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Microsoft Launches Public Preview of Possibly Its Last On-premises Email Server Ever

Microsoft Launches Public Preview of Possibly Its Last On-premises Email Server Ever

Email is one of those technologies that makes much more sense as a cloud service than an on-premises proposition. However, to allay fears of those stuck in an on-premises mindset, the company promised at Ignite 2017 that it would release new versions of Exchange, SharePoint, and Skype for Business for on-premises management and usage.

Today, Microsoft has delivered Exchange 2019 into public preview.

Available for download (.ISO) here: Microsoft Exchange Server 2019 – Preview

In the blog post announcement, Microsoft seems to apologize FOR customers who still think on-premises is still even an option…

We strongly believe Office 365 delivers the best and most cost-effective experience to our customers, but we understand that some customers have reasons to remain on-premises. Exchange Server 2019 is designed to deliver security, performance, and improved administration and management capabilities. These are the attributes our largest on-premises customers tell us they need from Exchange. We also have features end-users will love too of course.

You can bet during Ignite 2018 that Microsoft will be pushing hard to get those on-premises minded customers looking to the cloud. Microsoft promises that Exchange 2019 will focus on experience, security, and performance.


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