Changes in Exchange 2007 include the adoption of a unified inbox, support for voice mail, and improved Outlook client e-mail software.
① immediately upgraded the company very few. Gartner's survey data show that one-fifth of Exchange users are still using Exchange 5.5, which has a "long" history of 9 years. This means that most companies will not start upgrading their existing Exchange systems until 2008.
② you want to run Exchange 2007, you must have 64-bit servers and 64-bit versions of Windows Server 2003. New chips such as Fast Dragon (Athlon), Xeon and Hao Long (Opteron) are capable of this work, and most Pentium systems are powerless.
③ uses a 64-bit chip, and system performance is expected to increase by 75% compared to Exchange 2003. Overall, the speed of performing system management tasks has increased, but there has been no significant change in the speed of e-mail delivery, Hopkins, a beta tester at Johns Hopkins University (Johns University), analyst of the Public Health Institute, Tode Wilson Todd Wilson.
④exchange 2007 can also block unsolicited e-mail. The ability to control the server now, it can block e-mail transactions between employees in two departments that are not allowed to share data in the enterprise.
⑤ adoption of a unified inbox is indeed an improvement. Exchange 2007 supports voice mail and faxes, and can also be integrated with Microsoft's upcoming Office Communications server.
⑥ portability Promotion. For mobile users, Exchange 2007 supports mobile search and provides a more sophisticated calendar service, and erases data when a mobile device is lost or stolen.
The components of ⑦exchange 2007 can be allocated on different servers: Gateway access is placed on one computer, security and calendar functions are placed on another, thereby improving redundancy.
⑧ competitive products are everywhere. IBM plans to launch its own products early this year to respond to Exchange 2007, a similar product from the Open-source software vendor Zimbra company that runs on Linux servers; Google Inc. (Google) Gmail or Microsoft's Hotmail/live mail may be more suitable for small businesses.
⑨ development work becomes easier. Microsoft has abandoned a large number of legacy application programming interfaces (APIs) and turned to new Web service-oriented APIs.
⑩ Client e-mail software Outlook has improved dramatically. Special selling points include: built-in RSS reader, the search function is more perfect, automatic note to the short message to color label, and can automatically delete the message after the specified date.