Microsoft’s Exchange Server was born out of the company’s move from a Xenix based messaging system to a new client-server based application that delivered electronic mail, calendaring, contacts, and tasks. This was originally used internally as Exchange Server Beta 1, and by April of 1996, a large portion of the company’s internal users were using the product.
The original public version, Exchange Server 4.0, was released on June 11th, 1996 as an upgrade to Microsoft Mail 3.5. It was based on an entirely new system and model, utilizing X.500 directory services which eventually moved to Active Directory with Microsoft’s creation of the LDAP directory service.
Exchange Server went through several versions throughout the years, and eventually gained a dominant foothold as the de-facto messaging system for corporate e-mail and messaging. Exchange 5.0 was released on May 23rd, 1997, followed by 5.5 in November. Exchange 2000 arrived in November, 2000 and was followed by Exchange 2003 on September 28th, 2003. The current versions are Exchange 2007 released on November 30th, 2006 and the latest release, Exchange 2010, was made available on November 9th, 2009.
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Terra Lycos is one of the leading Internet companies in the world, with a significant global presence and a clear focus on profitability and growth. The company’s main goal is profitable growth, which it aims to achieve by efficiently managing resources and by obtaining recurrent revenue from paying subscribers. Due to the company’s commitment to innovation and customer satisfaction the number of paying subscribers continues to grow.
To consolidate its position as the leading portal in Spain and Latin America and one of the principal Internet companies in the U.S. and Europe, Terra Lycos continues to develop innovative, value-added services and products and exploit these on a global scale.
Internet Explorer is Microsoft’s world wide web browser, and the name for a set of Internet-based technologies that provide browsing, email, collaboration and multimedia features to millions of people around the world. It’s a four-year old product that has received glowing reviews from end users and the media, harsh criticism from Microsoft’s competitors and the anti-Microsoft crowd, and it is one of the cornerstones of an ongoing anti-trust trial that the Department of Justice has brought against Microsoft. It remains a testament to Microsoft’s ability to turn it’s product strategy on a dime, it is used by millions upon millions of users navigate the World Wide Web, and it has emerged the victor in the long-standing browser wars with Microsoft’s competitor, Netscape Corporation.
Short for CD-Rewritable disk, a type of CD disk that enables you to write onto it in multiple sessions. One of the problems with CD-R disks is that you can only write to them once. With CD-RW drives and disks, you can treat the optical disk just like a floppy or hard disk, writing data onto it multiple times.
The first CD-RW drives became available in mid-1997. They can read CD-ROMs and can write onto today’s CD-R disks, but they cannot write on normal CD-ROMs. This means that disks created with a CD-RW drive can only be read by a CD-RW drive. However, a new standard called MultiRead, developed jointly by Philips Electronics and Hewlett-Packard, will enable CD-ROM players to read disks create by CD-RW drives. Many experts believed that CD-RW disks would be a popular storage medium until DVD devices became widely available.