45,000 Beta Copies Underscore Anticipation for Exchange 2003

Thanks WiNBETA for this news. Microsoft Corp. today announced that in two months of availability, more than 45,000 copies of Exchange Server 2003 Beta 2 have been distributed. Exchange Server 2003 is the next edition of Microsoft® Exchange Server messaging and collaboration software. During 2003, Microsoft will provide customers with a significant update to its end-to-end messaging and collaboration management solution offerings based on major releases of the core products: Exchange Server 2003, Windows® Server 2003 and "Outlook® 11," the code name for the next version of the e-mail client, which is included in "Office 11" (the code name for the next version of Microsoft Office).

"The feedback we have received thus far from our early beta testers, customers in the Exchange Server 2003 Joint Development Program, has been very positive," said Kevin McCuistion, director of Exchange marketing, business development and product planning at Microsoft. "Many have remarked that the combination of infrastructure and productivity improvements in Exchange 2003 will be a tremendous improvement to their IT environments. And as some of them have begun putting the beta into limited production, they are finding that the work needed to upgrade from previous versions is minimal in terms of both time and resources."

News source: Microsoft PressPass

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