Microsoft Exchange 2000
MS Exchange 2000 Server was the first email platform developed by Microsoft to utilize Active Directory rather than a non-standard directory structure. This architectural innovation made Microsoft Exchange Server 2K dramatically easier to support and Microsoft Exchange Server 2000 is still the heart of the email system of numerous companies.

Extensive background with Microsoft's email platforms makes Progent one of the most qualified computer consulting firms in the U.S. for maintaining email environments based on Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server. Progent is experienced at assisting small companies who still run Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server and Progent can assist you understand the costs and benefits of migrating your MS Exchange Server 2K system to an up-to-date release of Exchange. (Refer to Progent's Exchange 2016 upgrade support services and Exchange 2013 expertise.)

Benefits of MS Exchange Server 2K Over MS Exchange 5.5 Server
Microsoft Exchange Server 2K features major enhancements in capability over Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5 in key areas such as connectivity, ease of administration, security, stability, scalability, and speed.

  • The 2000 release of Microsoft Exchange Server represented a dramatic improvement in features in comparison to the Microsoft Exchange 5.5 web client. MS Exchange Server 2K delivers a solid rendition of the traditional Outlook interface, including scheduling and utilities. Consequently, mobile workers can have unrestricted, secure access to email even in the absence of a notebook. All they require is an Internet-connected computer with a standard web browser.
  • In contrast to MS Exchange 5.5, which uses its built-in directory, MS Exchange Server 2000 utilizes MS Active Directory, providing a much simplified management and security model. This makes Microsoft Exchange Server 2K simpler to administer and support and in addition provides better security.
  • MS Exchange Server 2K incorporates a strong architecture for seamlessly integrating third-party applications such as virus detection packages and anti-spamming utilities. MS Exchange 2000 Server's strong API avoids the risks existing with Exchange 5.5 when installing third-party add-ins.
  • MS Exchange 2000 Server offers dramatically increased capacity and responsiveness compared to Exchange 5.5. This means you can deploy more and larger mailboxes and enjoy faster remote access.

Ways That Progent Can Help Your Business to Support MS Exchange 2000 Server
Progent's MS Exchange Server 2000 help, technical support and consulting services include assistance with the choice and integration of third-party add-ons that are best aligned to your company goals. Progent's engineers can in addition offer MS Exchange Server 2007 migration support or Microsoft Exchange 2010 migration help so you can avoid dealing with the issues associated with operating an email platform considered at end of life by Microsoft.

Advantages of MS Exchange Server 2000 Over an ISP-based or POP3 Email System
If your organization still 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 Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server offers a wealth of enhanced features in the areas of manageability, responsiveness, capacity, robustness, and collaboration:

  • In contrast to the store-and-forward technique followed by POP3 messaging, Microsoft Exchange Server 2000 uses a central-store model that frees clients from dependence on a single desktop or notebook computer, reduces exposure to component failure or virus attacks, and allows both on-line and off-line email, auto-backup, and sophisticated sharing and team tasks.
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2K offers strong collaboration features that allow work groups to improve efficiency by sharing calendaring, address books, messages and data.
  • The flexibility of Microsoft Exchange Server 2K makes it possible to integrate third-party security enhancements or accommodate wireless handhelds such as the Research in Motion BlackBerry.
  • MS Exchange Server 2K permits full on-line backup without disturbing clients, making possible non-stop operation by eliminating scheduled shutdowns and maintenance interruptions.

How Progent Can Assist Your Company to Integrate POP3 Clients with Microsoft Exchange 2K
Progent's experience and field-proven best practices can assist you in implementing a quick, seamless move of POP3 users to your Microsoft Exchange 2K Server. Progent attends to vital issues such as coordinating domain names in order that on-site and remote clients make a non-disruptive switch from POP3 messaging.

How Progent Can Assist You Upgrade from Exchange 2K to Exchange 2016 or Exchange 2013
Progent has an extensive background assisting small companies to upgrade from Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server to more recent releases of Exchange. Progent's consultants can also assist you to upgrade to Exchange 2016 Server or migrate to MS Exchange 2013 Server from Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server at minimal cost or interruption of business. Progent's CISSP-certified security specialists can make sure your security technology and policies are effective and Progent's Cisco-certified network engineers can make sure that your network infrastructure is fast, reliable, and easy to support.

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Hosting Support Services for Exchange
If you are thinking about upgrading your MS Exchange 2000 Server installation to an email environment powered by Exchange 2016 Server or Exchange 2013, this is an ideal opportunity to look at Progent's Hosting Services for Exchange. Progent can operate your Exchange system in an enterprise-class data center with backed-up power and environmental control systems, 24x7 staffed security and operations center, plus failover connections to tier-1 Internet service providers. Hosted Exchange servers are configured as virtualized servers for high availability, easy expandability, and fast recovery.

Progent's services feature complete incorporation with your network, access to mobile communication products, automated monitoring of performance and security, spam and virus filtering, patch and service pack management, Help Desk Call Center services, daily data backup, and comprehensive messaging administration services. Through the use of Progent's Hosting and Management Services for Exchange, small companies can save dramatically on the cost of servers, infrastructure, and cooling systems, minimize the distraction and uncertainty of internal IT management, and have the advantage of world-class levels of dependability, security, and efficiency.

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To get in touch with Progent about consulting expertise for Exchange Server technology or to learn more about Progent's Exchange hosting services, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.

Progent's Support Services for Microsoft .NET Servers
For small businesses across the U.S., Progent's Microsoft-certified experts offer network help and professional consulting support for the entire family of Microsoft .NET Enterprise Servers, Windows 2012 R2 Server, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2003. Progent's migration, installation, update, and consulting capabilities include network architecture, configuration, and management outsourcing for project analysis and documentation, local and off-site technical help and system diagnosis, Help Desk Outsourcing Services, certified security consulting, IT outsourcing, and ProSight Virtual Hosting services.

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