Microsoft Exchange Server has been a crucial technological breakthrough in advanced corporate communication systems. Companies who utilize an enterprise-class email server like Exchange believe that email is mission critical, and value the productivity it enables. But an in-house migration to Exchange 2007 from an earlier version of Exchange or another email program will not be an easy task. Complexity, time and cost issues loom large over the IT department and are causing IT directors to search for an alternative solution.
Microsoft® Exchange® Server is the undisputed industry leader in corporate messaging. With the release of Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, not only does Exchange continue to provide rich, effi cient access to e-mail, calendars, attachments, contacts, and more, but Exchange Server 2007 adds some exciting infrastructure and performance improvements as well. F5’s comprehensive Application Ready infrastructure for Exchange Server 2007 allows organizations to easily provide additional performance, security and availability, to ensure maximum ROI with the minimum amount of work.
This white paper is focused on the design and architecture of an OCS 2007 environment in an HP BladeSystem infrastructure. The document outlines a building block approach to deploying OCS on the HP BladeSystem and focuses on how the design decisions around levels of availability, scalability, and the OCS 2007 feature set impact the hardware that is deployed and the version of OCS that is used. The white paper also covers a brief overview of the Microsoft Unified Communications framework including Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and Office Communications Server 2007 and an overview of the HP BladeSystem architecture and how the HP BladeSystem can help lower the total cost of ownership (TCO).
Regardless of industry or geographic location, business information is exploding on a massive scale—affecting primary, secondary, and archival storage systems. The sheer quantity of data being amassed is outpacing organizations' ability to keep tabs on it, maintain corporate compliance, meet strict government regulation, and even simply house it in a useful format that can provide invaluable history and knowledge. Learn more today.
What are your peers doing in terms of virtualizing Exchange? This 2008 Computerworld Research study explores initiatives surrounding virtualizing Microsoft Exchange. It analyzes Exchange 2007 migration and upgrade plans, the many drivers behind virtualizing Exchange, the challenges faced when virtualizing Exchange, the current status of virtualized server environments, and more.
This paper compares the Research In Motion BlackBerry solution (BlackBerry mobile devices and BlackBerry Enterprise Server) with the Microsoft® mobile solution (Microsoft Windows Mobile® and Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 SP1 with Microsoft ActiveSync® technology) by analyzing features of the user experience and the administrator experience.
Today’s business requirements—such as security, disaster recovery, and mobility—are more extensive than ever before. To meet these requirements, Microsoft® Exchange has extended its reach beyond simple e-mail to increase user productivity and keep information close at hand, while being flexible enough to meet your organization’s administrative model.
Expedia is the world's leading online travel company, providing business and leisure travelers with tools and information to easily research, plan, book, and experience travel. As the company’s early rapid growth stabilized, its IT department sought ways to help employees become more productive and collaborate more effectively across long distances. To meet this goal, the department deployed Microsoft® Exchange Server 2007.
Lifetime Products manufactures tables, chairs, and basketball equipment for customers in more than 50 countries. Its employees in the United States and China depend on messaging technologies to stay connected to customers and the office. To improve productivity, Lifetime deployed Microsoft® Exchange Server 2007 Unified Messaging. Employees can access their e-mail, voice-mail, and fax messages in their inboxes—while at work, at home, or on the road.
Published By: Concentric
Published Date: Mar 27, 2009
Email, calendaring, collaboration, and mobility solutions are moving from corporate data centers to service provider networks. Service providers can realize far greater economies of scale than most businesses and deliver higher levels of service to more users at a lower cost; in fact, the fewer the users, the higher cost for each. Concentric Hosted Exchange is a fast, reliable and affordable solution for email, calendaring, collaboration, and mobility based on Microsoft® Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1) and Microsoft Outlook® 2007. Concentric Hosted Exchange provides all of the benefits of Microsoft Exchange and Outlook 2007 without the up-front infrastructure costs or ongoing overhead.
Published By: Concentric
Published Date: Mar 27, 2009
Email has become something of a critical utility, much like the electricity that powers our offices: it must be available 24 hours a day, it must provide reliable performance, and its cost must be reasonable. However, unlike electrical systems (at least from the user’s perspective), email systems require significant amounts of labor to manage well. Email systems must periodically be upgraded. New hardware must be introduced as organizations migrate to new systems. Security must be maintained and upgraded to protect the system from intrusions. Additional hardware must be deployed to protect against outages that could seriously harm user productivity. Plus, unexpected events, such as spam storms or natural disasters can drive up costs substantially in ways that were not anticipated.
"There are many reasons why now is the right time to make the move to Microsoft Exchange Server 2010,including a host of administration and security improvements. However, as with Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, Exchange 2010 requires SSL certificates to ensure the security of all connections to the email server. This guide from Thawte is designed to take the guesswork out of implementing SSL for Exchange 2010, making it easier than ever to get the SSL certificate you need for a successful and secure Exchange implementation, and to take advantage of powerful capabilities such as Subject Alternative Names (SANs)."
Since the rise of archiving systems in business more than a decade ago, the technology has made great strides forward. Recently, stringent regulations and highly demanding litigation procedures have amplified the need for a strong archive system. Messaging systems such as Microsoft® Exchange Server 2007—Microsoft’s latest version of Exchange Server—have also seen their share of changes and improvements in archiving and compliance. This document is intended as a guide and a blueprint for organizations looking at deploying Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and Mimosa™ NearPoint™ in their environment.