To compete successfully in today's challenging business climate, organizations must enable more efficient ways for knowledge workers to communicate and collaborate. E-mail is currently the most widely used collaborative technology. More businesses use Exchange Server for e-mail-based collaboration than any other product. Exchange Server 2003 enables knowledge workers to gain access to critical business communications almost whenever and wherever they need to and is designed to deliver greater security, availability, and reliability.
If you're in an Exchange Server 5.5 environment, Exchange Server 2003 offers large costs savings by operating on fewer servers. With new resources and tools, the upgrade and migration to Exchange Server 2003 is smooth, fast, and cost-effective.
Exchange Server 2003 delivers breakthrough advances for both IT professionals and business users.
Information workers get their work done more quickly because Exchange 2003 and Outlook 2003 work together to deliver consistently efficient access to personal business information independent of network characteristics. Mobile users find it easier than ever to stay up-to-date with the information flowing into their office mailboxes no matter what device they choose to use.
Information technology (IT) managers appreciate advances in administration, security, scalability, reliability, and built-in support for mobile computing that both lower the costs of managing an Exchange-based communications infrastructure and make it easier to deliver mission-critical messaging services. The ability to help IT managers to simplify their operations while meeting Service Level Agreements is one of Exchange Server 2003ís top design goals.
Improvements in the way Exchange Server 2003 and Outlook 2003 work together dramatically improve the performance of Outlook over low or fluctuating bandwidth conditions. Checking e-mail over a dial-up connection or low-bandwidth mobile network, such as GPRS (general packet radio service) and 1xRTT (single carrier radio transmission technology) CDMA, feels much more like working in the office. Using the new Outlook 2003 user interface (UI) makes it faster and easier for information workers to optimize their e-mail.
Information workers rely on Outlook Web Access to reach their personal business information from any computer connected to the Internet. With Exchange Server 2003, Outlook Web Access now features a UI very similar to that found in Outlook 2003, providing users with a consistent experience whether they are connecting from their desktop computer or an Internet kiosk. In addition to improvements in the areas of security and performance, Outlook Web Access supports more Outlook functionality, including a spelling checker, task management, and antispam protection.