No. What we are telling our partners and developers is to start thinking about how to leverage Exchange in other applications. If you want to develop applications in Exchange, go ahead. But we will have other tools too. Over time, how will the role of Exchange be de-emphasized as a collaboration platform?
It's not that anything about the product will change, but we are beginning to de-emphasize Exchange as a platform in favor of using components of Exchange in other applications. The whole idea behind XML and Web Services is that I can embed things in other products. I can put a calendar in a CRM application, for example. We have SharePoint Team Services that we are seeing people use more and more. Creating a discussion using Exchange Public Folders today is not as simple as using a Web-based service, or creating an ad hoc, team-based work space. SharePoint has rich indexing capabilities and document management capabilities. You will see us moving toward a set of best-of-breed tools that focus on particular pieces of functionality. And Exchange is best at communications. Will there be anything in Titanium to help customers facilitate a move up to Kodiak?
It's too early to talk about what's in Kodiak. We don't even know what the feature set is. It's too early in the developer cycle. Customers should think of upgrading to Titanium just to leverage the capabilities in Windows .NET Server. Active Directory will be easier,
FOR MORE INFORMATION: