I’m very pleased to share with you that the Microsoft Exchange Product Team has announced the Exchange Server 2013 has released to manufacturing (RTM).

This is an important milestone for the product as this means that it will become generally available soon. However, you’ll have to hold your horses for just a little longer as the public downloads won’t be available before mid-November.

Take a look at the following article for the official announcement from the Exchange team:

But Exchange wasn’t the only product to reach the RTM status. Alongside the other members of the Office product family like Lync, Office and SharePoint were RTM as well:

Unfortunately, as announced earlier, Exchange 2010 Service Pack 3 hasn’t been released yet. This means that – even when the bits for Exchange 2013 become generally available, you won’t be able to upgrade your existing deployment, just yet…

All in all, interesting times are coming if you ask me!

I’m looking forward to be sharing more about Exchange 2013 and Office 365 in the future!

Until later,