Zimbra 8 Gets VMware Cloud Smarts InternetNews, Sean Michael Kerner, July 12, 2012
When the open source Zimbra project started out back in 2006 the focus was on improving email collaboration. It's a focus that has remained in place as the product has evolved over the last six years to the new Zimbra 8.0 release out today.
VMware Positions Zimbra 8.0 as Path to Cloud Messaging Talkin’Cloud, Chris Talbot, July 12, 2012
VMware is hoping to pave the path to cloud messaging and collaboration with the launch of Zimbra 8.0 and the solution’s updated cloud manageability and e-mail, calendaring and contacts management features.
VMware announced Zimbra 8.0 today ConsumerizeIT.com, Jack Madden, July 11, 2012
Today VMware announced version 8.0 of Zimbra, its email server product. This update adds integration with unified communications solutions from Cisco and Mitel, as well as more features for both admins and end users.
VMware Revamps Its Zimbra Enterprise E-mail Server IDG News, Juan Carlos Perez, July 11, 2012
VMware plans to make a beta version of an upgrade to its Zimbra Collaboration Server available for download on Wednesday, with shipments in final form scheduled for later this quarter, the company said.
VMware Sends a Message via Zimbra Upgrade IT BusinessEdge, Michael Vizard, July 11, 2012
While there is still a significant gap in terms of market share between the Zimbra email system and rival offerings from IBM and Microsoft, Zimbra in recent months has quietly emerged as the third largest email platform in the enterprise.
VMware Unveils Beta Version of Zimbra 8.0 SiliconANGLE, Maria Deutscher, July 11, 2012
VMware is making a beta version of the new Zimbra Collaboration Server 8.0 available for download today, its widely used open-source e-mail and calendar solution.
Zimbra Desktop 2.0 Debuts With Offline Functionality And Twitter, Facebook Integration TechCrunchIT, Leena Rao, October 12, 2010
Zimbra, the email and collaboration software that was sold by Yahoo to VMware earlier this year, is debuting the newest version of its SaaS-based email client today. Zimbra 2.0 includes desktop functionality, designed to give users offline access to their email, contacts, calendar and document management features in one place. You can also download Zimbra’s Zimlets, which are apps that create mash-ups of data from third party sources, to the desktop app.
Zimbra launches desktop version 2.0 ZDNet, Larry Dignan, October 12, 2010
VMware’s Zimbra launched a new version of its desktop email software that aggregates social media feeds from Facebook and Twitter as well as other email accounts such as Google Apps.
VMware Brings Zimbra into its Stack with a Portable Appliance ReadWriteCloud, Alex Williams, August 10, 2010
Zimbra is marking its full integration with VMware in the form of a new virtual appliance designed for the data center and hosting markets. The new service combines VMware's vSphere with the Zimbra email client in one portable product that it calls the Zimbra Collaboration Suite Appliance.
VMware packs Zimbra into virtual appliance The Register, Timothy Prickett Morgan, August 10, 2010
The main reason why VMware took open source core groupware software maker Zimbra off the hands of Yahoo back in January was to have yet one more piece of code to sell to SMB customers and hosting companies adopting its vSphere server virtualization stack. Today, a virtual appliance version of the Zimbra email, calendaring, and collaboration is available as a standalone offering.
5 Free and Open-Source Software Alternatives for Small Businesses Mashable, Jolie O'Dell, June 17, 2010
If you’re part of a small business, chances are you’re always looking for ways to save money. What many business owners and managers don’t realize is that they can get all the software they need to run a business — quite literally all of it in most cases — 100% free of charge. That includes operating systems, word processing programs, accounting software, email servers, graphic design programs and more.
Can VMware put a dent in Microsoft Exchange? Infoworld, Eric Knorr, 8/10/2010
I was always a fan of Zimbra, an email solution that combined an open source mail server with a wildly innovative, browser-based client that has all the features of a collaborative document management system. Zimbra, which has a client that can run offline, treats email as the hub of the user's worklife -- and throws in all sorts of XML goodies, including little Zimlet widgets for lightweight integration with other systems… With today's announcement of a Zimbra Collaboration Suite Appliance, VMware might have a bona fide Exchange killer on its hands.
