The Microsoft Exchange team has signed off to release to manufacturing (RTM) of Microsoft Exchange 2010.
Exchange 2010 is a 64-bit-only release. Exchange 2010, together with Microsoft Outlook 2010, will give people more control over their communications with features such as these:
- MailTips. Warn users before they commit an e-mail faux pas such as sending mail to large distribution groups, to recipients who are out of the office or to recipients outside the organization, helping protect against information leaks and reduce unnecessary e-mail messages.
- Voice Mail Preview. See text previews of voice mail directly in Outlook.
- Ignore Conversation. This e-mail “mute button” allows people to remove themselves from an irrelevant e-mail string, reducing unwanted e-mail and runaway reply-all threads.
- Conversation View. Combine related e-mail messages in a single conversation to reduce inbox clutter.
- Call Answering Rules. Create customized “Press 1 for …” call-routing menus with Exchange voice mail.
- Consistent Experience. Use Outlook on the PC, a mobile phone or a browser for the same experience with enhancements in Outlook Mobile and Outlook Web Access.
It also includes an updated Outlook Web App that works with a variety of browsers.
Exchange Server 2010 is a cornerstone of Microsoft’s unified communications technologies, Exchange Server 2010 provides a great email and inbox experience that extends from the PC to the phone to the browser and it helps companies archive and protect information efficiently. It also enables companies to reduce costs by delivering a built-in voice mail solution and providing low-cost storage options.
Bruce D. Kyle
ISV Architect Evangelist | Microsoft Corporation