Thursday, 19 November 2009

Cobweb Solutions launches a new managed service for Dedicated Exchange 2010 with Active Directory integration

I'm very pleased to announce Cobweb have completed development and testing of a new managed service for Dedicated Exchange 2010 which includes integration into a customers' existing Active Directory.

Cobweb has built this messaging and collaboration solution based on Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, and are able to offer integration with Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2. Once again, Cobweb has been part of the TAP (Technology Adoption Programme) for Microsoft Exchange 2010, as they were for Exchange 2003 and Exchange 2007. It's interesting to note that Cobweb have developed this solution for a VMware vSphere 4 platform. As such, Cobweb are now a listed Partner for Virtualizing Exchange.

I believe that this service will allow organisations, from 500 seats and upwards, to consolidate their messaging and collaboration environments, improve business productivity and reduce operational costs. With no capital expenditure and predictable costs, this private-cloud service provides scalability and performance for organisations to meet their ever changing technology demands.

Integration with an established on-premise Active Directory is an important development for Cobweb and provides customers with single sign-on for users, unified user management, and wider application support. The fragmentation of user management can often be a barrier to the adoption of cloud services for enterprise organisations. When moving to any cloud service, it's important that the experience is risk free for the organisation and painless for the end-user. In the majority of deployments, it's now possible to move from on-premise Microsoft Exchange servers to our Dedicated Exchange service with no end-user disruption – settings, user name and passwords remain the same.

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Monday, 9 November 2009

Exchange 2010 RTM available to download now!

Grab it here:

You can trial it before having to apply licenses - the same way 2007 was delivered.

Oliver Moazzezi

MVP - Exchange Server

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Supporting Exchange 2007 on Windows Server 2008 R2?

It's near...

To quote;

We heard from many customers that this was important for streamlining their operations and reducing administrative challenges, so we have changed course and will add R2 support.  We are still working through the specifics and will let you know once we have more to share on the timing of this update.

So, keep the feedback coming.  We are listening.


Dan -

Exchange 2010 Web Services (SDK)

The Exchange 2010 Web Services (SDK) has been released

The Exchange 2010 Web Services SDK assists developers who are building Web services–based applications for Exchange 2010. This release of the SDK provides new and updated information and sample code to help you develop collaborative enterprise applications for Exchange 2010. The Readme file contains installation instructions for and late-breaking information about the Exchange 2010 Web Services SDK


Dan -