VMware Zimbra Offers Business a Microsoft Exchange Alternative Channel Insider, Jessica Davis, 8/10/2010
Zimbra is taking its email, messaging and collaboration suite embedded appliance to VMware’s channel organization – effectively growing from just 1,000 channel partners to 25,000 overnight. The move follows VMware’s acquisition of the corporate cloud email and collaboration vendor from Yahoo earlier this year, and poses an even more serious threat to entrenched players such as Microsoft with its Exchange email and collaboration. Zimbra is a direct competitor to Microsoft’s Exchange email and collaboration technology as well as to cloud-based email and collaboration services such as Google Apps and Zoho.
VMware Takes Zimbra to the Cloud internet.com, Amy Newman, 8/18/2010
When VMware announced its intent to purchase Zimbra from Yahoo back in January there was some concern Zimbra might be "going from one company that had no idea what to do with it to another." And that seemed to be the last anyone heard from the open source collaboration company. Until Tuesday, when VMware announced Zimbra's assimilation into its new parent company is now complete. This means VMware's sales team now sells Zimbra and vice versa; VMware's Global Support Services support Zimbra customers; Zimbra fully supports VMware; and VMware customers and partners have full access to Zimbra’s email and collaboration product suite, Zimbra General Manager Jim Morisroe told ServerWatch.
Zimbra Appliance: VMWare executes on cloud-based email ZDNet, Ted Schadler, Vice President & Principal Analyst, Forrester, 8/10/2010
VMWare has got it down: Sell a virtualization solution with anchor applications (and seats) that no service provider can live without, starting with email. This is the call we made when VMWare bought open source email and collaboration provider Zimbra from Yahoo! last February. And now they’ve delivered with the upgraded Zimbra Collaboration Suite Appliance 6.0 targeted at service providers and other virtual cloud hosters. What it means: What it means #1. VMWare is solidly in the market to provision service providers with email.
Zimbra Customers Applaud VMware Acquisition IDG, Juan Carlos Perez, 01/15/2010
Zimbra customers, on an emotional roller-coaster ride since it was acquired by Yahoo, welcome VMware's plans to buy the open-source e-mail, calendar and collaboration software vendor. Many of them were vexed when Yahoo snapped up Zimbra for US$350 million in September 2007, concerned that the Zimbra suite might wilt and disappear due to Yahoo's inexperience in the enterprise software market.
Zimbra Helps VMware Gird for Battle with Microsoft Eweek, Darryl Taft, 01/13/2010
VMware's acquisition of Zimbra brings the virtualization specialist a step closer to providing a varied set of IT services for its growing number of customers. With the agreed-upon acquisition of Zimbra from Yahoo, VMware gains a provider of e-mail and collaboration software provider that boasts a customer base of "over 55 million mailboxes," said a VMware news release Jan. 12.
VMware Gently Nudges Microsoft with a Zimbra New York Times, Ashlee Vance, 01/13/2010
VMware has once again put Microsoft on notice. On Tuesday, VMware bought Zimbra, a maker of open-source collaboration software, from Yahoo. The deal thrusts VMware into the e-mail- and calendar- services business, because Zimbra has sold licenses to more than 55 million mailboxes. Over the years, Zimbra had made it a particular mission to pull customers away from Microsoft’s Exchange e-mail services.
VMware Buys Zimbra Cloud Computing Suite from Yahoo! Windows IT Pro, Paul Thurrott, 01/13/2010
On Tuesday, virtualization giant VMware announced that it would purchase the Zimbra cloud computing office productivity suite from ailing online giant Yahoo! for an undisclosed sum. Yahoo! had previously purchased privately held Zimbra for $350 million in late 2007, and expectations are that VMware paid less than that. The purchase is an interesting one for VMware, which has focused almost exclusively on virtualization solutions since its inception in 1998.
Why VMWare bought Zimbra: It's the seats ZDNet, Ted Schadler, 01/13/2010
Zimbra has been the sleeper cloud-based email provider for the enterprise. I’ve known about the Bechtel deal — roughly 50,000 seats globally — for some time, but couldn’t talk about it.
