Exchange Hosting Blog

The Exchange Hosting blog focuses on news, services, partners, and other thoughts about what is happening in the Exchange Hosting industry. The blog will discuss how to better outsource an Exchange messaging infrastructure to a Hosted environment and the latest information about the Hosted Exchange industry will be covered in detail through press releases from leading Exchange Hosting vendors.

SherWeb a Hosting Partner of the Year Finalist in the 2011 Microsoft Partner Network IMPACT Awards

Microsoft Canada Inc. recognizes achievements of leading Canadian technology partners and selects SherWeb, a worldwide hosted services leader, as a finalist in the Hosting Partner of the Year category of the 2011 MPN IMPACT Awards.
Montréal, Quebec, November, 2011 — SherWeb, a world-leading provider of hosted business email and collaboration solutions and Microsoft Gold Hosting partner, announces that it has been selected as a finalist in the Hosting Partner of the Year category for the 2011 Microsoft Partner Network IMPACT Awards. The ninth annual IMPACT Awards recognize excellence within the Microsoft technology partner community in Canada. A pioneer of the worldwide cloud industry, SherWeb submitted its Hosted Exchange 2010-based project that includes applications such as Outlook 2010, SharePoint 2010, and OCS.

“Technology partners are at the core of Microsoft's business,” said Neil Tanner, Vice-President, Small Business, Midmarket Solutions & Partners, Microsoft Canada Inc. “We are honoured to celebrate and recognize the outstanding achievements of industry leaders like SherWeb through the Microsoft Partner Network IMPACT Awards. We are proud to work with them as they deliver innovative solutions to mutual customers. ”

Peter Cassar, CEO and co-founder of SherWeb stated: “We are proud to figure among the elite group of finalists for this year's Microsoft Partner Network IMPACT Awards. This recognition is a testimony to the worldwide success of SherWeb's Hosted Exchange offering. With the coming launch of Lync 2010, we will further strengthen our

SherWeb First Canadian Email and Collaboration Vendor for Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace

SherWeb, a leader in email and collaborative hosted services has been selected by Ingram Micro Inc. to extend the reach of its cloud-based email and collaborative services offering outside the United States to Canada. Ingram Micro, a global broad-based IT distributor present in more than 150 countries offers cloud-based services among other IT products and services.
Ingram Micro were looking for a Canadian partner and according to Ingram Micro’s Vice President SherWeb was the best candidate as they enjoy a reliable platform, extensive expertise and a multilingual set of solutions together with their solid reputation for delivering cloud services. SherWeb already enjoy a strong presence in over 100 countries with their Hosted Exchange, SharePoint and Dynamics CRM solutions. SherWeb will be providing Ingram Micro’s Canadian VAR and MSP communities with hosted services such as Exchange, SharePoint, Blackberry Enterprise Server, and OCS 2007.
Ingram Micro and SherWeb are planning on offering these new cloud services this summer. Please visit for more information about the SherWeb technologies coming soon to Ingram Micro. First to Make Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Hosted Edition Available to Small and Mid-Size Businesses

Organizations Interested In Microsoft Exchange As Their Cloud-Based, Business-Class Email Solution Can Have Peace Of Mind Knowing That A Reliable And Secure Hosted Email Service Is Now Available At A Cost Effective Price. –

WALTHAM, Massachusetts – November 1, 2010 – – a mindSHIFT Technologies company with 10 years' experience in delivering business class email solutions – announced today that it is the first provider of Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Hosted Edition.  This most recent release of Microsoft’s Exchange Server technology is specifically designed with a multi-tenant architecture to enable hosting providers to offer enterprise-class messaging to multiple organizations on a shared server.  It is the only version of Exchange Server 2010 to be fully supported by Microsoft as a web-based email service. 

"Our goal is to provide the most advanced and cost effective messaging solutions to small and mid-size organizations," said William Flynn, general manager.  "The enterprise version of Exchange Server 2010, which has been offered by some providers in a hosted environment, is not supported by Microsoft and, due to the high value we and our customers place on reliable service, we chose to wait until this fully supported version was available before we would offer it to customers.  Organizations eager to adopt Exchange 2010 as a hosted service can now have peace of mind – knowing that both and Microsoft stand behind this secure, stable and reliable web-based email solution."

