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Hosted Exchange 2016 is here!

I’m excited to announce that Hosted Exchange 2016 from Intermedia is now available!

Microsoft released Exchange Server 2016 earlier today. Intermedia is the first independent provider to offer Hosted Exchange 2016, announcing its availability to new customers immediately upon Microsoft publicly releasing the service. Here’s our official press release.

As of today, Exchange 2016 (and the Office 2016 suite powered by Office 365, by the way!) are integrated with Intermedia services that include compliant archiving, email encryption, Skype® for Business, SecuriSync® file sharing and backup, Hosted PBX, AppID single sign-on and many others. Hosted Exchange 2016 is also available in a dedicated Private Cloud deployment for customers of 500 seats and above.

As the latest version of the world’s most popular business email platform, Hosted Exchange 2016 comes with new and enhanced features.  So you can communicate and collaborate even more effectively than before.

New Outlook web experience

Microsoft made significant updates to the UI of the Outlook Web App.  Renamed as “Outlook on the web”, the app includes some new features:

  • Sweep
  • Pin
  • Undo
  • Inline reply
  • The ability to propose new time for meeting invites
  • A new single-line inbox view
  • Improved HTML rendering
  • Better formatting controls
  • The ability to paste inline images
  • New themes
  • New emojis
  • And more…

 

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Enhanced Mobile browser experience

The app also provides better mobile browsing and new navigational improvements:

  • Refreshed UI to more closely resembles Outlook on your laptop
  • Improved navigation to switch between Mail, Calendar and Contacts
  • Easier event creation using the scheduling assistant in Calendar

Faster and more intuitive search

Need to find a specific email or conversation thread? Searching for every message for a particular person?  The intuitive search gives you suggestions as you type based on data pulled from your most common contacts, mailbox content and search history.  In Outlook on the web, you can more easily refine your search to find exactly what you are looking for — including event calendar search.

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Intermedia’s legacy of “firsts”

Intermedia has been first to market with every version of Hosted Exchange since 2000. The company was the first cloud company to offer Hosted Exchange in 2000 and first-to-market with Exchange 2003, 2007, 2010 and 2013. It was also the first to offer private-label Hosted Exchange.

Intermedia partners have taken notice.

“We partner with Intermedia because it makes it easy for us to stay on the leading edge of technology,” said Mike Maendler, CEO of Technology & Beyond, an Intermedia Gold Partner. “The fact that Intermedia always independently tests and provides up-to-date versions of the business apps we need gives a competitive advantage to both my company and my customers. This lets us escape the cycle of constantly testing and deploying software or adding new hardware ourselves.”

Exchange 2016 — Available now to Intermedia customers!

If you want to learn more about Hosted Exchange 2016, contact us at 800-379-7729.  Or helpful representatives will answer the phone quickly and provide you with the assistance you need.  Get started today!

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About Kirsten Barta

Kirsten Barta is Sr Marketing Communications Manager at Intermedia