Microsoft Announces Broad Industry Support for Microsoft Exchange Server

REDMOND, Wash., March 11, 1997 — Microsoft Corp. today announced that more than 110 industry-leading software developers are shipping products built upon Microsoft® Exchange Server, the premier communications and collaboration software. ISVs of virtually every size and type now offer more than 130 Microsoft Exchange Server-based solutions in every category, from electronic faxing and voice mail to enterprisewide workflow and legacy connectivity.

The broad range of compatible software for Microsoft Exchange Server now includes solutions for collaboration, connectivity, content indexing and retrieval, customer interaction, data backup, document imaging, electronic commerce, electronic forms, imaging, information publishing, wireless technology, and production workflow. In addition to software from major ISVs, Microsoft reported significant solutions from smaller providers and in-house corporate developers.

“As an ISV delivering a value-added solution on top of Microsoft Exchange, Fulcrum has an excellent relationship with Microsoft,” said Peter Klante, vice president of marketing at Fulcrum Technologies Inc. “Working with Microsoft has provided Fulcrum with an entree into key new accounts, companies such as Nabisco and Con Edison. That’s a success that we can leverage as we continue to move forward with Microsoft, to deliver real value to corporate customers.”

“At Keyfile, there is no question about who the leader is in collaborative groupware computing: Microsoft,” said Roger Sullivan, vice president of marketing at Keyfile Corp. “Consequently, by integrating our workflow technology with Microsoft Exchange Server, we receive enormous benefit in terms of market opportunity, affiliation with an industry leader, and the ability to provide world-class solutions to our customers with Microsoft.”

Microsoft Exchange Server 5.0 adds full support for Internet standards, making it easy for developers and users to integrate their Microsoft Exchange Server-based solutions with the Internet. Those standards include SMTP and POP3 e-mail, NNTP news, LDAP directory access, HTTP and HTML Web access, and SSL security. Microsoft Exchange Server 5.0 includes Active Messaging, which allows any standard Web browser to serve as a Microsoft Exchange client. Microsoft said it expects the popularity of Active Messaging to help accelerate momentum for Microsoft Exchange Server by developers and their customers as they build and deploy intranet and Internet collaborative applications.

“Our LinkAge connector for Microsoft Exchange and Lotus Notes and directory synchronization software, which facilitates migration of users from Lotus Notes to Microsoft Exchange, is a tremendous hit with customers,” said Jim Mingle, executive vice president of sales and marketing for LinkAge Software Inc. “Our customers are embracing Microsoft Exchange Server because they find it’s more scalable, more reliable, easier to use and less expensive to administer than Notes.”

The full roster of ISVs offering third-party solutions for Microsoft Exchange Server is available on the Web at .

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