SharePoint, Hosted Exchange
Microsoft Exchange Server is used by the majority of large corporations for their email, calendars, contacts and files. The Exchange server powers the full collaboration functions of Microsoft Outlook, such as group calendars, contacts and file-sharing. We provide the latest version of this as a hosted service.
Hosted Microsoft Exchange means that we provide all hardware and software, then run and maintain it for you in a tier-4 datacenter. You pay a low monthly fee, and can access your email using Outlook 2007® or Entourage® on your desktop, Outlook Web Access (OWA) in any Web browser, or wirelessly from a device like the BlackBerry®, Windows Mobile device, iPhone or Treo.
In addition to Exchange, Virtual IT also hosts Microsoft Sharepoint and Dynamics CRM for your business.
Windows SharePoint Services allows your staff to collaborate via the Web in order to share files and contact lists, store documents online, run blogs and wikis and more.
With hosted SharePoint, you simply pay a low per-user monthly fee and your staff benefits from all of the great collaboration tools SharePoint has to offer. We host the entire service for you. You’ll also be provided with software and security updates as they become available.
By integrating with our hosted Exchange 2007, SharePoint 3.0 gives your employees an instant, powerful intranet. They can:
- Store documents online. Everyone works off a single, centrally-stored version of all documents, which can be easily opened using a hyperlink.
- ‘Check out’ files. Lock documents while they are being edited, so nobody overwrites the work of others.
- Run blogs and wikis. All of your staff can stay in the loop.
In addition, we host Dynamics CRM, a powerful customer relationship management tool that allows you to communicate and effectively keep track of your client base.
Reliability and Uptime
Our service operates out of a tier-four datacenter, with state-of-the-art cooling, power supply, backup generator and fire suppressants. For you this means that your email is constantly running. Your Exchange service will run on clustered servers and an EMC storage area network – so if one server or disk drive stops working, your email keeps working.
As well as offering the highest-quality IT infrastructure, we do nightly backups to protect your data. For your peace of mind, we offer a 99.999% service-level agreement (SLA) which allows for just a few minutes of email downtime each month.
24/7 Monitoring and Management
To further ensure reliability, we employ a team of Microsoft Exchange engineers and administrators 24/7. So if a server problem occurs at 3am on a Sunday morning, we will be there to solve it – in a matter of minutes. This same team installs Microsoft software patches immediately, as well as anti-virus and anti-spam updates, for full protection.
We offer a complete range of add-on features including hosted BlackBerry, ActiveSync for Windows mobile devices and Good Mobile Messaging for Treos and other smartphones, so you can instantly activate email service for your handheld. Rather than spending thousands of dollars on your own server, you can use our managed service for just a few dollars a month.
Office Communications Server 2007 provides secure, in-house Instant Messaging and File Sharing. Message Journaling and Archiving keeps a copy of all communications, satisfying the requirements of —HIPAA, GLBA, SOX, SEC, FINRA and FRCP (as well as other state/federal requirements).
PC or Mac
Many Exchange hosting companies do not offer both Outlook 2007 (for PC) and Entourage 2008 (for Mac) support. We offer a free download of both, so your staff can use either PCs and Macs, or both.