Microsoft Silent on Exchange 12 Timetable
Microsoft has mainly been mum so far about Monad and Exchange 12 roadmaps. At this writing, release dates for Exchange 12 beta 2—as well as the final shipping date for the new messaging server—are up in the air. Nor is Microsoft about to say which beta release of Monad will be included in the next build of the Exchange beta.
"We do not have details to share at this time regarding a second beta release for Exchange 12," says a Microsoft PR rep. "But what I can tell you is that when Exchange 12 is released, it will be feature complete."
But if you can put up with the possible frustrations, there seem to be strong advantages to plunging into Monad beta 3 right now. Essentially, whenever Exchange 12 does go to RTM, you’ll land way out ahead on the Monad learning curve.