100 million licenses issued for Microsoft Exchange Server

Microsoft’s much-touted Exchange Server is reported to have reached the 100 million license mark and Saudi Aramco has joined the Exchange clientele.

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By  Vijaya George Published  March 6, 2002

Microsoft’s much-touted Exchange Server is reported to have reached the 100 million license mark and Saudi Aramco has joined the Exchange clientele. Aramco recently undertook a migration project to deploy Microsoft Exchange 2000, and consolidated 23 sites that supported 45,000 users, down to 7 sites.

"The coveted one hundred million seat mark that Microsoft Exchange Server has achieved, with one of the top Exchange customers world-wide being from Saudi Arabia, is a major milestone for Microsoft, and one that we are most proud of," said Mohammed Kateeb, General Manager, Microsoft Gulf.

A report released by independent agency The Radicati Group Inc. stated that Microsoft’s Exchange Server was one of the leading enterprise messaging platforms among Global 1000 companies. The study also states that Microsoft Exchange Server led the market in terms of seats sold and deployed, with a 43 percent install base. Microsoft claims that migrating from Exchange 5.5 to Exchange 2000 and achieving server consolidation could save organisations approximately $20,000 annually per mail server eliminated.

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