Exchange 2000
MS Exchange Server 2000 was the first messaging platform from Microsoft to utilize Active Directory rather than its own directory structure. This design innovation made MS Exchange Server 2000 significantly simpler to administer and Microsoft Exchange Server 2K continues to be the foundation of the messaging environment of numerous small businesses.

Years of experience with Microsoft's email technology makes Progent among the most qualified computer consulting resources in the United States for maintaining email environments based on Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server. Progent is expert at assisting small businesses who continue to operate MS Exchange Server 2000 and Progent can help you assess the business value of upgrading your MS Exchange Server 2000 environment to a current version of Exchange. (Refer to Progent's Exchange 2016 migration planning and support and Exchange 2013 consulting.)

Advantages of Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server Compared to MS Exchange 5.5 Server
MS Exchange 2000 Server offers major improvements in functionality over Microsoft Exchange 5.5 Server in vital areas such as connectivity, manageability, security, robustness, scalability, and performance.

  • The 2K release of Microsoft Exchange Server represented a significant increase in features over the Microsoft Exchange 5.5 web interface. Microsoft Exchange Server 2K delivers a solid implementation of the older Outlook GUI, including scheduling and tools. Because of this, mobile users can enjoy unrestricted, protected access to email even in the absence of their mobile computer. The only thing mobile clients need is a web accessible computer with a standard web browser.
  • In contrast to Exchange 5.5, which has its own directory, MS Exchange Server 2K uses MS Active Directory, offering a greatly simplified management and security architecture. This makes MS Exchange Server 2000 easier to administer and support and in addition provides better security.
  • MS Exchange 2000 Server has a robust foundation for transparently adding third-party software such as virus detection programs and anti-spamming tools. MS Exchange Server 2K's tested API avoids the risks associated with Exchange 5.5 when integrating third-party add-ins.
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2K offers dramatically increased capacity and responsiveness over Exchange 5.5. This means you can deploy more and bigger mailboxes and enjoy quicker remote access.

How Progent Can Assist You to Support Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server
Progent's MS Exchange Server 2K help, troubleshooting and consulting capabilities include assistance with the selection and integration of third-party enhancements that are best matched to your company goals. Progent's engineers can in addition provide Exchange Server 2007 migration help or Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 upgrade support so you can avoid dealing with the issues involved with managing an email platform no longer supported by Microsoft.

Benefits of MS Exchange 2000 Server Over an ISP-based or POP3 Email System
If your organization currently has clients relying on a messaging system hosted by an Internet Service Provider or if you are running some Outlook clients in POP3 mode, your MS Exchange Server 2000 offers an array of enhanced capabilities in the areas of manageability, responsiveness, traffic volume, availability, and groupware:

  • Unlike the store-and-forward model followed by POP3 email systems, MS Exchange Server 2000 implements a central-store model that frees users from reliance on a specific desktop or notebook PC, reduces exposure to hardware failure or security breaches, and allows both on-line and off-line email, auto-backup, and advanced sharing and collaboration.
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2000 has strong collaboration capabilities that enable teams to improve efficiency by sharing calendaring, addresses, email and files.
  • The flexibility of MS Exchange Server 2K makes it easy to integrate third-party security enhancements or support wireless smartphones such as the RIM BlackBerry.
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2K allows complete on-line backup without disturbing users, making possible 24x7 operation by eliminating periodic shutdowns and administrative interruptions.

How Progent Can Assist You to Integrate POP3 E-Mail Clients with Exchange 2000
Progent's experience and field-proven best practices can help you in performing a quick, seamless migration of POP3 users to your MS Exchange 2K Server. Progent attends to critical issues such as coordinating domain names so that both local and off-site users make a smooth switch from POP3 e-mail.

How Progent Can Help You Move from Exchange 2K to Exchange Server 2016 or Exchange 2013
Progent has a long background assisting small and midsize companies to upgrade from Microsoft Exchange 2000 to current editions of Exchange. Progent can also assist your company to migrate to Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 or migrate to Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 from Exchange 2000 Server at minimal expense or interruption of business operations. Progent's CISM-certified network security consultants can ensure your security technology and policies are sound and Progent's Cisco-authorized network experts can verify that your network architecture is efficient, dependable, and easy to manage.

Learn more about how Progent can provide Microsoft Exchange 2016 Server migration support and MS Exchange 2013 Server upgrade help.

Hosting Services for Microsoft Exchange
If you are thinking about updating your MS Exchange 2000 Server installation to a messaging environment powered by Exchange 2016 or Microsoft Exchange 2013 Server, this is the perfect time to consider Progent's Hosting Support Services for Exchange. Progent can run your Exchange environment in a world-class data center with backed-up electrical and cooling systems, 24x7 staffed security and IT support center, and failover access to tier-1 Internet service providers. Hosted Exchange servers are set up as virtualized servers for service continuity, easy expandability, and fast restoration.

Services feature complete incorporation with your business network, access to mobile communication products, continual monitoring of performance and security, spam filtering, security update and service pack control, Help Desk support, per-day backup, and comprehensive messaging administration services. Through the use of Progent's Hosting and Management Services for Exchange, small and midsize companies can save dramatically on the cost of servers, infrastructure, and environmental control, reduce the hassle and risk of internal IT management, and have the advantage of enterprise-class levels of dependability, security, and efficiency.

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

If you wish to ask Progent about consulting support for Microsoft Exchange Server or to ask about Progent's Exchange hosting services, call 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.

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