Thursday, 13 October 2011

RIP /Hosting Mode – Exchange Server 2010 /Hosting

I have been waiting for this for a while,

In summary…

  • 180 U turn on hosting!
  • You don’t need to use /Hosting Mode, on-premise is probably the preferred choice now
  • No new features will be added to SP2 /Hosting Mode, that includes UM Sad smile
  • You will probably need to use an automation partner or have s**t hot Exchange Admins

While I do not agree with this, I do understand working with one product with tweaks it is mush easier. Looks like is back to the way I used to do Hosted Exchange 2000, 2003 and 2007 before /Hosting Mode was born.

I’ know what I’m doing for the rest of the month….

1 comment:

Matthew Van Sickler said...

This is actually a good thing. If they aren't willing to provide feature parity between /hosting and enterprise, they should just kill it. And that's what they've done.

I do feel bad for folks that have deployed /hosting. After doing a cross-forest migration to get INTO it, they are looking at another to get OUT of it now.