Microsoft Exchange Moving Online

Microsoft continues to embrace the software-as-a-service path and has big hopes for hosted Exchange in the future. According the Radicati Group, Exchange will run about 210 million corporate email accounts in 2008, growing to 319 million mailboxes in 2012—and Microsoft says 50% of them will be hosted. Not bad. It will be interesting to see if such a big company can make this kind of strategic shift—and how much they’ll involve partners along the way.