Hosted Messaging and Collaboration version 4.0 - Launched!

Microsoft Solution for Hosted Messaging and Collaboration version 4.0 (HMC) provides hosting providers with the tools and guidance to easily deploy revenue generating services such as enterprise-class e-mail, calendaring, contacts and real-time collaboration. Hosted Messaging and Collaboration includes world-class, familiar Microsoft enterprise products such as Exchange Server and SharePoint. HMC delivers unmatched TWO key hosted productivity solutions that deliver tremendous value to your hosted SMB and SOHO customers. At the core of Hosted Exchange within HMC 4.0 is the fantastic architectural improvments in Exchange 2007 itself, leveraging the new 64-bit support, unlimited memory space (Enterprise Edition) which reduces IOPS down as much as 70%!

Messaging: Hosted Exchange 2007 is a rich messaging service you host using Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. The target market for Hosted Exchange is small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), small office/home office (SOHO) businesses, and individual consumers. With tools for flexible business modeling, you can offer a broad range of services that go from basic e-mail up to higher value services, such as providing additional storage and hosting personal domains and shared calendars and contacts.

Collaboration: Collaboration services enable users in your hosted customer organizations to work together more efficiently. Version 4.0 of HMC provides Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, which allows service providers to not only host team Web sites for hosted customers to use for sharing documents and other information, but it also enables SMBs to take advantage of business application templates (Fantastic 40) delivered to them as a service. The addition of these customizable application templates can be a significant differentiator for service providers who want to add value and create new revenue streams.

The Hosted Messaging and Collaboration v4.0 solutionĀ is available for download HERE!