Microsoft Exchange 2000
Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server is the initial messaging solution from Microsoft to utilize Active Directory instead of its own directory structure. This architectural enhancement made MS Exchange 2000 Server dramatically simpler to administer and MS Exchange Server 2K continues to be the basis of the email environment used by numerous small businesses.

Years of background with Microsoft's email technology makes Progent among the most knowledgeable computer consulting resources in the U.S. for maintaining messaging environments powered by Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server. Progent is experienced at helping small companies who continue to run MS Exchange 2000 Server and Progent can help your company understand the business value of migrating your MS Exchange Server 2000 system to an up-to-date version of Exchange. (See Progent's Exchange Server 2016 migration support services and Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 consulting.)

Benefits of Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server Over MS Exchange 5.5 Server
MS Exchange 2000 Server features important enhancements in capability over Microsoft Exchange 5.5 Server in vital areas such as connectivity, manageability, protection, robustness, capacity, and speed.

  • The 2000 version of MS Exchange Server brought a significant increase in functionality over the Exchange 5.5 web interface. Microsoft Exchange Server 2000 offers a good implementation of the traditional Outlook interface, including scheduling and tools. Consequently, mobile workers can enjoy unrestricted, protected access to email even without a notebook. The only thing mobile clients need is an Internet-connected PC that has a standard web browser.
  • In contrast to Exchange 5.5, which uses its built-in directory, MS Exchange Server 2K uses Microsoft Active Directory, offering a much simplified administration and security model. This makes Microsoft Exchange Server 2K easier to manage and support and also offers tighter security.
  • MS Exchange Server 2K has a strong foundation for seamlessly integrating third-party software such as virus scanning packages and anti-spamming utilities. Microsoft Exchange Server 2000's strong API eliminates the risks existing with Exchange 5.5 when installing third-party utilities.
  • MS Exchange Server 2K provides dramatically improved capacity and performance over Exchange 5.5. This means you can deploy more and bigger mailboxes and enjoy quicker remote access.

Ways That Progent Can Help Your Business with Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server
Progent's MS Exchange Server 2K troubleshooting and consulting skills include assistance with the choice and configuration of third-party add-ons that are appropriately matched to your company strategy. Progent's consultants can also help your company to upgrade to Microsoft Exchange 2016 Server or upgrade to Exchange Server 2013 from Exchange Server 2000 at minimal cost or disruption of business.

Benefits of Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server Over an ISP-based or POP3 Email Environment
If your company currently has users relying on a messaging system hosted by an Internet Service Provider or if you are running your Outlook users in POP3 mode, your MS Exchange Server 2000 offers an array of improved features in the areas of manageability, responsiveness, capacity, availability, and groupware:

  • In contrast to the store-and-forward technique followed by POP3 messaging, MS Exchange 2000 Server implements a central-store model that frees clients from reliance on a specific workstation or notebook PC, reduces exposure to component breakdowns or security breaches, and allows both on-line and off-line email, auto-backup, and advanced sharing and team tasks.
  • MS Exchange Server 2000 has powerful collaboration capabilities that allow teams to improve efficiency by sharing calendaring, addresses, messages and files.
  • The flexibility of MS Exchange Server 2K makes it possible to integrate third-party security software or support wireless handhelds such as the Research in Motion BlackBerry.
  • Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server allows complete on-line backup without disturbing users, making possible 24x7 operation by eliminating periodic downtime and administrative interruptions.

How Progent Can Assist Your Company to Integrate POP3 Users with Exchange 2K
Progent's expertise and efficient methodologies can assist you in implementing a fast, seamless move of POP3 clients to your MS Exchange 2K Server. Progent handles critical details such as coordinating domain names so that on-site and remote clients make a smooth transition from POP3 messaging.

How Progent Can Help You Move from Exchange 2000 to Exchange 2016 or Exchange Server 2013
Progent has a long background assisting small and midsize businesses to upgrade from Exchange 2000 to current releases of Exchange. Progent can also assist you to upgrade to MS Exchange Server 2016 or migrate to MS Exchange Server 2013 from Exchange 2000 at the least possible expense or disruption of business. Progent's CISM-certified security consultants can ensure your security technology and policies are effective and Progent's Cisco-certified network experts can make sure that your network architecture is efficient, dependable, and easy to manage.

Learn more details concerning how Progent can deliver Exchange 2016 consulting services and Exchange 2013 help.

Hosting and Management Services for Exchange
If you are considering updating your Microsoft Exchange 2000 system to an email solution based on Microsoft Exchange 2016 or Microsoft Exchange 2013, now is the perfect opportunity to look at Progent's Hosting Support Services for Exchange. Progent can operate your Exchange system in a world-class data center with backed-up power and environmental control systems, 24x7 site security and operations center, plus failover connections to tier-1 Internet service companies. Hosted Exchange servers are set up as virtualized servers for service continuity, easy scalability, and rapid recovery.

Services include integration with your network, connectivity with handheld computing devices, continual tracking of efficiency and security, spam protection, security update and service pack control, Help Desk services, per-day backup, and full messaging management support. Through the use of Progent's Hosting and Management Services for Microsoft Exchange, small and midsize businesses can economize dramatically on the expense of servers, infrastructure, and environmental control, reduce the distraction and uncertainty of internal IT management, and benefit from enterprise-class levels of dependability, protection, and performance.

Learn additional information about ways Progent can provide 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.

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