Exchange Server RFC and standards compliance

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Members of the “oppose Microsoft group” often deride the software giant, accusing them of implementing proprietary technologies to abuse their monopoly; but in recent years there has been a real shift towards standards-based technology implementations in Microsoft software. Like Microsoft Exchange Server, the messaging and collaboration platform, which implements over 50 RFCs/standards, as detailed in Microsoft knowledge base article 262986.

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  1. 50 RFCs? Why, that’s far more than I’d have supposed.

    When they get to 150, Microsoft will have caught up to the lamest unix mailservers.

    Thanks for the link!

    (PS: I was a beta-tester for the first three versions of Exchange. When a MS coder told me that their vision of the future did not include SMTP, I bailed out.)

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