Let’s pick premises and stick with it

On March 24, 2012, in news, by

http://blogs.technet.com/b/educloud/archive/2012/03/23/what-is-the-difference-between-exchange-online-unified-messaging-and-exchange-2010-on-prem-unified-messaging.aspx

Ah the use of the word premises used in the context of Exchange and messaging!

Premise as defined by bing – http://www.bing.com/Dictionary/search?q=define+premise&qpvt=premise&FORM=DTPDIA basis of argument: a proposition that forms the basis of an argument or from which a conclusion is drawn

Premises also defined by bing – http://www.bing.com/Dictionary/search?q=define+premises&qs=ds&form=QB land and buildings: a piece of land and the buildings on it

On premises software – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On-premises_software

Yet when you hear Microsoft talk about Exchange on premise you see both premises and premise

I think we should pick premises and stick with it.

 

 

 

3 Responses to Let’s pick premises and stick with it

  1. SeanPT says:

    “I think we should pick premises and stick with it.”

    There goes ol Susan, stuck in the mud again. You see it doesn’t matter if it is premises or premise because it will all be in the cloud tomorrow! We should call it in the cloud or dinosaur.

    (Lord knows I’m kidding — I always love that Susan is a defender of reality in the face of cloud insanity)

  2. Jules Wilkinson says:

    You are the ray of light in my life 😉

    Hey – It says Premises in the Exchange Management Console…

    Here’s hoping you make some traction with the other people!!

  3. Joe Raby says:

    …sometimes it’s just about getting someone else to do it.

    I’ve noticed a lot of web companies are like this now. Instead of doing their own hosting, they host with someone else. Not only that, but so many hosting providers now don’t even host anymore, and instead just buy up blocks of dedicated hosting from yet another 3rd-party and build a business around splitting up storage and bandwidth and offering discounted plans. I can sorta see the business reasoning behind doing this though because it eliminates the capital expense of having to build your own infrastructure. I had a couple clients that had their websites designed and built by local companies, and they were going through 4-7 different middlemen before we tracked down the actual web host that was storing it and running DNS records. Sometimes you have to be careful with knowing who is your HOST, and who is your “host” with your cloud services, because it’ll cost you if you don’t.