Microsoft has unveiled a product package that allows internet service providers to use Exchange for messaging services they offer their customers.
The offering, called Solution for High Volume Exchange, is based on Exchange Server 2000 and competes with products from Sun Microsystems, Sendmail and OpenWave Systems.
Service providers can use the product to offer e-mail, calendaring and associated services to their customers.
The Exchange-based product is meant for business end-users and allows ISPs to deliver more complex messaging capabilities. Additional capabilities include expanded e-mail storage space and support for second-level domains.
The High Volume Exchange product is aimed at worldwide providers of Internet access, web hosting or application hosting. It runs on Windows 2000 Advanced Server. Pricing varies by configuration and Hewlett-Packard and Microsoft consultants are trained to help implement the product.