Outlook 2002 to Come with Exchange 2000 SP1

The first service pack for Exchange 2000 Server will come with Outlook 2002, Microsoft Corp.'s Office XP generation e-mail client.

Exchange 2000 Server currently ships with Outlook 2000. Exchange licensing allows adminstrators to deploy Outlook clients at no charge as long as the seat is covered by an Exchange Client Access License.

The change means that administrators who have already deployed Exchange 2000 and Outlook 2000 can upgrade their users when they move to SP1 without giving additional licensing money to Microsoft.

Outlook 2002 officially launches on May 31 along with the rest of the Office XP suite.

Microsoft says the Exchange 2000 SP1 will ship in mid-2001. The product launched in September.

Microsoft's development team did some work between Outlook 2000 and Outlook 2002 to improve the online/offline capabilities of the e-mail client software. Outlook 2002 speeds up the offline synchronization over slow connections, provides an option for users to always decline automatic synchronizations over slow connections, allows users to cancel a client request when the server is slow to respond and provides a progress bar for the synchronization process.

The features are definitely needed, but industry publications have given them mixed reviews on their effectiveness.

Other features of Outlook 2002 include built-in content indexing and searching, mailbox management, improved meeting scheduling and instant messaging (with Exchange 2000).

About the Author

Scott Bekker is editor in chief of Redmond Channel Partner magazine.


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