A video was published today by our Exchange team discussing our upcoming release of Exchange 14 here.
The key message being:
Exchange 14 represents a new generation of Microsoft server technology that is designed, built and tested from the ground up for Software+Services.
Q & A provided:
Q: When will you release the next version of Exchange?
A: You will hear more from us about timing and investment areas later this quarter.
Q: I haven’t heard anything about Outlook or Office availability? When can we expect to hear from Office?
A: The Office team also is actively building and testing the next version of Office. At this point, we haven’t disclosed timing.
Exchange 14 in Education
We are currently hosting over 3.5 million students in production today on Exchange 14 beta code via our cloud based Exchange Labs offering so we are getting tremendous feedback on improving Exchange 14 with relation to the Education space.
We also have many schools interested in Exchange 14 for both on premise and online right now and they are participating in our Rapid Deployment Program where they get an early look at our code, and deploy a subset of mailboxes on this platform pre-release. Their feedback from a Education point of view will be extremely valuable.