The history of Exchange Server Earning Leadership Everyday

History of Exchange is an interesting journey with ups and downs,but in terms of the secret to its success, the story's quite simple - it's always been, and continues to be, about consistent innovation & focus on real customer needs. “When you look back over the history of Exchange,we’ve pushed innovation limit at every release. […]

History of Exchange is an interesting journey with ups and downs,but in terms of the secret to its success, the story's quite simple - it's always been, and continues to be, about consistent innovation & focus on real customer needs. “When you look back over the history of Exchange,we’ve pushed innovation limit at every release. Back in 1990s, Exchange Outlook Web App (OWA) made a revolutionary move by introducing foundation of AJAX to deliver better browser based interface. With Exchange 2010, we re-architected OWA to fully support Firefox, Safari and IE while introducing integrated instant messaging and presence, ability to send & receive SMS text messages from the inbox and continual scroll, so you never’ve to click to see all your messages. In Exchange 2003, we released Exchange ActiveSync EAS protocol that’s now used by Apple, Google, Nokia and Palm for their mobile messaging, and is protocol that Gartner has labeled "the de-facto standard" in mobile messaging. In Exchange2007, we introduced a full voicemail system with Unified Messaging solution and in Exchange 2010, we added speech-to-text preview, so you never’ve to listen to a voicemail again. In Exchange 2010, we built a fully integrated email archiving right into messaging system, breaking down barriers between mailbox and archive. And, always with end user in mind, Exchange and Outlook together offered first app that brought together email, calendaring, contacts and tasks. In 2010, we introduce Outlook social connector, MailTips and conversation clean up. And, now with Exchange Online we’ve ability to continue to deliver innovations at an even faster rate. Regarding Exchange Online, we’re also taking a unique approach by delivering both Exchange Server and ExchangeOnline service using the same code base,” writes Julia White.