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IT Weekly Roundup, Aug. 5

From the business wires this week: pre-configured Microsoft Exchange 2003 migration packages, a software deployment solution, an automated disk defragger and a search engine for Microsoft Exchange.

Dell announced the launch of a program to provide pre-configured server, storage and software packages and professional migration services for business customers upgrading to Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 prior to Dec. 31 this year. Pre-configured migration packages are available to customers with fewer than 100 e-mail users and up to 5,000 mailboxes. Additional services include Exchange Migration Readiness Assessment, Active Directory Design and Deployment, and Training for Exchange Server 5.5 to Exchange Server 2003 or Active Directory. http://www.dell.com/exchange

AJC Software released AJC Directory Synchronizer V2.1, a Windows utility for comparing and synchronizing two directory structures on one computer or two networked computers. The program runs on Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/2003/XP and costs $29 for a single-user license. http://www.ajcsoft.com

Insystek released Insystek Control Center 4.0, the latest version of its system auditing and software distribution solution. A mid-tier solution in the company’s range of Agentless IT management solutions, Insystek Control Center is for the Windows environment, enabling low-bandwidth software distributions and the discovery, auditing and management of remote systems on a network. Features offered include software distribution, security update deployment, software tracking, license compliance, software usage, historical tracking and change management—with all data stored in a central database repository. http://www.insystek.com

Insystek Control Center 4.0
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Deploy software applications and patches to your entire environment with Insystek Control Center 4.0.

PC Mesh released Defrag for Windows, a tool for automating the different steps for disk defragmentation, ensuring the process doesn’t hang up because of missed steps. Defrag for Windows supports Windows 98/ME/2000/XP and is priced at $19.95. http://www.pcmesh.com/defrag.htm

Intrinsyc Software International, Inc. released J-Integra Espresso v1.0, the latest addition to its suite of enterprise interoperability solutions. J-Integra Espresso provides a set of development tools and high-performance run-time components that bridge Java, CORBA and Microsoft .NET technologies. Built on top of a .NET implementation of IIOP (Internet Inter-ORB Protocol), the solution enables interoperability with any J2EE or CORBA infrastructure that is IIOP-compliant such as VisiBroker, Orbix, JacORB, JBoss, WebLogic and WebSphere. http://j-integra.intrinsyc.com

Quest Software Inc. announced the general availability of version 3.0 of Quest Recovery Manager for Exchange, which adds support for new versions of third-party backup software, including EMC Legato Networker, Veritas NetBackup and Veritas Backup Exec. The new version also features enhanced intelligent search capabilities and automation of cataloging and recovery tasks. Priced at $8 per managed mailbox. http://www.quest.com

Quest Recovery Manager for Exchange 3.0
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Quest Recovery Manager for Exchange 3.0 allows users to search for specific messages with filters for file attachments.

JNetDirect Incorporated released JSQLConnect 5.0, a native Type-4 JDBC driver providing scalable and reliable connectivity for the enterprise Java environment. The latest major version upgrade includes interoperability across Microsoft SQL Server 2005, secure SSL connections, NTLM authentication and support for IBM's Websphere 5.0 and 6.0. http://www.jnetdirect.com

Avistar Communications Corp. announced the integration of its AvistarVOS platform with Microsoft Office 2003, extending Avistar's presence-based desktop video calling to Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint business applications. The integration enhances Microsoft's Smart Tag links by adding video communications capabilities. http://www.avistar.com

NetSupport Ltd. launched a hosted solution called NetSupport 24-7, providing subscribers dynamic and secure on-demand support. The service combines PC remote control with real-time hardware and software inventory, file transfer, screen annotation, full text and audio messaging, chat history, the ability to push Web pages and remotely launch applications. NetSupport 24-7 offers support for Windows 95/98/ME/NT4/2000/2003/XP. All communication between the operator and user is encrypted from 56-bit to 256-bit AES levels. http://www.netsupport247.com

Official-Data-Recovery.com launched recently to provide consumers with free advice and information for do-it-yourself data recovery as well as product recommendations for when additional software is needed. http://www.official-data-recovery.com

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Dan Hong is the associate Web editor of MCPmag.com, CertCities.com, TCPmag.com, Redmondmag.com and RCPmag.com.

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