After what seems to have been a much calmer Technology Adoption Program (beta tests), Exchange 2016 passed all the required quality benchmarks to reach Release-to-Manufacturing (RTM) status on September 29. Of course, RTM is an archaic term dating back to the time when software was ceremoniously handed over by development to the folks who created copies of the distribution kit on floppy disks, then CDs, and latterly DVDs for delivery to customers.
It’s been a busy week for many reasons, so I have a few things to report in quick succession.
I recently read a report about Office 365 that contained the following statement:
“Despite the rhetoric about stability, reliability, and high availability with cloud services, Office 365 still suffers from periodic downtime. Whether it is due to a patch that hasn’t been fully tested, an overlooked configuration requirement, a component failure, or a networking issue, Office 365 does not provide 100% service availability.”