This Fortune-500 class hosted email service ena

Increased Reliability Demands Drive 18% Growth in Email Hosting Service from Perimeter E-Security

USA.NET Recognized as Top Player in Hosted Business and Hosted Microsoft Exchange Email Markets by Radicati Group for Third Consecutive Reports

Customers Including Belo Corp., Cheesecake Factory, UHY Advisors, Inc. and United Airlines Continue to Rely on Perimeter’s Trusted Business Messaging Services 

MILFORD, CT, October 5, 2009 – Perimeter E-Security, the trusted market leader of information security and messaging services that deliver enterprise-class protection and compliance to companies of all sizes, today announced that its USA.NET Microsoft® Exchange Hosting solution has experienced an 18% growth over the past twelve months, adding 200,000 seats on the Company’s base of 1.1 million.  The company also announced today that industry leading analyst firm, The Radicati Group, Inc., ranked USA.NET as a "Top Player" in their Hosted Business Email–Market Quadrant 2009 report and the Hosted Microsoft Exchange–Market Quadrant 2009 report.  USA.NET is recognized for leading the market in both market share and for its comprehensive suite of hosted business email services.

Separately, Perimeter announced that an increasing number of customers are adding hosted email services to their existing security suites to create a comprehensive security approach. 

"Being consistently ranked by The Radicati Group for the third consecutive report is a testament to our exceptional track record and unparalleled experience in the hosted email and collaboration market and underscores how mission-critical email performance is for businesses of all sizes," said Doug Howard, Chief Strategy Off

Hosted Office Communications Server (OCS) 2007 R2 Now Offered by USA.NET

USA.NET is excited to announce that Microsoft ® Office Communications Server 2007 R2 is now part of our Hosted Exchange 2007 suite of services. With hosted OCS, you can dramatically raise your organization's productivity by streamlining collaboration through real-time person-to-person communication via text, voice and video throughout your organization.  Key features of OCS include:

Business Class Instant Messaging (IM) with end-to-end encryption so sensitive information is protected.
Presence Awareness across email, SharePoint, IM, Outlook and Microsoft Office tools  allows you to find an available person quickly when you need to confer with a colleague.
PC-to-PC Video – Personalize your interaction with video interface using simple webcams.
PC-to-PC File Transfers – Allowing quick, securie sharing of files.
PC-to-PC Calls – Enables voice through PC audio with a single click.

As an introductory offer, USA.NET is waiving basic setup fees for OCS through the end of 2009. Read more about hosted OCS on our website, call us at 800.653.0179 (option 1) for a live demo or watch this 8 minute video demo that shows how OCS with integrated presence can streamline your communications.

Making the Leap to Exchange 2007 in 2009

In a recent survey of Microsoft Exchange professionals, over 50% were still managing legacy versions of Exchange. Why are so many organizations reluctant to upgrade to Exchange 2007? Cost is an issue but complexity and risk are also big concerns. After all, everyone has heard the horror stories of "migrations gone bad." Hosting provider USA.NET moved thousands of clients from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2007. Planning started well before the official release of Exchange 2007 and client migrations have continued for over a year. During this webcast USA.NET shares their first-hand experiences with this complex migration. During the event you will hear:
• The top tips for a successful Exchange 2007 migration based on the experiences of a team that moved hundreds of thousands of user mailboxes
• The key factors to consider when deciding between moving to Exchange 2007 now or waiting for Exchange 2010
• Why legacy Exchange users should consider a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution as their upgrade path to Exchange 2007 and 2010.

Replay the May 2009 webcast:

SherWeb Presents Unmatched Spring Promotion

Montreal, Quebec, March 9, 2009 – SherWeb, a global provider of Hosted Exchange solutions, revealed last week its spring promotion. For a limited time, businesses with more than 75 users can get 3 months free of Hosted Exchange and BlackBerry service when signing up. This never-seen-before offer represents a saving of over $2,500 for a 100-user company.
In the current economic context, SherWeb’s offer proves to be timely as businesses are looking for ways to cut on expenses and spend every penny wisely. Moreover, with SaaS (software-as-a-service) progressively becoming an accepted alternative, many are considering switching their internal infrastructure to a hosted service. Microsoft Hosted Exchange more than ever proves to be the best solution.

