Channel9 is featuring its first-ever interview with an Exchange guy. Some great quotes in there:
- "Almost everybody uses Exchange, they just don't know it"
- "So far we've given developers 42 different APIs...developers have found that confusing"
- "My e-mail server might be down....yup, it's down"
Seems like a lot of the "innovation" in Exchange 12 is catch-up work -- full-text search, incremental backup, typeahead addressing in OWA. All this requiring a hardware upgrade, dropping or stabilizing all existing APIs, and dropping active/active clustering. At least a year away.
As for "almost everybody uses Exchange", the speaker quotes Gartner as saying that Exchange runs more than half of all business e-mail mailboxes. I haven't ever seen a report like that.