Microsoft Extends Software as a Service. Microsoft Solution for Hosted Messaging offers an environment that allows users to share calendars and contact lists and interact with Microsoft Office Outlook 2003. The collaboration tools provide an integrated information dashboard for sharing notes, collaborating on projects and optimizing resources.
By Tim McElligott Telephony 01/10/05 1:33 PM PT Following recent success with its Hosted Exchange service with carriers such as BT and others, Microsoft today introduced the Microsoft Solution for Hosted Messaging and Collaboration 3.0. Designed for carriers and other hosting partners to offer to small and medium-sized businesses, Hosted Messaging and Collaboration includes support for hosted versions of Microsoft Office Live Communications Server 2005, which supports presence and Instant Messaging, and Windows SharePoint Services. The new offering, which will be available worldwide January 19, is an integrated suite that service providers can offer to anyone with a Hosted Exchange mailbox, and is meant to bring large enterprise capabilities to smaller businesses.
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