Microsoft Introduces Exchange Hosted Services

Microsoft Corp. announced yesterday new branding, a new licensing model and the road map for Microsoft Exchange Hosted Services EHS, formerly known as FrontBridge Technologies Inc.

EHS is composed of four distinct services including Hosted Filtering, Hosted Archive, Hosted Continuity and Hosted Encryption. These services offer cost-effective hosted solutions to help ensure the security and high availability of an enterprise level messaging environment while satisfying internal policy and regulatory compliance requirements. In addition, Microsoft today unveiled a new per-user licensing model for all the services as well as road map details, including information about the upcoming EHS 5.3 release and the 6.x series of releases that will align with Exchange 12 availability. EHS is the latest addition to the Exchange Server solution portfolio and a key offering in Microsoft software as a service strategy.