Exchange/Messaging


IT Skittish About Unified Communications Over the Public Cloud

Tapping unified communications (UC) services over a public cloud sounds like a good idea, but mid-to-large U.S. enterprises remain somewhat reluctant to go that route, according to an industry-commissioned study announced today.

Exchange Hosting Giant Intermedia Acquired by Private Equity Firm

Private equity firm Oak Hill Partners has acquired Exchange hoster Intermedia for an undisclosed sum and has named former Savvis CEO Phil Koen, as its new chairman and chief executive.

Tech-Ed: Kemp Technologies Talks Virtual LoadMaster Exchange for Hyper-V

Kemp Technologies, which makes load-balancing appliances, released this week Virtual LoadMaster Exchange for Hyper-V, a load-balancer designed to work exclusively with Exchange 2010 and Microsoft's hypervisor.

Microsoft Wins San Francisco Bid for Hosted E-mail Service

San Francisco plans to migrate 60 departments and agencies to Microsoft Exchange Online over the next 12 moths.

Exchange 2010 SP2 Features Outlined at Tech-Ed

Scheduled for release in the second half of 2011, Microsoft's Exchange 2010 Service Pack 2 (SP2) was the focus of a session at Microsoft's Tech-Ed conference in Atlanta, Ga.

Tech-Ed 2011: Enhanced Virtualization Hardware Support Comes to Exchange 2010

Microsoft took the opportunity at Tech-Ed 2011, currently underway in Atlanta, Ga., to announce new improvements to Exchange 2010 that will avoid supported scenarios when running the software in a virtualized environment.

Microsoft's Exchange Online Customers Hit by Outages

Microsoft's cloud-based Business Productivity Online Suite network has undergone multiple outages over the past few days, according to complaints from customers.

Unified Communications: Windows IT Pros Speak Out on Bringing It All Together

How hard is it to execute UC? Our readers who've done it share their take and offer tips for others trying to bring together voice with Microsoft Exchange, Office, OCS, Lync and more.

Microsoft Drops Cost for BlackBerry Hosted E-Mail; RIM To Tap Office 365

Microsoft eliminated a BlackBerry e-mail hosting cost for some customers, and it may have also inked a broader cloud data storage deal with Research In Motion.

ActiveSync Policies and Windows Phone 7 Walkthrough

Windows Phone 7's ActiveSync support leaves something to be desired -- Brien Posey walks you through what's available, what's not and why.

Clouds Collide in Strategic Microsoft vs. Google Battle

Microsoft's flagship Windows, Office and Exchange offerings may face renewed challenges in the stratospheric battle to come.

Report: U.S. Continues World Spam Lead

The United States is responsible for almost one in five spam e-mails sent out, according to Sophos, a data protection and security company.

Microsoft's Live@edu To Morph Into Office 365

Microsoft on Tuesday shared additional details about its next-generation Live@edu service offering for the education market.

Live@edu Gaining Higher Ed Traction

Microsoft's Live@edu software gained four million new student users over the last three months worldwide.

Google Gets Second Chance on Fed E-Mail Contract Won by Microsoft

The Interior Department can't award a noncompetitive contract to Microsoft, a federal judge has ruled. 

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