Burlington, MA, December 18, 2007 – 123Together.com, the leading provider of hosted enterprise-class messaging and collaboration solutions such as Hosted Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and Hosted Windows SharePoint Services v3.0, today announced the availability of Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 to its customers. The company provides hosted Exchange
2007 to small and mid-size businesses (SMBs) which enables them to utilize the industry leading messaging and collaboration tool to grow their businesses. The release of Service Pack 1 provides customers with greater functionality, improved stability and additional product enhancements.
New Features and Enhancements
Local Continuous Replication (LCR) and Cluster Continuous Replication (CCR)
In its continuing quest to offer messaging solutions with the highest availability, 123Together.com is now offering new dedicated Exchange hosting customers the option of utilizing Local Continuous Replication (LCR) or Cluster Continuous Replication (CCR) services with their Exchange 2007 dedicated servers. The LCR option allows for a fully redundant mirror of all hosted data to be maintained on the customer’s Exchange Server on secondary storage devices whereas the CCR option allows for customers to have an alternate server which maintains a full mirror of their data. By utilizing 123Together.com for their Microsoft Exchange Server needs customers can take advantage of these latest technologies which have been improved with Exchange Server 2007 SP1 and maximize their server availability and uptime.
The Outlook Web Access which is offered with Exchange Server 2007 was redesigned to enhance ease of use and has been further upgraded with Service Pack 1 to offer even more enhancements:
Public Folder Access
Service Pack 1 now supports the creation, modification and access of public folders by OWA in addition to MS Outlook. This allows companies to share documents and access files via an Outlook and OWA and also use search capabilities.
The new S/MIME (Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions) feature helps secure messages by preventing impersonation and tampering with email messages in OWA. Users can now encrypt outgoing messages and attachments so that only intended recipients who have a digital certificate can read them. A digitally signed message assures the recipient that the message has not been tampered with.
WebReady Document Viewing
The addition of WebReady document viewing in Service Pack 1 now enables the conversion of Word documents, Excel worksheets and PowerPoint presentations into HTML files allowing documents to be viewed as a web page. This is helpful for mobile users who may only be able to access files via a web browser.
In addition to these key OWA enhancements, Service Pack 1 also provides 123Together.com customers access to other OWA features such as personal distribution lists, recovery of deleted items, monthly calendar views, and additional language support in spell check.
Import of PST Files
Service Pack 1 now allows 123Together.com to assist its customers in migrating to its Exchange 2007 platform by also providing the ability to import Outlook .pst files directly to the exchange server. This service allows small and medium sized enterprises to migrate from older versions of Exchange to Exchange 2007 SP1 hosted by 123Together.com over a night or a weekend by just providing access to the mailbox data.
“Uptime and the ability to communicate and collaborate from anywhere at anytime have always been of primary importance to SMBs. With the new features in Service Pack 1 our customers can now be even more certain that they are utilizing the best-in-class messaging and collaboration tools to grow their businesses,” said Ravi Agarwal, chief executive officer of 123Together.com. “With the addition of replication and OWA enhancements our customers can be assured of being able to access their data any hour of the day or night no matter where they are in the world.”
Headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts, 123Together.com, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, is a leading provider of hosted enterprise-class messaging and collaboration solutions including Microsoft Exchange Server. Among its offerings are shared and dedicated Microsoft Exchange Server hosting, and Windows SharePoint Services v3.0, full mobile availability for BlackBerry, Treo, PocketPC, SmartPhone and Windows Mobile handhelds; and the ability to resell the service completely white labeled. 123Together.com offers Exchange customers free Outlook 2007, live 24x7 U.S.-based technical support, advanced spam and virus filtering, and a 100 percent uptime guarantee for dedicated servers. A 30-day no obligation trial is available.
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