce the release of SME Server 8.0beta5 which is based on CentOS 5.4 and will be the next major release of SME Server. Major changes in beta 5. The policy is to stick with upstream updates unless there are compelling reasons not to. The number of customers unable to run the software they want because of the Samba and PHP versions constituted a compelling reason. Samba 3.4.3 – has been updated from sources provided by ClearOS. This version of Samba provides support for Windows 7 domain logins. PHP 5.2.10 – is provided by the Red Hat Application Stack v2. 5.2 is needed by recent web applications such as OScommerce.
Untuk informasi lebih detail mengenai rilis ini, anda bisa membaca pengumuman rilis.
Kandidat Rilis pertama SME Server 7.5 juga telah diumumkan.