Microsoft Solution for Hosted Messaging and Collaboration version 4.5, which includes Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1), Office Communications Server 2007 Services, and Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services version 3.0 SP1, focuses on providing tools and guidelines with which your business can:
- Provide a compelling new mobile experience - The
Microsoft Solution for Hosted Messaging and Collaboration with
Exchange Server 2007 SP1 extends the reach of service providers
beyond the desktop by providing a compelling new mobile
- For administrators - Simplified device discovery,
configuration, and management.
- For their customers - An end-user mobile experience more
like Microsoft Outlook.
- For administrators - Simplified device discovery, configuration, and management.
- Increase reliability of service - For example, by using
the new cluster and storage features of Exchange Server 2007 SP1,
service providers could provide recovery or journaling services, or
both. Service providers can work with application developers,
building applications to access the Web services interfaces,
enabling expanded customization and integration with the other
information assets at the service provider.
- Improve availability and reliability of data - Service
providers no longer manage just customer messaging data. By
extending the service offering to include rich e-mail, service
providers manage calendaring and scheduling data, and Microsoft
Windows SharePoint Services data - all of which is virus-scanned.
With updated operations and the monitoring and reporting features
in Hosted Messaging and Collaboration version 4.5, solution
providers can implement processes that improve reliability and
- Scale your service from a single offering - The solution
delivers a single offering which will scale from a minimum server
footprint to very large environments. This single, scalable
offering allows the solution to be deployed to meet the current and
future planned subscriber base and not merely the organization size
of the service provider.
- Easily migrate to updated products - By providing the
same comprehensive automation and delegation that service providers
have come to expect from Microsoft, service providers will be able
to migrate to a fully tested, service-enabled solution that
includes Exchange Server 2007 SP1 and Windows SharePoint Services
version 3.0 SP1. The solution provides the updated management,
provisioning, and reporting services to support these
Where to Find More Solution Information
- Microsoft Solution for Hosted Messaging and
Collaboration version 4.5 - In this documentation consultants,
systems integrators, and systems engineers can learn what is
required to deploy a hosted messaging and collaboration solution
using Microsoft technologies. Service provider decision-makers
involved in business development can find out how the solution
features can lower the total cost of ownership (TCO) for messaging
services, create revenue-generating opportunities, and satisfy
customer demand for rich e-mail capabilities.
- Deployment Walkthrough - The Hosted Messaging
and Collaboration documentation on TechNet also includes
information for how to deploy a lab environment for the Hosted
Messaging and Collaboration version 4.5.
- The Microsoft Service Providers Web site -
Microsoft operates a Web site dedicated to service providers. The
Microsoft Service Providers Web site provides information about
Hosted Messaging and Collaboration and other Windows-based hosting
solutions, including partnership programs and information about