Exchange Server 2007 launch: some projections from Radicati

by Bharat Suneja

Exchange Server 2007 launches today in New York, along with Windows Vista and Office 2007.

The Radicati Group has some interesting market share numbers and projections – Exchange has about 30% of the messaging software market, compared to IBM’s 20%, and takes in half of the $2.3 billion spent on messaging software worldwide. Yes, Exchange became a billion dollar business not too long ago [Previous post: Exchange joins Microsoft’s Billion Dollar Club, gets new product roadmap].

The market is poised to grow to about $3.3 billion by 2009, and Radicati projects Microsoft will have two thirds of it – that’s over $2 billion, and close to 100% growth in about 3 years. [“Microsoft trading on new Exchange” –]

Good news for Exchange folks around the world, and a great time to get up to speed with a new version of Exchange that will drive this growth.

– You can pre-register for a free 120-day eval.
– If you like the ease of having stuff pre-installed (in a virtual machine) – it certainly cuts down the time to test stuff – or if you’re not up for building test boxes, you can download the Exchange Server 2007 VHD images, ready to run.

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