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LiveOffice "Pre-Migration Diet" Reduces Cost And Effort Of Moving From Exchange 2003 And 2007

TORRANCE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LiveOffice, the leading provider of software-as-a-service (SaaS) email archiving, email hosting and email continuity solutions, today announced that it has become the first email archiving provider to support Microsoft Exchange Server 2010. In addition to providing the e-discovery, mailbox management and compliance benefits of email archiving for Exchange Server 2010 users, LiveOffice's hosted email archiving solution reduces the time and cost of migrating to the new platform by moving existing email data to a secure cloud prior to migration.

"The pending release of Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 is generating a significant amount of interest in the market," said Brian Babineau, senior analyst with Enterprise Strategy Group. "Many of the inquiries we are fielding center on Exchange 2010 upgrade and migration strategies. We strongly believe that the implementation of an archiving solution is a great first step to prepare for an upgrade, as it allows companies to copy and secure legacy messages and attachments to an accessible and fully searchable, non-production environment. Executing the archive process with a SaaS provider such as LiveOffice frees up internal resources to help plan and execute the upgrade when the organization is ready."

To make the transition to Exchange Server 2010 smoother, LiveOffice provides a simple process for shrinking customers' Exchange data stores prior to moving them, thus speeding up the transition process.

    * LiveOffice Personal Archive: First, clients enable journaling on their existing mail servers, allowing LiveOffice to capture data in its secure cloud, which effectively eliminates the need to migrate that data in the future. With Personal Archive's robust architecture, end users are able to view all archived email (legacy and current) from the comfort of their Microsoft Outlook client.
    * LiveOffice CloudMerge for Microsoft Exchange: Next, clients can leverage LiveOffice's proprietary CloudMerge technology to automatically and securely transfer data from existing Microsoft Exchange 2003 or 2007 mail stores to LiveOffice Personal Archive. Again, this data is available for view by end users directly from Microsoft Outlook.
    * LiveOffice CloudMerge for PST Files: LiveOffice's CloudMerge technology is also able to securely ingest an organization's PST files into the centrally managed, hosted archive - eliminating the most common source of data loss and IT headaches.
    * "Skinny Migration:" With all historical and ongoing email securely stored in LiveOffice's cloud-based archive, IT administrators only need to migrate a small amount of data to their upgraded Exchange 2010 environment.

Finally, an organization's relationship with LiveOffice doesn't end once the migration is complete. With legacy data safely ingested into the cloud-based archive, organizations can delete messages from the mail server as needed to improve server performance and reduce the risk of data loss. In addition, auditors and other authorized personnel have easy access to a centralized archive of messages where they can perform advanced searches and retrieve data on demand from the archive to satisfy legal and compliance requests. Simultaneously, end users have access to their personal archives and can instantly find emails and attachments they need, even if they no longer reside in their inbox or on the corporate mail server.