"Knowing how much time and money can be involved in the management of an in-house Exchange server, we want to propose the best hosted email solution at prices no one can decline," stated Pierre-Olivier Descoteaux, SherWeb Marketing Director. "Plus, what better occasion than March Madness to introduce the most aggressive offer on the market!" he concluded.

Visit SherWeb’s website for more details on this offer.

About SherWeb
Founded in 1998, SherWeb Inc. is a leader in Internet hosting solutions and provider of shared Web hosting services, dedicated servers and hosted messaging and collaboration systems. The company is currently serving thousands of customers from more than 80 countries around the world. SherWeb’s hosting solutions are modular and scalable in order to ensure that customers can grow their businesses without havin

USA.NET Signs Agreement with HP to Offer a Comprehensive Suite of Business Email Hosting Opportunities to VARs and Other Channel Partners

Joint initiative to provide cloud-based, advanced collaboration services and generate new revenue streams for VARs

Denver, CO. March 4, 2009, USA.NET, a leader in business e-mail hosting, announced today that they signed an agreement with HP to provide their hosted messaging and collaboration solutions as a part of their software-as-a-service offering for HP channel partners. This joint initiative will enable value-added resellers (VARs), managed services providers, IT integrators, and other channel partners to benefit from a hosted business email model by providing new revenue streams and helping them to become strategic advisors to their clients. USA.NET will work with HP to equip VARs with comprehensive tools and guidance to enable them to offer USA.NET’s industry-leading suite of hosted messaging, collaboration, email archiving, security and mobility services. As a result, they can generate new revenue streams by offering their small and midsize business (SMB) customers a greater choice of solution delivery methods.

This will make it easier for VARs to plan for and deploy hosted Business Email services. USA.NET’s hosted Microsoft Exchange 2007, Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services, Commercial Messaging Services, Mobile Messaging, Email Archiving, Enhanced Messaging, and Secure Messaging Services can be sold to VARs and managed service providers looking to expand their hosting business and to level the competitive playing field relating to size and scale.

"This initiative builds on the strength of the existing relationship between USA.NET and HP and expands it to hel

SherWeb Launches Unique White Label Exchange Reseller Program

SherWeb, a world-leading provider of Hosted Microsoft Exchange, presents competitive risk-proof, out-of-the-box solution for resellers worldwide. 

Montreal, Quebec, February 18, 2009 – SherWeb, a global leader in hosted solutions, launched its Hosted Exchange White Label Reseller Program last week. The newly implemented program provides IT solution providers with new revenue opportunities by allowing them to leverage SherWeb’s Fortune 500 infrastructure and incorporate a value-added solution to their service offerings.

In addition to offering the most competitive prices on the market, SherWeb distinguishes itself by presenting an enhanced, faster and more flexible control panel. Through the uniquely customizable user interface, resellers can tailor their product’s look and feel to better reach their customers. SherWeb also provides resellers with technical training and support, as well as sales and marketing tools.

"SherWeb’s White Label Reseller Program is a great way to quickly deploy the number one business class email solution on the market and give your clients their money’s worth on Microsoft's hosted communications and collaboration services," stated Peter Cassar, CEO of SherWeb. "Simple, 100% customizable and immediately profitable, our Reseller Program is the easy way to take part in the billion dollar SaaS opportunity from any location in the world," he concluded.

SherWeb has made it a priority to make its Hosted Exchange Reseller Program as profitable as possible. Resellers have the freedom to set up their own prices since they bill their customers directly,

Recession Proof (and Future Proof) Your Business Email

Replay the January 27, 2009 webcast to hear Michael Osterman, President of Osterman Research, and Steve O'Brien, VP of Managed Messaging Services at USA.NET present:

Major trends in 2009 impacting IT teams responsible for email management
Recent Osterman Research survey results on 2009 IT Budget trends
Trends in Messaging and Collaboration that are driving SaaS popularity
Business benefits of hosted email – in any economy

Listen to hear how a hosted solution can reduce cost, deliver better service and reduce IT budget risk in any economic environment.

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