REDMOND, Wash., and BLUE BELL, Pa. — April 19, 2007 — Microsoft Corp. today announced a free trial service for enterprise customers to experience Microsoft® Exchange Server 2007, the industry’s leading platform for e-mail, calendaring and unified messaging. The trial service will be implemented and managed by Unisys Corp., a worldwide technology services and solutions company. As a result, enterprise customers will have the opportunity to evaluate the many new features of Exchange Server 2007, including anywhere access using a PC, the Web or a mobile phone.* Customers can also experience the new unified messaging capabilities, built-in protection technologies and operational efficiencies of Exchange Server 2007, aimed at helping employees make faster and more accurate decisions, gain immediate access to information, and stay connected across many locations.
Enterprise customers interested in additional information or in participating in the trial may visit https://signmeup.exchange2007demo.com/exchange2007demo.
Microsoft selected Unisys to manage this trial service based on the company’s deep expertise in developing solutions based on the Microsoft platform and its ability to manage reliable enterprise-class applications. The comprehensive vertical and virtual scalability attributes of the Unisys ES7000 server provide the foundation for the Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 platform so enterprises can communicate and collaborate more securely and efficiently. Reliability is essential to the successful deployment of mission-critical solutions; Unisys ES7000 is one of the most reliable enterprise servers in the market.
“Microsoft is pleased to collaborate with Unisys to offer this free managed service for customers,” said Peter Boit, vice president for the Enterprise and Partner Group at Microsoft. “We hear from our enterprise customers they want technology solutions with built-in features to help keep their business secure, productive and moving forward. This free trial enables customers to test-drive the capabilities included in Exchange Server that address these key areas. By offering this trial with Unisys, we’re giving customers an opportunity to evaluate the new levels of security and mobility so they can have a firsthand account of how the technology can help their enterprise thrive.”
“Unisys is excited to work with Microsoft on expanding the communication and collaboration experience to enterprise organizations that are seeking increased productivity and business performance benefits from Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and the integration of unified messaging,” said Peter Tripp, vice president of Strategic Program Office, Global Outsourcing and Infrastructure Services at Unisys. “This is a great opportunity for Unisys to leverage our deep vertical telecom expertise while helping customers realize a unified communications and collaboration platform that offers greater security, scalability and flexibility. This trial is evidence of Unisys’ commitment to securing and delivering mission-critical information to clients that can result in a competitive advantage, help ensure secure business operations, and help reduce management costs.”
For enterprises today, e-mail continues to be the mission-critical communications tool that enables employees to produce the best results.
“Unisys is a great partner for Microsoft to team with to build and manage the Exchange Server 2007 trial service,” said Jeff Parker, CEO of Directions on Microsoft. “Unisys is a clear choice when considering the company’s ability to build bullet-proof computing infrastructures, develop unified messaging solutions and its leadership position in the design of 64-bit platforms with its ES7000 Server. Exchange Server 2007 is the first major upgrade to Microsoft’s e-mail platform in nearly four years. This is the cornerstone of Microsoft’s huge bet on unified communications and its scalable 64-bit application. Enterprise customers with a need for greater mobility, greater e-mail storage space and reduced IT management should take advantage of the free trial service to experience the benefits of Exchange Server 2007.”
Exchange Server 2007 addresses these critical enterprise concerns with the following features:
• Built-in protection. Protective technologies are built in to reduce spam and viruses, enable confidential communications, and help customers comply with government and industry regulations.
• Anywhere access. Employees have anywhere access to their e-mail, voice mail, calendars and contacts from a variety of clients and devices.*
• Operational efficiency. New levels of operational efficiency are available through capabilities that optimize hardware and networking investments and features that help administrators be more productive.