Blogger: Bill Pray
Listen to a short podcast with with Michael Atalla, Group Product Manager for Microsoft Exchange and Steve Schafer, Director of Global Information Systems for Global Crossing (an Exchange 2010 customer) about the value of upgrading to Exchange 2010.
I asked them two questions:
In the current economic climate, enterprises are navigating a new normal with tight controls on costs. Upgrading or changing the e-mail infrastructure can be costly and time consuming for the enterprise. Name the top three reasons you give to an enterprise wanting to realize hard ROI - quantifiable returns - on upgrading to Exchange 2010.
Exchange 2010 is not an in-place upgrade, it is a transition – meaning the customer has to stand-up a 2010 server and then migrate from older to versions of Exchange to 2010. Exchange 2007 was the same. Migrations can be complex, time consuming, and expensive for a large enterprise. Why isn’t Exchange 2010 an upgrade and how does Microsoft help customers with the migration?
Due to technical difficulties (that never happens!), the podcast is not yet available for download, but can be replayed. I will update this post when it does become available. In the meantime, you can listen to the podcast here. (Note: the Intercall page requires you enter a name and e-mail address for the replay - you may enter any name and e-mail address you choose).