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Exchange Hosting for August, 2006


Mac developer site features Zimbra CS

Posted by Exchange Hosting Reviews as Press Releases, Simply Mail Solutions

Warrington Aug 31st 2006. Specialist email hosting company Simply Mail Solutions expects a major boost in its Apple user base after Apples developer newsletter featured Zimbra CS, the email and collaboration suite.

Commented SMS?s Colin Smith ‘We were the first European hoster for Zimbra and already have a cohort of enthusiastic Apple users but the good news needs to get through to the wider Apple community and this latest endorsement will help.’

Denver, CO - August, 29, 2006 - USA.NET, the leading hosted eMessaging service provider in North America, was selected by Microsoft® for its Desert Mountain Region Partner Marketing Excellence Award. The outcome of USA.NET and Microsoft co-marketing efforts has resulted in an increase of over 60 percent growth in USA.NET’s Hosted Microsoft Exchange business for the first half of 2006 compared to the same period 2005.

The award recognizes USA.NET’s ability to leverage its unique operational excellence combined with its laser focus on the SMB market in order to acquire and retain customers for its Microsoft Exchange hosted messaging solutions as well as maintaining the highest customer satisfaction level in the industry.

Denver-based USA.NET was selected for developing innovative marketing campaigns that effectively promote hosted Microsoft Exchange email solutions.

In July of this year, USA.NET also earned the coveted “Exchange Hosting Solutions Excellence Award” at the Microsoft Worldwide Conference for its industry leading Service Level Agreements, customer satisfaction and references.

“We appreciate this recognition from our partners at Microsoft, and we’re very pleased with the results of our co-marketing efforts,” said Jason Masten, USA.NET’s vice president of sales. “Our team of professionals is committed to building on these results in anticipation of the launch of Hosted Exchange 2007 by continuing to provide industry-leading customer service, and a superior hosted email experience for our customers.”

Masten accepted the award on behalf of USA.NET at the 2006 Microsoft Desert Mountain Region Partner Conference held in Denver on August 25, 2006.

“USA.NET has spent several years successfully working with Microsoft, and its operational excellence throughout has consistently been worthy of award-winning recognition,” said Michael Clark, general manager of the Desert Mountain Region for Microsoft. “We have seen tremendous growth in the Hosted Exchange market, particularly with small to medium sized companies that recognize the need for a service that allows them to stay focused on their core business.”

USA.NET, The Global eMessaging Service Provider®, is the only hosting provider that is SAS 70 Type II Audited, Microsoft Gold and certified, a member of the Microsoft Technology Adoption Program for Exchange 2007, and winner of the 2006 Microsoft Excellence Award for Exchange Hosting Solutions. USA.NET eMessaging solutions are modular and infinitely scalable to ensure customers can grow their business without having to invest additional resources, time or capital into their mission-critical messaging infrastructure. More information can be found at or by calling 1.800.653.0179.

Herndon, Va., August 24, 2006

ASP-One, a premiere provider of [Microsoft Exchange Hosting] services for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), today announced the availability of a new [Exchange Hosting plan] that provides 500MB of storage per mailbox for customers that require expanded email storage capacity. ASP-One, a division of Apptix, offers comprehensive messaging and collaboration solutions to meet the growing business communications needs of its SMB customers.

Customers now have a choice between a 200MB plan that provides users with 200MB of disk space at $9.95 per mailbox and a new 500MB plan that offers a generous half gigabyte of storage at $14.95 per mailbox. Both plans offer free Hosted Windows SharePoint Services site, which includes a 100 MB of disk space.

For those customers that require even more disk space to meet their organization’s messaging and collaboration needs, ASP-One offers a Dedicated Exchange Server solution that provides up to 420 GB of usable storage.

“We recognize the need to expand our Exchange Hosting plans to respond to the demands of our customers.” said Alex Yevelev, vice president for web direct sales. “The addition of our new 500MB Exchange Hosting plan provides our customers with more robust storage and the flexibility to maintain higher volumes of email and attachments.”

ASP-One’s newly updated infrastructure, which includes Microsoft® Exchange SP2, allows new customers to take advantage of Windows Mobile-enabled devices for no additional cost. This extended support for Windows Mobile 5.0 enabled devices complements ASP-One’s existing mobility offerings, which support BlackBerry® and GoodLink™ enabled devices.

