Latest Open-Xchange Groupware Improves Usability and Extends Mobility Support

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Open source Microsoft Exchange alternative provides push e-mail and over-the-air synchronization for HTC smartphones and mobile devices using Android.

Open-Xchange, a provider of business-class open source collaboration software, today announced the latest update for Open-Xchange Server providing users with significant usability enhancements and mobility support for HTC, Android 2.1 and 2.2.

Open-Xchange provides users with a more intuitive layout of the AJAX-based web interface. A new folder tree design and additional features make the interface of the Open-Xchange web client easier to use and more appealing. Users can switch between e-mail, contacts, calendar, tasks, document management and settings with a single click.

With the "Social OX" feature, Open-Xchange enables aggregation of e-mail and contact information from external mail services and social networks using "subscriptions," along with "publication" of select documents and contact information to trusted parties as websites. This makes it possible to share information without sending large e-mail attachments. This latest update provides users with a special view to easily manage all their personal subscriptions and publications. Anyone can try the Social OX features at a special preview website, http://ox.io.

This update adds support for HTC smartphones and mobile devices using Android 2.1 and 2.2 for over-the-air synchronization. This is in addition to existing support for smartphones that include BlackBerry, iPhone, Nokia and Windows Mobile. Open-Xchange users can securely manage e-mail, contacts, calendar, tasks and notes with almost all common mobile devices.

"We continually make progess towards making Open-Xchange the hub for all kinds of digital communication," said Rafael Laguna, CEO, Open-Xchange. "We give users access to their contact data and relevant documents - private and business - anywhere, anytime and with virtually any device."

More information on the latest Open-Xchange update is available at http://www.open-xchange.com/en/ox_6_18_1_news.

Open-Xchange is used by more than 15 million people worldwide as hosted and on-premises business-class e-mail and groupware. On-premises customers can update their installations with this release. SaaS customers will receive the new features as soon as their provider updates their accounts.

About Open-Xchange
Open-Xchange is the innovator of scalable and integrated open source e-mail and collaboration solutions for enterprises, academic institutions, and government authorities. The company provides on-premises versions called Open-Xchange Server Edition and Open-Xchange Appliance Edition, along with Open-Xchange Hosting Edition, which enables web hosting companies to provide an easy-to-use and feature-rich application delivered as Software as a Service (SaaS). The Open-Xchange Hosting Edition is architected to integrate into a hosting provider's existing infrastructure, such as authentication, provisioning, billing, and e-mail storage and does not require that these systems be replaced.

Open-Xchange AG is a privately-held company headquartered in Nuremberg, Germany with offices in Olpe, Germany and Tarrytown, N.Y. For more information, please visit http://www.open-xchange.com.

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