Friday, October 7, 2011

Development cadence in a cloud world

There are great lessons from the on-premises server world that we leverage for Exchange Online, such as commitment to enterprise grade quality, security, privacy and above all being grounded on customer needs. And, there are also some key differences between the two offerings, such as the release cadence. With an online service, there is the ability to make changes on a regular basis as many consumer services such as Bing and Windows Live do. For a business service like Exchange Online, we take a slightly different approach to our release cadence that draws from both customer feedback and our experience with enterprise software, while taking advantage of services flexibility.

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