Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server
MS Exchange Server 2000 was the first email solution from Microsoft to use Active Directory instead of an internal directory system. This design improvement made Microsoft Exchange Server 2K dramatically simpler to manage and MS Exchange Server 2000 continues to be the heart of the messaging system of numerous small businesses.

Years of experience with Microsoft's email platforms makes Progent among the most qualified IT consulting organizations in the United States for supporting messaging solutions based on MS Exchange Server 2000. Progent is expert at helping small businesses who continue to run Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server and Progent can help your company assess the business value of upgrading your MS Exchange Server 2K environment to a more recent version of Exchange. (See Progent's Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 migration planning and support services and Exchange 2013 consulting.)

Advantages of Microsoft Exchange Server 2000 Compared to Microsoft Exchange 5.5 Server
Microsoft Exchange Server 2K features important enhancements in functionality compared to Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5 in vital areas such as connectivity, manageability, protection, stability, scalability, and speed.

  • The 2K release of MS Exchange Server brought a significant increase in features over the Microsoft Exchange 5.5 web client. MS Exchange 2000 Server delivers a good rendition of the traditional Outlook interface, including scheduling and tools. Because of this, mobile workers can have unrestricted, secure availability of email even without their mobile computer. All they need is a web accessible computer with a standard web browser.
  • Unlike MS Exchange 5.5, which uses its own directory, MS Exchange 2000 Server uses Active Directory, providing a much simplified management and security model. This makes MS Exchange Server 2K easier to manage and support and also offers tighter protection.
  • MS Exchange Server 2K incorporates a strong architecture for seamlessly integrating third-party applications such as virus scanning packages and anti-spamming utilities. MS Exchange Server 2000's strong Application Programming Interface avoids the risks associated with Exchange 5.5 when installing third-party utilities.
  • MS Exchange 2000 Server provides dramatically increased capacity and responsiveness over Exchange 5.5. This means you can have more and bigger mailboxes and gain quicker off-site access.

How Progent Can Help You to Support MS Exchange Server 2000
Progent's Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server help, technical support and consulting services include assistance with the selection and configuration of third-party add-ons that are appropriately matched to your company goals. Progent's consultants can also offer MS Exchange 2007 upgrade help or Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 migration support so you can avoid worrying about the issues associated with managing an email platform no longer supported by Microsoft.

Benefits of Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server Compared to an ISP-based or POP3 Email System
If your business currently has users relying on an email solution hosted by an ISP or if you are managing some Outlook users in POP3 mode, your Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server provides a wealth of enhanced features in the areas of ease of administration, performance, traffic volume, availability, and groupware:

  • Unlike the store-and-forward model followed by POP3 email systems, Microsoft Exchange Server 2K uses a central-store architecture that liberates users from reliance on a specific workstation or notebook PC, reduces vulnerability to component breakdowns or virus attacks, and allows both on-line and off-line email, automatic backup, and advanced sharing and collaboration.
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2K offers powerful collaboration capabilities that enable work groups to improve efficiency by sharing calendaring, addresses, messages and files.
  • The flexibility of Microsoft Exchange Server 2000 makes it possible to add third-party security software or accommodate wireless smartphones such as the Research in Motion BlackBerry.
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2K permits full live backup without disturbing users, enabling non-stop operation by eliminating periodic shutdowns and administrative blackouts.

How Progent Can Help You to Integrate POP3 E-Mail Users with Microsoft Exchange 2000
Progent's expertise and field-proven methodologies can help you in implementing a fast, transparent migration of POP3 users to your MS Exchange 2000 Server. Progent attends to critical issues such as coordinating domain names so that on-site and off-site clients make a smooth switch from POP3 e-mail.

How Progent Can Help You Move from Exchange 2000 to Exchange 2016 or Exchange 2013
Progent has an extensive background helping small businesses to migrate from Exchange 2000 Server to more recent editions of Exchange. Progent can also help you to move to Exchange Server 2016 or move to Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 from Exchange Server 2000 at minimal cost or disruption of business operations. Progent's CISA-qualified security specialists can ensure your security technology and practices are sound and Progent's Cisco-authorized network engineers can verify that your connectivity infrastructure is efficient, dependable, and simple to manage.

Find out more about how Progent can provide MS Exchange 2016 migration services and Exchange 2013 Server upgrade help.

Hosting and Management Services for Exchange
If your company is considering upgrading your MS Exchange 2000 Server installation to a messaging solution powered by Microsoft Exchange 2016 or Microsoft Exchange 2013 Server, this is an ideal opportunity to look at Progent's Hosting and Management Services for Exchange. Progent can run your Exchange environment in a world-class facility with backed-up power and environmental control systems, 24x7 staffed security and operations center, and failover connections to tier-1 Internet service companies. Hosted Microsoft Exchange servers are configured as virtual servers for high uptime, smooth expandability, and rapid restoration.

Progent's services include integration with your network, access to handheld computing devices, automated tracking of performance and security, spam protection, security update and service pack control, Help Desk Call Center support, per-day data backup, and full email management support. By using Progent's Hosting Services for Exchange, small and midsize businesses can save substantially on the cost of computers, infrastructure, and cooling systems, minimize the hassle and uncertainty of internal IT management, and have the advantage of enterprise-class levels of dependability, security, and performance.

Learn more information on ways Progent can deliver Hosting and Management Services for Exchange.

If you wish to get in touch with Progent about consulting assistance for Exchange Server integration or to learn more about Progent's Microsoft Exchange hosting services, call 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.

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