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Minecast, a leading supplier of cloud-based email archiving, continuity and security for Microsoft Exchange and Office 365, announces that its Unified Email Management (UEM) product has been confirmed as a MSExchange Gold Award winner following a detailed product review. The reviewer, Exchange MVP and creator of J. Peter Bruzzese, recognized the platform’s ease of use, and its deep levels of functionality, flexibility and integration.

“We have had a good run of success with industry awards over the last couple of years, but ultimately the products we build are designed to make the lives of IT Managers, Sys Admins and Exchange Managers easier,” said Neil Murray, Mimecast CTO and co-founder. “So to receive this level of validation from within the Exchange community is particularly gratifying.

“Our customers, many of which have been with us for years, have remained satisfied with Mimecast because the product fundamentally does what it’s supposed to do, both for IT administrators and their end users. That may not sound a particularly lofty ambition, but in the SaaS space, what businesses need more than anything is a supplier they can trust. I think we’ve achieved that, but it’s incumbent on us to keep innovating, keep improving the service we offer and staying ahead of the game.”


Hosting Controller is getting on the Exchange 2010 action. Their new release is part of an HC control panel 8.12 update that supports Exchange 2010 SP1 Hosting Switch and IPv6 on Windows & Linux servers. .This new solution comes with a comprehensive self-serve portal for end customers.

“HC8.12 release reflects Hosting Controller’s commitment to providing its customers with the tools they need to support complex hosting operations,” says Babar Zaman, Vice President of Business Development at Hosting Controller Inc. “Since Exchange 2010 SP1 in hosting mode doesn’t allow the usage of the Exchange Management Console (EMC), therefore HC control panel becomes the natural choice of hosted service providers to provision organizations and mailboxes in Exchange 2010 using a special “/hosting” switch in “Hosting Mode”.


DATAFORT has launched their Hi-5 availability service for Microsoft Exchange.  It provides disaster recovery for Exchange. This is a fixed cost high availability Exchange solution designed specifically to address the concerns associated with using MS Exchange. The Exchange server backup service provides email, mailbox or full server recovery from an onsite appliance and disaster recovery from DATAFORT’s Cloud so that a company is completely protected against the loss of income and reputation that can originate from failure of an email server.

Hi-5 for MS Exchange is offered at a fixed-price, regardless of data quantity and can recover even a half terabyte Exchange Server typically within 15 minutes of a reported failure. This allows companies to safeguard the ability to communicate on email and the information stored in their mailboxes. This can save a lot of time and money.

DATAFORT Chief Executive Marcie Terman comments, “Cloud Recovery Services for Exchange are springing up every day, just like offsite data backup companies did a few years ago. While these automated services are a vast improvement over tape recovery of Exchange, they only protect the Exchange User from certain types of failures, offer limited functionality when operating in emergency mode and are restricted in how the user can return to the production environment.”


GSX Solutions,  a competitor in proactive, consolidated monitoring, reporting and messaging of enterprise collaboration environments, including Lotus Notes, Microsoft Exchange, and BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES), has announced the release of its new GSX 360 suite. GSX 360 provides streamlined delegation of standard service requests for IBM Lotus and BlackBerry Enterprise Server via template-driven request processing.

“The vast majority of administrative tasks for collaboration environments follow repetitive routines. By streamlining the process with templates and wizards, we found that GSX 360 can help drastically reduce the number of errors and reduce administrative costs,” said Antoine Leboyer, CEO of GSX. “Together with our new GSX Monitor & Analyzer we can offer comprehensive, end-to-end solutions for IBM Lotus and BlackBerry enterprise mobility environments.”


Stellar Data Recovery, a big name in data recovery products and services, has announced the release of Stellar Phoenix EDB to PST converter. This DIY software  converts MS Exchange database (EDB) files to Outlook Data files (PST) in offline and online mode.

About the launch, Stellar Data Recovery’s CEO, Sunil Chandna said, “Stellar Phoenix EDB to PST converter is a must have tool for every MS Exchange administrator. Exchange server administrators are inundated with requests from users, top management, legal, corporate investigation and law enforcement agencies. The requests vary from data access to user mailbox, folder or specific email. Conventional means make this task tedious as well as time consuming. Stellar Phoenix EDB converter helps to extract emails, mail folder or entire mailboxes as PST Files.”

So what are you waiting for? Go get ‘em.


ColoGuard, a provider of enterprise colocation services, announced today that it is extending its presence in Internet telephony by working with VoIP solutions provider, IPsmarx Technology. A friendship was born.

