Email hosting has become one of the most commonly used forms of communication technology in the industry, as providers allow for premium email services along with custom configurations and a large number of accounts. TMCnet was there this week to report on all the latest email hosting news. Here are a few highlights:
Microsoft, who was annoying IT administrators by dragging its feet after flaws were found in Exchange 2007 and Exchange 2010 systems, announced that the issues will be resolved on Aug. 14, the day they call “Patch Tuesday.”
On Patch Tuesday, Microsoft (News - Alert) released nine security fixes, five of which are considered critical, TMCnet’s Julie Griffin reported.
Although Microsoft’s announcement comes as a relief to some administrators worried after the company seemed to downplay the event, people familiar with Microsoft’s routine to issue monthly updates were exasperated over the knowledge from which they could be left in the dark until the next scheduled appointment. But since Microsoft now has a fix for the vulnerabilities, it has been forthcoming in stating that five of the flaws were indeed critical.
After the public was first aware of these flaws last month, Microsoft was careful to mention that it was “unaware of any active, in-the-wild exploits,” – a statement that suggested that it would be no immediate fix since there was no immediate threat. Additionally, Microsoft was clear in identifying Oracle (News - Alert) Outside In libraries as the “third-party” source responsible for the errors.
In other email hosting news, earlier this week Teradici decided to expand its PC-over-IP (PCoIP) idea onto email hosting provider Microsoft’s Windows Server, accelerating server-based desktop environments to ramp up productivity on smaller budgets, TMCnet reported.
Until now, PCoIP has been used to make high-performance transactions between computers within virtualized environments that require the use of multimedia and graphics-intensive software. It works in conjunction with VMware's Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and has proven effective enough to move further into other virtual solutions.
Teradici’s Remote Desktop Services Host (RDSH) allows for a raised level of functionality for users shifting between VMware View and Microsoft RDS, making sure that both environments don’t contradict with one another. The balancing of priority is something beneficial in particular to email hosting companies that don't want to minimize the “ebb and flow” of email into one steady stream.
For those hoping to see an upgrade to Exchange Server 2010, you’re in luck. The 2013 version of the email hosting tool is on its way. Although Exchange Server 2010 remains a useful tool for many businesses as it improves database availability groups and role-based access control, the newer version promises even more.
There are still some issues with Exchange 2010 that some people have had including CAS high availability and routing changes in addition to some features that are difficult or confusing to set up, but these are issues that will surely be addressed in Exchange 2013. There are also easy solutions now available to overcome some administrative issues that have appeared, although if you’re experiencing these problems now, you might as well just wait for Exchange 2013.
For more email hosting news, be sure to visit TMCnet again next week for all the latest developments.
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