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Latest Open-Xchange Public Beta Gives Customers a Free Preview to Business-Class Groupware

Traditional Open-Xchange Offering Now Packs Same User Interface and Architecture as Popular Hosted Edition

TARRYTOWN, N.Y., July 1, 2008 – Open-Xchange Inc., the leading provider of open source groupware, today announced a preview to the new version of Open-Xchange Server Edition, which facilitates effective teamwork and enables document sharing anywhere, anytime, with any device.

Open-Xchange offers email, calendar, contacts, tasks and document sharing to provide companies with all the tools needed to facilitate communication and efficient teamwork. Customers can improve communication and teamwork with simple, intuitive tools and intelligent features, such as smart links between calendar appointments, task lists, contacts, documents, bookmarks and knowledge articles.

Unique features of Open-Xchange Server Edition include:

“Today, we’re making available to users and IT professionals a free preview of the upcoming release of Open-Xchange Server Edition, which is the only remaining open and independent collaboration platform that can scale to millions of users,” said Juergen Geck, CTO of Open-Xchange. “We welcome participation by the open source community and are fully committed to open standards and enabling industry partners and community members to extend this Java- and OSGi-based communication platform far beyond traditional groupware functionality.”

Open-Xchange Server Edition, the successor of Open-Xchange Server 5, is expected to be released in Q3, 2008. As of today, Open-Xchange Server is installed by more than 3,500 companies and organizations worldwide. Leading hosting providers, led by Network Solutions (U. S.), 1&1 Internet (Germany), JMF (Japan), OVH (France), and Hostpoint (Switzerland), provide millions of users worldwide with hosted business-class email, personal information management (PIM), and full groupware solutions built on Open-Xchange.

Software packages of Open-Xchange Server Edition are available for free download and use at

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