Development cadence in a cloud world

After a busy summer of Microsoft events meeting with partners, customers and our internal sales organization, I thought I would share some of the discussions I had with these groups around our cloud evolution and specifically around Exchange Online. One of the key things we have evolved is our development cycle for the online service…


More scoop on Exchange at TechEd North America 2011

As we posted last week, Tech•Ed North America is around the corner and we’ve got a lot of great sessions, new content and goodies for you all! Check out what’s new in the TLC If you’re an attendee, visit the Best Practices Drive-Thru at the Technical Learning Center (TLC – Building B, Level 1 of…


Announcing the Exchange ActiveSync Logo Program

You’ve told us that one of your top concerns is the increasing diversity of mobile devices that employees use to access your company resources. While many of these devices use Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) for mobile email, we all know that not all EAS clients are created equal. Exchange ActiveSync policies and features aren’t consistently implemented…


Exchange 2010 is Best Mail Server – InfoWorld’s 2011 Technology of The Year Award Winner

I’m delighted to share the news – Exchange Server 2010 has won InfoWorld’s Technology of the Year award for the best mail server! From InfoWorld: Microsoft Exchange 2010 continues Redmond’s longstanding market leadership in mail servers and related software. This release shows why the company’s once-reviled product continues to be deployed widely in enterprises: it…


Office 365 and Exchange

You may have seen some of the press coverage today on Office 365, which brings all of Microsoft’s business productivity software together into one cloud service. Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1) will be the engine that powers Exchange Online in Office 365, lighting up slick new features such as: Voice mail with Unified…


Video Interviews From TechEd 2010

During Microsoft TechEd 2010 in New Orleans, I interviewed a few of the Exchange Server Program Managers and Technical Managers. These interviews are live on my blog as well. iCal and Calendar Publishing Adam Glick, Senior Technical Product Manager discusses iCal and Calendar Publishing capabilities in Exchange Server 2010 SP1    High AvailabilityAstrid McClean, Senior…


Microsoft User Research Seeking Participants

Have you ever wanted to talk to someone behind the technology we all use? Well now’s your chance. When you participate in a Microsoft User Research study, you become part of our product and services development process. In helping us understand your needs, you’ll help shape the future of technology. In addition to playing with…


Exchange Server 2010 is now available worldwide!

It is my distinct pleasure to announce today the global availability of Exchange Server 2010. This has been an amazing journey from conception to launch, and the team has delivered an unprecedented line up of innovations in this release. I am incredibly proud of the team and our product. The dedication of the Exchange community…


More than 4.7 million users move to Exchange from Notes

“In our last fiscal year (July 2008-June 2009), more than 4.7 million people began the switch to Exchange and SharePoint from Notes”, Exchange marketing director Julia White posts on the Unified Communications blog. Cost savings is the number one driver for migrations, according to the post. Another key driver for migrations is the launch of…


Enterprise Communications Support moving to call-back model

On March 9th, 2009 the Professional level “Enterprise Communications Support” business at Microsoft will transition to a call-back model for all Professional support incidents in the United States and Canada. Professional Support is provided to customers who pay per-incident or buy a five pack of support incidents. This does not include customers with Premier Support….