Microsoft Offers Solution for Service Providers to Deliver Enhanced Communication Services to Small and Medium-Sized Businesses and Consumers

Today at ITU Telecom World 2003, Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT) announced the availability of the Solution for Hosted Exchange, a multiservice platform that allows service providers to build, deploy, deliver and manage rich e-mail communication services to small and medium-sized businesses as well as consumers. The Solution for Hosted Exchange offers service providers a single platform through which they can reduce their operating costs while increasing revenues by delivering new services that significantly increase end-user productivity such as collaboration, shared calendaring, meeting coordination and “smart” mobile device synchronization. With the multiservice platform, service providers can roll out services at a low cost to end-customer segments from consumers and small businesses to enterprise customers.