Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server
Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server was the first email platform released Microsoft to utilize AD directory services rather than its own directory system. This design enhancement made Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server significantly easier to manage and Microsoft Exchange Server 2000 continues to be the heart of the email environment of numerous small businesses.

Years of background with Microsoft's Exchange platforms makes Progent one of the most knowledgeable computer consulting organizations in the U.S. for maintaining email solutions powered by MS Exchange 2000 Server. Progent is experienced at assisting small businesses who continue to run MS Exchange Server 2000 and Progent can assist you understand the business value of upgrading your Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server environment to a more recent release of Exchange. (See Progent's Exchange Server 2016 migration support and Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 consulting.)

Benefits of MS Exchange Server 2K Compared to Microsoft Exchange 5.5 Server
Microsoft Exchange Server 2K features important enhancements in capability compared to Microsoft Exchange 5.5 Server in key areas such as accessibility, manageability, security, stability, capacity, and performance.

  • The 2K version of MS Exchange Server represented a significant increase in features over the MS Exchange 5.5 web interface. MS Exchange Server 2K offers a solid rendition of the familiar Outlook interface, including calendaring and utilities. As a result, authorized mobile users can have unrestricted, protected availability of email even in the absence of their mobile computer. All mobile clients require is a web accessible computer with a standard web browser.
  • Unlike Exchange 5.5, which uses its own directory, Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server utilizes Microsoft Active Directory, providing a greatly simplified management and security model. This makes MS Exchange Server 2000 easier to administer and support and also provides better protection.
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2000 has a robust foundation for seamlessly adding third-party software such as virus scanning programs and anti-spamming utilities. MS Exchange Server 2K's strong Application Programming Interface avoids the instability associated with Exchange 5.5 when integrating third-party add-ins.
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2K provides dramatically increased capacity and responsiveness compared to Exchange 5.5. This means you can deploy more and bigger mailboxes and enjoy quicker off-site access.

How Progent Can Assist You to Support MS Exchange 2000 Server
Progent's Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server troubleshooting and consulting services include assistance with the selection and configuration of third-party add-ons that are appropriately matched to your business strategy. Progent can also assist your company to upgrade to Exchange 2016 Server or move to Exchange 2013 Server from MS Exchange 2000 Server at minimal cost or interruption of business.

Advantages of Microsoft Exchange Server 2K Compared to an ISP-based or POP3 Email System
If your organization currently has users relying on an email solution hosted by an ISP or if you are running some Outlook clients in POP3 mode, your Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server provides a wealth of improved capabilities in the categories of manageability, responsiveness, capacity, robustness, and groupware:

  • Unlike the store-and-forward technique used by POP3 messaging, MS Exchange Server 2K implements a central-store model that liberates users from dependence on a specific desktop or notebook PC, reduces vulnerability to component breakdowns or malicious software, and allows both on-line and off-line email, auto-backup, and advanced sharing and team tasks.
  • Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server has strong collaboration capabilities that allow work groups to increase productivity by sharing calendaring, address books, messages and data.
  • The versatility of MS Exchange 2000 Server makes it possible to integrate third-party security enhancements or accommodate wireless smartphones such as the Research in Motion BlackBerry.
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2K permits full live backup without affecting clients, enabling non-stop operation by eliminating periodic shutdowns and administrative blackouts.

How Progent Can Assist You to Incorporate POP3 E-Mail Clients with Microsoft Exchange 2000
Progent's experience and efficient best practices can assist you in performing a quick, seamless migration of POP3 users to your MS Exchange 2000 Server. Progent attends to vital issues such as managing domain names in order that on-site and off-site users make a smooth switch from POP3 email.

How Progent Can Help You Upgrade from Exchange 2000 to Exchange 2016 or Exchange Server 2013
Progent has a long background assisting small and midsize companies to migrate from Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server to newer editions of Microsoft Exchange. Progent's consultants can also help you to upgrade to MS Exchange 2016 Server or migrate to Exchange 2013 Server from Exchange 2000 Server at minimal expense or disruption of business operations. Progent's CISM-accredited network security consultants can ensure your security technology and practices are effective and Progent's Cisco-certified network experts can verify that your connectivity infrastructure is fast, reliable, and easy to support.

Find out more about how Progent can provide MS Exchange 2016 consulting support and Microsoft Exchange 2013 expertise.

Hosting and Management Services for Exchange
If your company is considering updating your Exchange 2000 installation to a messaging environment powered by Exchange 2016 Server or Exchange 2013, now is an ideal opportunity to consider Progent's Hosting Services for Microsoft Exchange. Progent can operate your Exchange system in a world-class facility with redundant power and cooling systems, 24x7 staffed security and operations center, plus failover connections to tier-1 Internet service companies. Hosted Exchange servers are set up as virtualized machines for service continuity, smooth scalability, and rapid restoration.

Progent's services include integration with your network, access to handheld communication products, automated monitoring of efficiency and security, spam and virus protection, security update and service pack management, Help Desk Call Center support, per-day data backup, and comprehensive email administration support. With Progent's Hosting and Management Services for Microsoft Exchange, small and midsize businesses can save substantially on the expense of computers, infrastructure, and cooling systems, reduce the hassle and risk of in-house network management, and benefit from world-class levels of dependability, protection, and performance.

Learn more details on how Progent can deliver Hosting Support Services for Microsoft Exchange.

For clients who use Progent's Microsoft Exchange Server hosting services, Progent can also assist with setting up an on-site Exchange Server solution when a business is ready to develop an in-house data center.

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In order to get in touch with Progent about technical assistance for MS Exchange Server technology or to ask about Progent's Exchange hosting services, call 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.

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