Daily Archives: March 10, 2006

Managed Exchange services

I was looking around the Exchange home page today and noticed that we’re now offering a managed Exchange service through Frontbridge.  This is a great idea for those who don’t want the worry of managing their Exchange environment at their own premises, and want to  switch to a totally hosted solution.  To take the worry away so to speak, and let someone else manage the uptime requirements for you.

I’m not all that specialised in Hosted Exchange technologies, so I can’t evangelise about this effectively… Are there good Hosted Exchange guys who would be interested in working in the UK as a hosting evangelist at some stage in the future?  I wonder if I need to increase the size of my team…?

By the way –   This is a different offer than the Managed Exchange offer in conjunction with MOM.  The Managed Exchange Offer: The new smart way to buy Exchange Server. Customers can now buy a ‘Managed Exchange Server’, combining the world’s leading messaging server with Microsoft’s most advanced monitoring and management tool, Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005. There are two new Managed Exchange products, Standard and Enterprise editions, which include both the full Exchange Server 2003 product and the Operations Manager License (OML) needed to monitor and manage your business-critical messaging environment.

From March 1–August 31, 2006, Microsoft Select and Enterprise Agreement License program (non-Academic) participants can enjoy the following worldwide promotion:  Improve your management experience with Exchange Server 2003 by purchasing a promotional offer for Managed Exchange. This promotion allows customers to purchase a “Managed Exchange” server that includes the rights to be managed by MOM 2005 and a free copy of the MOM 2005 Server.