Good Times for Partners Who Help Customers Move to Microsoft’s Unified Communication and Collaboration Platform

Over on Microsoft PressPass a good article on the role of Partners (SIs, ISVs) in the many competitive migration projects …

… The ability to deploy a modern, integrated communication and collaboration platform with Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and the 2007 Microsoft Office system prompts companies to move from IBM LotusNotes/Domino to Microsoft’s platform.

REDMOND, Wash., Jan. 21, 2007 – As Microsoft continues to deliver innovations to its unified communication and collaboration platform – which includes Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, the 2007 Office system with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, and has solutions in the pipeline such as the next generation of Microsoft Office Communications Server – Microsoft’s industry partners find that business is booming. An increasing number of customers report that their existing communication and collaboration solutions, built on older, non-Microsoft platforms, are not effectively evolving with business trends and practices, and they are turning to Microsoft and its partners for help.

IT managers in these companies face a dilemma: How can they gain the advantages of unified messaging, which allows employees to receive and manage e-mail, voice mail, and faxes through a single inbox? How can they enhance their employee’s productivity through workplace collaboration and better business insight – while reducing organizational IT costs – when the legacy messaging and collaboration platforms aren’t up to the challenge of supporting more advanced technology?

Conversations with a number of Microsoft partners who specialize in migration, system integration and management services reveal that for a growing number of their customers the answer is simple: It’s time to move, and, with these tools – which will be released as no-charge downloads for customers and partners over the next month – it will automate and simplify transitions to Microsoft’s platform more than ever before. …

Nice quote from Steve Dickson from Quest on the important role of Quest Software in many of the migrations :

… One third of Quest’s business is dedicated to providing organizations with the tools they need to migrate to and manage Microsoft technologies, says Steve Dickson, Quest’s vice president, Windows Management Solutions. “More and more organizations are moving from Lotus Notes to Exchange Server for their messaging and collaboration needs,” he says. “Quest has helped move more than one million mailboxes from IBM Lotus Notes to Exchange Server, and more than 10 million mailboxes from other platforms to the latest Exchange Server. We expect to see continued growth in this area.”. …

Read on : Microsoft PressPass

Peter de Haas
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