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No Surprise That Exchange Online Uses Windows Server Core

by Tony Redmond

A recent Microsoft post contained the news that Exchange Online uses Windows Server Core. That might be news to some, but not to anyone who's been following the advice of the Exchange product group. Exchange Online doesn't use virtual servers, follows a preferred architecture, wants to reduce the potential attack surface, and extract as much CPU as possible out of its servers. All good reasons why Windows Server Core helps.

How Stable is Office 365? Can I Trust the Cloud?

by Tony Redmond

Microsoft says Office 365 is stable, secure, and trustworthy. But then something happens to make people less sure that Office 365 really is what Microsoft says it is. To see if we can resolve some of the doubts in peoples' minds, Mary-Jo Foley is going to question me about some of the seamier sides of Office 365 on March 4. The audio and transcript will be available soon afterwards.