Every new Exchange Hosting user receives Outlook 2003 for free, a $109 value per mailbox per client. Outlook can be downloaded directly from the ASP-One Biz@Large Control Panel by each user once their Exchange Hosting service is activated. Standard features offered by ASP-One with all Exchange Hosting plans include custom inbound domains, unlimited aliases, unlimited public folders, unlimited 24×7 live technical support, and an on-line knowledge base within Biz@Large for both administrators and mailbox owners.

Security Features include standard anti-virus protection and basic spam protection at no additional cost. Standard security features include secure connection (HTTPS and RPC over HTTPS) and secure Outlook Web Access (OWA). Advanced spam protection and content filtering are provided through a partnership with MX Logic®, a leading email security provider.

ASP-One offers a full range of Exchange Hosting plans to address the needs of the SMB market. Hosted Exchange plans start at 9.95 per month per user. For additional details on ASP-One, please visit

TORRANCE, Calif., August 21, 2006 LiveOffice Corp. (, the leading provider of on-demand conferencing, collaboration and compliance solutions, today became one of the first free teleconferencing providers to offer podcast recording services at no charge. LiveOffice Free Conferencing’s new Record & Playback service gives any individual or business a simple way to leverage podcasting as a mainstream marketing, training and relationship management tool.

This newest feature is as easy to use as dialing the phone. By visiting and registering for an account, users can instantly conduct and record conference calls. The recorded calls can then be downloaded to a digital music player as a podcast or posted to website pages as streaming audio. The unique web-based service does not require the purchase of special podcasting hardware or software and enables absolutely anyone to listen to the recorded call at any time.

How it Works
Once a call starts, the host enables call recording from the telephone keypad. At its conclusion, the recording is saved in MP3 format to ensure superior audio quality and flexible playback options. LiveOffice Free Conferencing automatically makes the recorded session available as a download within 60 minutes after the conclusion of the conference call on the host’s Recording Administration Page (RAP). The host then provides potential listeners with a bridge and PIN number so they can access the recording online at any time in their preferred format.

“Podcasting is quickly becoming a must-have communication tool for many internet users. However until now, there have been few simple and cost effective podcast recording options,” said Ted Heieck, product manager for LiveOffice Corp. “LiveOffice Free Conferencing’s recording technology removes these barriers and puts this effective communication channel at everyone’s fingertips.”

It is estimated that many small businesses are spending thousands of dollars on professionally-produced podcasts, but LiveOffice Free Conferencing’s Record & Playback features mean that businesses can now create high quality, downloadable recordings at absolutely no cost. These recorded sessions are perfect for conducting group training sessions with clients or resellers or as a marketing tool that promotes new products and services to clients and they mean that everyone can listen to them on their own schedule. In addition, since the service is offered at no charge, business owners no longer have to find advertisers to sponsor sessions or charge attendees to download recordings, because they do not incur any additional cost during the quick and easy recording and downloading process.

Pricing & Availability
The services mentioned above are available now at LiveOffice Free Conferencing offers both toll and toll-free conference calling for groups of all sizes. The service’s Record & Playback features are offered at no charge to all service subscribers.

DES MOINES, Iowa; (August 15, 2006) – LightEdge Solutions, Inc., a leader in converged data networking, voice-over-Internet-protocol (VoIP) and managed IT business services, today announced that NetSimplicity has selected LightEdge as the application hosting provider for its Meeting Room Manager (MRM) On Demand product offering, which will enable customers to adopt and implement software without the time and financial commitment necessary to purchase, install and maintain servers, storage and backup devices on-site.

As a Software as a Service (SaaS) offering, NetSimplicity’s industry-leading MRM software is hosted in LightEdge’s world-class secure, redundant data center and managed 24×7x365 by a professional network operations team. Instead of purchasing the software, installing it and maintaining it on their own network servers, businesses can subscribe to the MRM On Demand service from NetSimplicity for a low monthly fee or annual payments. The advantages of an on-demand solution include:

  • Lower upfront costs and no capital investment
  • Quick deployment with minimal impact to corporate network
  • Scalable for business growth
  • Reduced burden on in-house IT staff for installation, operation and maintenance
  • Software and technology upgrades automatically included
  • Highest security and redundancy with built-in data backup and recovery
  • Convenient 24/7 online access to the system from any location

“Our MRM On Demand offering removes the barriers to entry for businesses by lowering upfront capital costs and eliminating capital investment,” said Nancy Harris, vice president of NetSimplicity. “After evaluating several vendors, we determined that LightEdge was the best fit with our on-demand strategy, providing the level of advanced technology and expertise we needed to ensure the highest reliability and availability of our solution.”

