Microsoft Exchange 2000
MS Exchange Server 2000 was the first messaging solution developed by Microsoft to utilize Active Directory rather than an internal directory system. This design enhancement made MS Exchange Server 2K significantly easier to support and Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server is still the heart of the email environment of many small businesses.

Extensive background with Microsoft's Exchange technology makes Progent among the most qualified IT consulting firms in the U.S. for maintaining messaging environments based on MS Exchange Server 2000. Progent is experienced at assisting small companies who continue to operate Microsoft Exchange Server 2000 and Progent can assist your organization assess the business value of migrating your MS Exchange 2000 Server environment to a more recent release of Exchange. (Refer to Progent's Exchange 2016 migration planning and support and Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 consulting.)

Advantages of MS Exchange Server 2000 Over MS Exchange 5.5 Server
Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server offers important improvements in capability compared to Microsoft Exchange 5.5 Server in vital areas such as accessibility, ease of administration, protection, stability, scalability, and speed.

  • The 2000 version of Microsoft Exchange Server brought a significant improvement in features in comparison to the MS Exchange 5.5 web interface. Microsoft Exchange Server 2000 offers a solid implementation of the traditional Outlook GUI, including calendaring and tools. Consequently, mobile workers can have unrestricted, secure availability of email even without their mobile computer. The only thing mobile clients require is a web accessible computer that has a standard web browser.
  • In contrast to Exchange 5.5, which uses its own directory, Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server uses Active Directory, offering a greatly simplified management and security architecture. This makes Microsoft Exchange Server 2000 easier to manage and support and in addition offers tighter security.
  • MS Exchange 2000 Server incorporates a strong foundation for transparently adding third-party applications such as virus detection packages and anti-spamming tools. MS Exchange Server 2000's strong Application Programming Interface eliminates the instability existing with Exchange 5.5 when installing third-party add-ins.
  • MS Exchange Server 2K offers significantly improved capacity and responsiveness compared to Exchange 5.5. Therefore you can deploy more and bigger mailboxes and enjoy quicker off-site connectivity.

Ways That Progent Can Help You to Support Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server
Progent's MS Exchange Server 2K help, technical support and consulting capabilities include help with the choice and configuration of third-party add-ons that are best matched to your company goals. Progent's consultants can in addition provide MS Exchange 2007 upgrade help or Exchange 2010 migration support so you can avoid dealing with the problems associated with managing a messaging platform unsupported by Microsoft.

Benefits of Microsoft Exchange Server 2000 Vs. an ISP-based or POP3 Email Environment
If your organization still has users supported by a messaging system hosted by an ISP or if you are managing some Outlook users in POP3 mode, your Microsoft Exchange Server 2K offers an array of improved capabilities in the areas of ease of administration, responsiveness, traffic volume, robustness, and groupware:

  • Unlike the store-and-forward model used by POP3 email systems, Microsoft Exchange Server 2K implements a central-store model that frees users from reliance on a specific workstation or notebook PC, reduces exposure to hardware failure or security breaches, and permits both on-line and off-line email, automatic backup, and advanced sharing and team tasks.
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2000 offers strong collaboration features that enable work groups to improve efficiency by sharing calendaring, address books, messages and files.
  • The versatility of MS Exchange Server 2000 makes it possible to integrate third-party security enhancements or accommodate wireless smartphones such as the Research in Motion BlackBerry.
  • MS Exchange 2000 Server allows complete on-line backup without affecting users, enabling non-stop operation by eliminating scheduled shutdowns and maintenance interruptions.

How Progent Can Assist Your Company to Incorporate POP3 Clients with Exchange 2K
Progent's expertise and efficient methodologies can assist you in performing a quick, seamless migration of POP3 clients to your MS Exchange 2K Server. Progent handles vital issues such as managing domain names so that on-site and off-site clients make a smooth switch from POP3 email.

How Progent Can Help You Migrate from Exchange 2K to Exchange 2016 or Exchange Server 2013
Progent has an extensive background helping small businesses to upgrade from MS Exchange 2000 to more recent releases of Microsoft Exchange. Progent's consultants can also assist you to upgrade to Exchange 2016 Server or move to MS Exchange 2013 Server from Microsoft Exchange Server 2000 at the least possible cost or interruption of business. Progent's CISM-certified security specialists can make sure your security technology and policies are effective and Progent's Cisco-certified network engineers can verify that your connectivity architecture is efficient, reliable, and easy to manage.

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

Hosting Support Services for Exchange
If you are thinking about updating your Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server system to a messaging environment powered by Exchange 2016 Server or Exchange 2013 Server, now is an ideal time to consider Progent's Hosting and Management Services for Microsoft Exchange. Progent can run your Exchange environment in an enterprise-class facility with backed-up power and cooling systems, 24x7 site security and IT support center, plus fault-tolerant access to Internet backbone service providers. Hosted Microsoft Exchange servers are configured as virtualized machines for service continuity, easy expandability, and rapid recovery.

Services feature integration with your business network, connectivity with handheld computing products, automated monitoring of efficiency and security, spam filtering, patch and service pack control, Help Desk support, daily data backup, and comprehensive messaging management services. By using Progent's Hosting and Management Services for Microsoft Exchange, small businesses can economize substantially on the expense of computers, infrastructure, and environmental control, minimize the hassle and uncertainty of in-house network management, and have the advantage of world-class levels of fault-tolerance, security, and performance.

Learn additional details on how Progent can deliver Hosting Support Services for Exchange.

If you wish to ask Progent about professional help for MS Exchange Server integration or to learn more about Progent's Exchange hosting services, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.

Progent's Consulting and Support Services for Microsoft .NET Servers
For small businesses across the United States, Progent's Microsoft-authorized consultants can provide computer assistance and IT consulting services for the entire array of Microsoft .NET servers, Windows Server 2012 R2, Microsoft Windows 2008 R2 Server, and Windows Server 2003. Progent's planning, integration, update, and support capabilities cover system architecture, configuration, and management help for project analysis and documentation, on-site and off-site technical support and network troubleshooting, Help Desk Call Center Services, comprehensive security expertise, full-service outsourcing, and ProSight Virtual Hosting services.

If your company needs fast remote help from a Microsoft certified network expert, visit Progent's Emergency Remote Technical Support.

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