Wow. I had no idea when I stumbled across Microsoft's internal positioning against Zimbra just how little Microsoft feels there is to recommend its Exchange 2007 software against Zimbra. I'm not exaggerating. The best Microsoft can come up with to slam Zimbra falls into three buckets:Zimbra is a small company. Zimbra doesn't integrate as tightly with Microsoft technology as Microsoft's Exchange does. Zimbra only offers Exchange-to-Zimbra migration.
I don't know about you, but I'm having a hard time getting myself pumped up to go fight the good fight against Zimbra after that battle cry. When the best Microsoft can say for itself is that its technology is incestuous and that it's a big company, it's time to look for alternatives.
Speaking of which, Microsoft lists several Zimbra strengths that sound much more compelling than its defense of Exchange 2007:… Read more