Yesterday, Microsoft announced the availability of Exchange 2000 Server Service Pack 1 (SP1), the first collection of bug fixes and other updates to its latest email and collaboration server product. Exchange 2000 SP1 also includes additional functions, such as Outlook 2002, the Exchange client software that shipped recently in Office XP. Exchange 2000 customers can upgrade to Outlook 2002 for free by installing SP1.
"\[Exchange 2000\] SP1 marks another milestone in the life cycle of Exchange 2000," said Kevin McCuistion, the group product manager for Exchange. "For the 60 percent \[of people\] already planning and deploying Exchange 2000, SP1 will accelerate their deployment efforts with additional migration tools, enhanced security, and higher availability. For other Exchange 5.5, Notes, and GroupWise customers, the \[SP1 release\] represents a great time to kick-start their plans."
In addition to Outlook 2002, SP1 includes attachments in public folders, a richer user experience on UNIX workstations, and deleted-item recovery. SP1 also adds Portuguese language support.
For more information and the free download, visit the Microsoft Web site.