Boeing Moves 65,000 Users to Microsoft Exchange Server

REDMOND, Wash., March 25, 1996 — Microsoft Corp. today announced that The Boeing Company has selected Microsoft® Exchange Server for the Windows NT®
operating system as the primary messaging and workgroup server solution for 65,000 of its employees at locations around the world.

Boeing, one of the nation’s largest companies and the world leader in designing and building commercial jet airplanes, will use Microsoft Exchange Server to replace more than seven current electronic mail systems across its enterprise. The company is already running Microsoft Exchange Server in production with more than 300 employees as part of Microsoft’s Early Adopter program. Boeing expects the full rollout of Microsoft Exchange Server to be completed in 1997.

“Microsoft Exchange Server gives us state-of-the-art functionality; it is economical to support and is well-integrated with the standard desktop productivity tools already in place at Boeing,”
said Ed Edwards, electronic commerce manager at Boeing.
“We operate as an integrated company sharing knowledge and resources with employees, customers and suppliers. Microsoft Exchange will enable us to keep costs down and quality up and deliver on our long-term objectives.”

“Boeing’s embrace of Microsoft Exchange Server confirms the quality and reliability built into the product, an integrated messaging and workgroup solution available nowhere else,”
said Jim Allchin, senior vice president of the desktop and business systems division at Microsoft.
“We share Boeing’s excitement over its proposed use of Microsoft Exchange from the manufacturing floor to the executive suite, and over the LAN, WAN and Internet.”

Microsoft Exchange Server is the most reliable, scalable messaging server with built-in groupware to enable group scheduling, discussion databases and document sharing across local area networks, the Internet and an organization’s intranets. In addition, it enables system administrators to manage, monitor and troubleshoot a corporation’s entire messaging system – including Internet connections and usage – from a single location. It enhances the Microsoft BackOffice
™
family of server applications for distributed intranet and Internet communications.

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) is the worldwide leader in software for personal computers. The company offers a wide range of products and services for business and personal use, each designed with the mission of making it easier and more enjoyable for people to take advantage of the full power of personal computing every day.

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