The alliance will give IPsmarx’s customers access to ColoGuard’s direct network routes to cities around the world and to parent company GalaxyVisions’ world-class dedicated managed services. VoIP service providers who work with IPsmarx will be able to offer the clearest calls possible to their customers around the world.

“ColoGuard is well known in the industry for its excellent service, and GalaxyVisions for its fast hardware and software installations, and responsive customer support,” said Ashley Kurpel of IPsmarx. “With their focus on VoIP, we’re able to offer our customers the best quality of service at the lowest possible price.”

“This alliance is one of many steps we are taking to penetrate a fast-growing segment of the VoIP market,” said ColoGuard Vice President Ruben Magurdumov, “We are pleased to work with IPsmarx, offering award-winning billing and switching solutions to VoIP Service Providers in over 65 countries and superior technical support.”


Quick, to the Batmobile. Microsoft has issued a beta of System Center Data Protection Manager 2019. It’s on like Donkey Kong folks.

The beta represents fourth-generation technology from Microsoft for backup-and-recovery operations. DPM 2019 is one of the components of Microsoft’s System Center line of enterprise-level management products. It backs up and provides restore capabilities for various Microsoft server products, such as SQL Server, Exchange Server and SharePoint Server, as well as Hyper-V Server virtual guests and hosts. Backup and restore protection is also extended to client devices.

The top new feature in this beta is the centralized console, according to Jason Buffington, senior technical product manager on the System Center team. It allows users to actually manage DPM itself by drilling down via right-mouse-button clicks, he explained in a Microsoft-produced interview.

That’s not all that is new however. Expect to encounter a whole range of new functions, including support for generic data source protections.


Unistal Systems Pvt. Ltd., a leading provider of business software in India and the world over, has announced they have readied for release their Quick Recovery Solutions program for MS Exchange Server.

Alok Gupta, Managing Director of Unistal Systems Pvt. says “The launch of Quick Recovery software is a big leap for the company and it will certainly ease and smoothen the MS Exchange operation task drastically. Various extra and innovative features has been inculcated which will make you distinguish it from the other available choices in the market.”

The program is said to be adept at recovering a wide variety of data across a wide spectrum of programs and suites.

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NetCom Learning, a provider of IT and business training solutions, recently announced the release of Geek Week 2 webinar series. The one-day webinars start on September 6th and run through September 9th and will cover Microsoft products.

NetCom Learning Chairman and CEO Russell Sarder said the week pairs some of the highest quality instructors with the latest and greatest IT topics and technologies.

“In our continued mission to emphasize the value of learning, NetCom Learning is presenting these series of webinars that offer top instructors teaching valuable skills that professionals need to keep up with the latest technology and advance in their fields,” Sarder said.

So what programs can you learn about? It covers a wide variety of Microsoft programs, including Windows 7, SQL 2008, Excel 2010, Lync 2010 and Sharepoint 2010. Go get em you eager beavers!


CREDANT Technologies, a data protection company, has announced the launch of the open Beta program for CREDANT Shield for Windows Server. This military-grade data security solution protects sensitive data on hard drives and on removable media. This follows the recent release of Enterprise Server 7.1.1, CREDANT’s flagship product, and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure encryption software for VDI cloud infrastructures. CREDANT Shield for Windows Server will automatically encrypt data on Windows servers as well as data moving on or off server hard drives to removable media. The company is on a roll.

“Data stored on Windows Servers pose a unique set of security issues. Systems can be remotely or locally accessed, resulting in compromise or theft of an organization’s most sensitive data,” said Chris Burchett, CTO and co-founder of CREDANT Technologies. “CREDANT Shield for Windows Server ensures that data at rest on Windows Servers and data on transportable devices is secure from accidental and malicious breaches, putting management and staff at ease.”


Litéra, a manufacturer of content lifecycle management software, has released Metadact, server-based software that removes metadata from e-mail messages and attachments sent from Outlook and other mail clients, mobile devices, webmail, and smartphones. Metadact aims to protect the confidentiality and privacy of information that may be compromised in the context of an outgoing e-mail message. Think of it as your own little slice of privacy-infused Idaho.

According to Deepak Massand, Litéra’s CEO “an increasingly mobile workforce relying on e-mail carries the risk of unintentionally disclosing sensitive information through metadata.” Metadact , he says, is designed to remove the risk of metadata transferred via e-mail through a server-based approach that interrogates outgoing e-mail and attachments to identify sensitive and potentially harmful metadata and strip the metadata clean to deliver the message to recipients.

So what are we waiting for? We got some metadata to scrub.

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