Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server
Microsoft Exchange Server 2K was the first messaging solution released Microsoft to utilize AD directory services instead of its own directory structure. This design improvement made Microsoft Exchange Server 2K dramatically simpler to manage and Microsoft Exchange Server 2K continues to be the heart of the messaging environment of numerous small businesses.

Years of experience with Microsoft's Exchange platforms makes Progent among the most qualified IT consulting resources in the United States for maintaining messaging environments based on Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server. Progent is experienced at helping small businesses who still operate MS Exchange Server 2000 and Progent can assist your organization assess the costs and benefits of upgrading your MS Exchange Server 2000 system to a current version of Exchange. (See Progent's Exchange 2016 migration support and Microsoft Exchange 2013 consulting.)

Advantages of Microsoft Exchange Server 2K Over MS Exchange Server 5.5
Microsoft Exchange Server 2K offers important enhancements in capability compared to MS Exchange 5.5 Server in key areas including connectivity, ease of administration, protection, robustness, capacity, and speed.

  • The 2K release of MS Exchange Server brought a dramatic increase in features over the MS Exchange 5.5 web client. MS Exchange Server 2000 delivers a good implementation of the older Outlook interface, including calendaring and tools. Consequently, authorized mobile workers can have unrestricted, secure access to email even without their mobile computer. All they need is a web accessible PC with a conventional web browser.
  • In contrast to Exchange 5.5, which has its own directory, Microsoft Exchange Server 2K utilizes MS Active Directory, offering a greatly simplified administration and security architecture. This makes Microsoft Exchange Server 2K simpler to manage and support and in addition offers tighter protection.
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2K incorporates a robust architecture for seamlessly integrating third-party applications such as virus detection packages and anti-spamming utilities. MS Exchange 2000 Server's strong Application Programming Interface avoids the risks associated with Exchange 5.5 when installing third-party utilities.
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2000 offers significantly improved capacity and performance compared to Exchange 5.5. This means you can deploy more and larger mailboxes and enjoy quicker off-site access.

How Progent Can Help Your Business with Microsoft Exchange Server 2000
Progent's Microsoft Exchange Server 2K troubleshooting and consulting skills include help with the selection and configuration of third-party add-ons that are appropriately matched to your business goals. Progent can also assist your company to upgrade to Microsoft Exchange 2016 Server or move to Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 from MS Exchange Server 2000 at minimal cost or interruption of business operations.

Advantages of MS Exchange 2000 Server Vs. an ISP-based or POP3 Email System
If your organization still has clients supported by an email system hosted by an ISP or if you are managing some Outlook users in POP3 mode, your Microsoft Exchange Server 2K provides a wealth of improved features in the categories of manageability, performance, capacity, robustness, and groupware:

  • In contrast to the store-and-forward technique followed by POP3 email systems, Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server implements a central-store architecture that liberates clients from dependence on a specific workstation or notebook computer, reduces vulnerability to hardware breakdowns or malicious software, and permits both on-line and off-line email, auto-backup, and advanced sharing and team tasks.
  • MS Exchange 2000 Server offers strong collaboration capabilities that allow work groups to improve productivity by sharing calendaring, addresses, messages and data.
  • The flexibility of MS Exchange 2000 Server makes it easy to integrate third-party security enhancements or support wireless handhelds such as the Research in Motion BlackBerry.
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2K permits full on-line backup without affecting users, making possible non-stop operation by eliminating periodic downtime and maintenance blackouts.

How Progent Can Assist Your Company to Integrate POP3 E-Mail Users with Microsoft Exchange 2000
Progent's expertise and efficient best practices can assist you in performing a quick, seamless move of POP3 clients to your Microsoft Exchange 2K Server. Progent attends to critical details such as coordinating domain names in order that on-site and remote clients make a non-disruptive transition from POP3 messaging.

How Progent Can Help You Upgrade from Exchange 2K to Exchange 2016 or Exchange Server 2013
Progent has an extensive background assisting small and midsize businesses to upgrade from Exchange 2000 to more recent editions of Microsoft Exchange. Progent's consultants can also assist your company to migrate to Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 or move to Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 from Exchange 2000 at minimal cost or disruption of business. Progent's CISM-accredited network security consultants can make sure your security infrastructure and practices are effective and Progent's Cisco-authorized network experts can verify that your connectivity architecture is efficient, dependable, and easy to support.

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

Hosting and Management Services for Exchange
If you are thinking about updating your Exchange 2000 Server system to a messaging solution based on Microsoft Exchange 2016 Server or Microsoft Exchange 2013, this is an ideal opportunity to consider Progent's Hosting Support Services for Microsoft Exchange. Progent can operate your Exchange system in an enterprise-class facility with redundant electrical and environmental control systems, round-the-clock site security and IT support center, and failover access to Internet backbone service providers. Hosted Microsoft Exchange servers are configured as virtualized servers for service continuity, smooth expandability, and fast restoration.

Services feature complete incorporation with your business network, access to mobile computing products, automated tracking of efficiency and security, spam protection, patch and service pack control, Help Desk Call Center services, daily data backup, and comprehensive messaging management support. Through the use of Progent's Hosting and Management Services for Exchange, small businesses can save dramatically on the expense of servers, infrastructure, and environmental control, reduce the hassle and uncertainty of internal network management, and have the advantage of world-class levels of dependability, protection, and performance.

Learn additional details on ways Progent can deliver Hosting and Management Services for 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.

Find out more about Progent's IT Outsourcing services.

In order to ask Progent about engineering help for MS Exchange Server or to ask about Progent's Microsoft Exchange hosting services, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.

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