More on Exchange 12 64-bit only news from around the blogs

I wasn't the only one who said "wow"when the earth moved under Microsoft Exchange the other day (ref: Exchange12: 64 bit only?).  Someother blogger views:AndrewPollack:Exchange12 will do what every previous version of Exchange has been targeted todo. It will have enough new features and bug fixes along with performancegains that users will want to move to it, and in order to move to it newoperating systems will have to be sold by the truckload. Microsoft is and has always been aboutLEVERAGE. To run the newest THING you need the new OTHERTHING, which meansthe new OTHERSTUFF.....etc...etc...etc...AlexScoble:Firmsthat are already on decent hardware and have Exchange 2003 will find thishard to swallow. ...At any rate, this will probably pushcompanies that are looking to upgrade their collaboration infrastructureto look at other packages such as Scalix or Open Xchange.orperhaps Lotus Domino, Alex?FerrisResearch:64-bitsupport makes great sense and is good for everyone.Youcan read my comments on Ferris's site for why I don't agree with that. (Also picked up by TomDuff).Some other responses are linked in the previousthread.  Net net -- I'm gladNotes/Domino still stands for investment protection, not rip-and-replace.

I wasn't the only one who said "wow" when the earth moved under Microsoft Exchange the other day (ref: Exchange 12: 64 bit only?).  Some other blogger views:
Andrew Pollack:

Exchange 12 will do what every previous version of Exchange has been targeted to do. It will have enough new features and bug fixes along with performance gains that users will want to move to it, and in order to move to it new operating systems will have to be sold by the truckload.

Microsoft is and has always been about LEVERAGE. To run the newest THING you need the new OTHERTHING, which means the new OTHERSTUFF.....etc...etc...etc...
Alex Scoble:
Firms that are already on decent hardware and have Exchange 2003 will find this hard to swallow. ...
At any rate, this will probably push companies that are looking to upgrade their collaboration infrastructure to look at other packages such as Scalix or Open Xchange.
or perhaps Lotus Domino, Alex?

Ferris Research:
64-bit support makes great sense and is good for everyone.
You can read my comments on Ferris's site for why I don't agree with that.  (Also picked up by Tom Duff).

Some other responses are linked in the previous thread.  Net net -- I'm glad Notes/Domino still stands for investment protection, not rip-and-replace.

Originally by Ed Brill from Ed Brill on November 17, 2005, 8:18am

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