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Upgrade from Older Versions of Open-Xchange Available

Free software enables migration to latest product generation from Open-Xchange Server 5 and Open-Xchange Express Edition

NUREMBERG, September 10, 2009 – Open-Xchange, the most popular groupware for Linux with more than 3,500 installations, announces new data migration tools to easily switch to the latest-generation, Open-Xchange Server 6.

"The new data migration tools enable migration of users, groups, resources, folders, tasks, calendars, contacts and attachments,” said Rafael Laguna, CEO of Open-Xchange. "This ensures a fast and easy switch to the latest product generation without any data loss.“

University hospital of Cologne, Germany, with their 6,000 groupware users was one on the first enterprise customers to upgrade using the data migration tools. "We did the complete migration on one weekend and on Monday morning, all users were able to log in with their known credentials at the new web-frontend. All their e-mail, appointments and contact information were available,“ said Alexander Mössinger, deputy CIO. "We got a lot of positive feedback from our users on the intuitive AJAX-based graphical user interface of the new Open-Xchange product generation.“

Open-Xchange Competence Center support for migration projects
So far, there are two Open-Xchange Migration Competence Centers that support migration projects from Open-Xchange Server 5, Open-Xchange Express Edition and also from Suse Linux Openexchange Server 4.1. For more information, please visit www.oxmigration.com or www.siegnetz.de – or contact via e-mail at [email protected].

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-premise 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 www.open-xchange.com.

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