I've read lots of comments and tweets about various aspects of Exchange recently. Some are positive, but lots are negative. This might simply be the nature of the Internet where many of those who care to contribute do so because they have experienced a problem and want to share that information. In any case, I'm talking to the man who has responsibility for all of Exchange server development next week and I want to know about your cares, concerns, and questions. Speak now... or stay quiet!
I need your help. Next Friday (December 13), I shall interview Perry Clarke, Microsoft CVP for Exchange development (in other words, Perry is responsible for every bit of code written for Exchange, both on-premises and cloud). I have known Perry for many years and have quite a few questions to ask him about the future direction of Exchange and other issues, but I thought that I’d open it up to the Exchange community and invite you to submit questions that you’d like me to ask Perry.
I’m not looking for leading statements like “I thinkquality is crap” or “Microsoft is driving everyone to the cloud”; I want well-reasoned questions that dive to the core of an issue and are preferably backed up with hard fact. In short, I need your thinking caps to be firmly in place before you pose a question.
When you come up with a question that you want me to ask, write it out. Then go have a coffee or whatever drink moves your creative side and then come back and have a look at the question again. And if you think that the question is still valid, then submit it as a reply to this post and I’ll add it to the mix of potential questions for the 60-minute interview. I give no guarantee that I will use any or all of the questions that flow in but I will read every one and they will form part of my research and preparation for our chat.
When the interview is over I will write it up and publish the questions that I ask plus Perry’s response in a post to this blog. My plan is to do this on Tuesday, December 17.
The challenge is there. Speak now or forever hold your peace – or whatever the equivalent is in electronic terms.
I look forward to hearing from you.
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