Strong Uptake for Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Expected in Both Corporate E-mail Market and Among Hosted E-mail Providers

Radicati has released a new report on Microsoft Exchange 2007 :

The Radicati Group, Inc.’s latest study, “Microsoft Exchange Server and Outlook Analysis, 2007-2011,” provides an in-depth analysis of current and forecasted Microsoft Exchange Server installed base, with extensive breakouts by version, business size and region.

According to the report, Microsoft Exchange Server currently commands a 34% installed base market share of the corporate insourced messaging software market. Microsoft is also aggressively targeting the hosted e-mail market with Hosted Microsoft Exchange Server, with double digit growth expected in this segment over the next four years.

Microsoft released Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 in late 2006. New security, compliance, Unified Messaging and wireless e-mail features highlight Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. The report forecasts strong growth for the new platform over the next four years, particularly in medium and large enterprises.

Microsoft Outlook 2007 was also released in late 2006 and is expected to continue its strong growth rate. Microsoft Outlook Web Access 2007, the webmail client for Microsoft Exchange Server, has also been significantly improved, bringing the client mostly on par with other desktop e-mail clients.

Source: The Radicati Group