It has been almost exactly two years now that we had a post about our Exchange On-Premises TAP program and how you can (and why you would want to) nominate yourself for the program.
Well, the time is right again, and we would like to re-invite you to apply and we will consider you for the program.
Please head over to the original post (and follow the process outlined there) to apply. Thank you for your interest!
Exchange On-Premises TAP Program accepting nominations
you have around, CEOs doesn't fully trust on cloud security as not every company can upload sensitive material to the net.
Exchange on-premises today has become very terrifying territory that only consultants get excited about now. I don't know any company which uses Exchange as a resource (not Exchange dev companies) that would willingly risk their production data on these kind
of programs anymore. I'm actually curious about how a company could justify the benefits against the cost (since updates and rollbacks are much more involved) and risks for testing in a production environment. Many managers for mid-size companies (<1K employees)
that I've worked with in the past couple of years are pushing for the cloud rather than to trust a consulting firm and evaluating skilled Exchange engineering staff. Microsoft is currently competing two different technologies against each other and one side
is obviously losing.
Did you guys read the previous blog written by David? The long & short is that if you're willing to be on the pre-bleeding edge you get exclusive access to the Exchange product team, free support, and the ability to help shape the product moving forward. More
so than just talking about what you'd like to see happen on a blog post or in a TechNet forum post.
Additionally, if you're using Office 365 you're already using some of the new/yet-to-be-deployed-to-on-prem features and functionality, anyway.
But you're right - it's not for everyone. There are risks, but honestly, this is a very unique opportunity to make your voice heard and be supported for it.
I'd make a case for it with my upper-management if we weren't in the middle of a number of numerous transitions and consolidations at the moment. Just no time to give it the attention it would absolutely require.
One of the benefits is access to Exchange Server product team and support.
of full new builds rapid fire released. Microsoft says they're production quality builds, I'm just saying I would want to hear from others who had experience before I signed up.
To Fernando Yopolo, I happen to agree with you and out business will never migrate to the cloud for e-mail as long as there are on-prem solutions because we don't want our e-mail stored in the cloud.
So I guess to sum it all up, I would like to hear from real TAP participants on their experiences before I threw my name in the ring. That's all I am saying.
I'm The Microsoft Certified Trainer Regional Lead from Colombia, my passion is about Exchange server, and I Would like to be part of this Adoption program.
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