Microsoft released it's servicing channels awhile ago, splitting it to 3 channels.

How does your organization cope with it? have you split your audience too? or have you brought out your "Warrior Attitude" and moved to Monthly Channel all at once?

my approach is a general guidance note. "Split and Enjoy"

  • Identify your most Tech-Savvy, IT and business groups. Caution when adding a business user who performs a critical function in your organization. Start a Monthly Channel group
  • Use a larger group for Semi-Annual Targeted - Rest of your IT dept. and wider business group are ideal candidates
  • keep the Semi-Annual for the production audience.

The Monthly channel group would be the most vocal, as they see the most of the "cool features" that come in.. don't let that fool you :). if something goes wrong, there is very limited support!