Zimbra done it?

Here is a reminder that Yahoo just acquired Zimbra, and was planning to use it to joust with both Google and Microsoft’s email services. 

Yahoo’s Zimbra: Threat Or Bait To Microsoft? — Yahoo — InformationWeek

The online/offline characteristics of ZCS 5.0 might mean that Microsoft would need Zimbra to compete with a growing slate of Google online applications. Google apps are getting more powerful, and “as a defense against this position, Microsoft needs to accelerate its own move into online services.”

And this still points to a move on the part of Microsoft to protect its turf in the Enterprise.

Yahoo’s Zimbra Releases v5.0 with BlackBerry Support, New Ajax Features

Zimbra, an open-source alternative to Microsoft Exchange Server that was acquired by Yahoo this past September, has released version 5.0 of its collaboration suite. The upgrades are various and wide-reaching, with support finally here for the BlackBerry and several improvements made to Zimbra’s browser-based email client.

Published in: on February 5, 2008 at 7:28 pm  Comments (1)  

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  1. As professionals use groupware like Zimbra (whether sold by Yahoo, MS or whomever) to draft and negotiate legal and business transactions, issues will arise regarding record retention and discovery in litigation.

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