Microsoft officials noted that many of the new capabilities in the coming Exchange Server 2016 release already were introduced to Exchange Online and Office 365 business users between the time Microsoft rolled out Exchange Server 2013 and now. That's not surprising, given Microsoft's cloud-first mantra.
Microsoft execs also noted that Exchange users who want to get an early look at future Exchange features also have the option of joining the company's on-premises Technology Adoption Program.
Those who aren't attending Ignite in person, given the conference is sold out, will be able to watch all the sessions, including the Exchange-related ones, on the Web within 48 hours after they occur, the blog post says. Ignite is in Chicago and runs from May 4 to May 8.
Microsoft also will be showing off the next version of SharePoint, SharePoint Server 2016, at the Ignite show.