“As a leader in office administration software, NetSimplicity is expanding the usefulness of its room scheduling software to a broader base of customers,” said Jim Masterson, chairman and chief executive officer of LightEdge. “Now businesses that cannot afford the infrastructure or ongoing maintenance can quickly and easily subscribe to MRM On Demand at a fraction of the cost.”

About NetSimplicity
NetSimplicity is an office administration software company with a large roster of more than 2000 domestic and international customers, including many Fortune and Global 1000 firms. Founded in 1994 and originally known as Network Simplicity, the company is recognized as the leader in easy-to-use and easy-to-buy software that solves office administration problems for small, medium and large-sized organizations in a broad range of industries. NetSimplicity is a division of Forget (NasdaqNM:FORG - News). For more information, please visit

About LightEdge Solutions
LightEdge Solutions® empowers businesses to be more productive, mobile and effective with managed voice and data services delivered through a multi-homed, Cisco Powered Network data center environment. By out-tasking voice, data and IT services, small and medium sized businesses are able to realize unparalleled scalability and reliability with a lower total cost of ownership and reduced administration. For more information about services available for your business, visit LightEdge’s web site at

LightEdge Solutions® and the LightEdge Solutions logo, and Scale-on-Demand™ are trademarks, registered trademarks, or service marks of LightEdge Solutions, Inc. EdgeBCC™ and the EdgeBCC logo are trademarks, registered trademarks, or service marks of the Edge Business Continuity Center. All other brands or products are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

Limited Time Offer Extended Until August 31st, 2006

Herndon, Va., August 15, 2006

ASP-One, a premiere provider of [Microsoft Exchange Hosting] services for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), today announced the extension of its mobile services summer promotion through August 31, 2006. New ASP-One Exchange Hosting customers who activate Mobile Services, including BlackBerry® Mobile Service and GoodLink™ Mobile Service, by August 31, 2006 will receive 50% off their set-up fees and 50% off their August monthly fees.

With ASP-One’s Hosted Mobile Services, users can mix and match devices on their account. This provides employees with the flexibility to use the device of their choice, whether it’s a BlackBerry, Treo™, or other handheld device.

“We have many customers that desire support for multiple devices within a given organization, said Alex Yevelev, vice president for web direct sales of ASP-One. “With ASP-One’s Exchange Hosting offering, our customers can take advantage of our comprehensive mobile services that support BlackBerry, GoodLink, and ActiveSync®.”

This offer is valid for new Mobile Services activations only. During this summer promotion, the one-time activation fee for BlackBerry Mobile Service is $24.95 per user (normally $49.95 per user) and the monthly hosting fee is $5.00 per user (normally $10.00 per user). For GoodLink Mobile Service, the one-time activation fee is just $19.95 per user (normally $39.95 per user) and the monthly hosting fee is $9.95 per user (normally $19.95 per user). In addition, to the offering outlined above, ASP-One’s support for Microsoft® Exchange SP2 allows new customers to activate Windows Mobile-enabled devices for no additional cost. Monthly discount applies through August of 2006.

Today, more than a third of ASP-One customers use advanced capabilities of BlackBerry or GoodLink Mobile Services to support their requirement for remote access to their email, calendars, documents and company and personal address books.

“With ASP-One’s GoodLink Mobile Service, we are able to provide our employees with remote access to their email anytime, anyplace,” said John Lively, director of IT for Farrell Automotive. “ASP-One was able to quickly set up our service and provide us with greater functionality than we could have ever expected.”

ASP-One offers comprehensive solutions for Exchange Hosting and Hosted Windows SharePoint® Services to address the specific needs of Small and Medium-sized Businesses. For more information about ASP-One and their Exchange Hosting and Mobile Services offerings for SMBs, please visit