Microsoft has released a public beta of Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, which is part of Microsoft’s unified communications family. It belongs to Microsoft Office-related products and is said to be the first server in a new generation of Microsoft server technology to work on-premises and as an online service.
This release of Exchange 2010, according to Microsoft, introduces a new integrated e-mail archive and features to help reduce costs and improve the user experience. A public beta of the server is available for download at http://www.microsoft.com/exchange/2010.
Exchange Server 2010 will become available in the second half of 2009. Microsoft Office 2010 and related products will enter technical preview in the third quarter of 2009 and become available in the first half of 2010.
Additional Office products including Microsoft Office 2010, Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, Microsoft Visio 2010, and Microsoft Project 2010 are scheduled to enter technical preview in the third quarter of 2009 and release to manufacturing in the first half of 2010.