Linked by Alex Chejlyk on Mon 18th Jul 2005 17:09 UTC
Internet & Networking Microsoft dropped support for Exchange 5.5 on December 31st, 2004. Exchange 5.5 users can upgrade to Exchange Server 2003, continue to run 5.5 with all accompanied security risks, or switch over to another mail/groupware system.In this article I propose a fourth option that is really options two (run Exchange) and three (run another mail system) combined.
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by thabrain on Mon 18th Jul 2005 17:50 UTC
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This scenario is too complicated. There are too many variables to have to deal with, and you're still using Exchange 5.5.

I use Samsung Contact (HP Openmail). It works with MS Outlook (and has a web and mobile (PDA) interface), does shared calendars, contacts, and other groupware functions, and runs on a Linux machine instead of a Windows OS.

I saved $3000 in intial costs from upgrading to Exchange 2003 and it has worked out great for me.

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RE: Complicated
by on Mon 18th Jul 2005 21:33 in reply to "Complicated"
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I read somewhere that Samsung Contact does not sell to the SMB market. They don't even take on new resellers. No idea how you want to deploy SC if you are a small business. Suggestions?

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RE[2]: Complicated
by thabrain on Mon 18th Jul 2005 23:23 in reply to "RE: Complicated"
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You can either contact a reseller and see if they'll still sell you a license, or you can use Scalix, which caters to a smaller market now than Samsung does.

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