VMware's New Weapon: E-mail Forbes, Taylor Buley, 01/12/2010
VMWare is expected to announce Tuesday that it is acquiring Zimbra from Yahoo!, according to The Wall Street Journal's Kara Swisher. Sources close to the transaction tell Forbes to expect the announcement at the end of the trading day. A spokesperson for VMware declined to confirm the deal, saying the company does not address rumors or speculation. Zimbra is a white label, open-source e-mail service popular on Linux and Apple Macintosh e-mail servers. The selling price is expected to be around half the $350 million Yahoo! paid for the company in 2007.
VMware to buy Zimbra to bolster cloud computing push NetworkWorld, John Fontana, 01/12/2010
VMware is poised today to further redefine its cloud strategy by buying Yahoo's Zimbra open source messaging business in order to expand its stake in the platform-as-a-service market. Zimbra, bought by Yahoo in 2007 for $350 million, is an open source messaging platform popular on the Linux and Mac OS platforms and with universities and service providers. Yahoo offers both an on-premises and hosted version.
Yahoo Sheds Zimbra, VMware Gains A Foundation For Web Apps TechCrunch, Leena Rao, 01/12/2010
It’s done. VMware has bought email and collaboration software developer Zimbra from Yahoo. Rumors of the sale have been floating around for some time now but the writing was on the wall when Scott Dietzen, former CTO of Zimbra, quit Yahoo last fall.
VMware Takes On Microsoft With Zimbra The Street, James Rogers, 01/12/2010
VMware's deal with Yahoo! to acquire email specialist Zimbra looks set to boost the virtualization giant's cloud story, while ramping up competition with arch-rival Microsoft. Previously an independent division within Yahoo!, Zimbra makes email and collaboration software that will now be built into VMware's vSphere cloud technology. An alternative to Microsoft's SharePoint and IBM's Lotus Notes, Zimbra's open source software is already used in more than 55 million mailboxes.
VMware to Acquire Zimbra January 12th, 2010
We are pleased to share the news that VMware has agreed to acquire the Zimbra business unit and products from Yahoo!.
Zimbra Desktop Brings Webmail to the Desktop Appscout, Alan Henry, 04/30/2009
One of the great things about Webmail is that you can access it anywhere you have an Internet connection. And one of the great things about a desktop e-mail client is that you can view multiple e-mail accounts and addresses in the same interface, and easily manage a calendar, tasks, and other tools in the same app.
Zimbra Desktop brings web mail, calendars, search to the desktop Download Squad, Brad Linder, 04/29/2009
Yahoo! has released a desktop email and personal information management client called Zimbra Desktop. It's based on the Zimbra email, calendar, and contact service that Yahoo! purchased a few years ago for $350 million. And that explains why the desktop client looks so much like the latest version of Yahoo!'s web based email service.
Yahoo's Zimbra Desktop 1.0 released CNET: Download, Jessica Dolcourt, 04/28/2009
We've been keeping our eye on Zimbra Desktop, the e-mail client that Yahoo acquired in 2007 and held onto for about a year before development work picked up again in earnest. Now, more than a year later, Zimbra Desktop 1.0 has shaken off its beta and is available as a free download for Windows and Mac.
Outlook and Thunderbird competitor Zimbra 1.0 released TechSpot.com, Matthew DeCarlo, 04/28/2009
Yahoo’s $350 million acquisition of Zimbra back in 2007 is finally coming to life as it transitions out of beta and into a 1.0 status. Zimbra Desktop 1.0 is now readily available to download free of charge for Windows XP and Vista as well as Intel-based Macs.
Exchange alternatives: Pros and cons NetworkWorld, Joel Snyder, 03/09/2009
Joel Snyder of NetworkWorld puts six different Microsoft Exchange alternatives to the test: CommuniGate Pro, Kerio MailServer, MDaemon Pro, MailSite Fusion, Scalix Enterprise Edition, and Zimbra Collaboration Suite, Professional Edition. Zimbra came out on top, with the highest rating of the six alternatives!
Zimbra tops 40M paid users: More popular than Gmail? VentureBeat, Anthony Ha, 03/05/2009
We’ve written glowingly about Yahoo-owned email and collaboration software Zimbra before, but it looks like we’re far from being the only fans. In fact, Zimbra announced that has crossed the 40 million user mark. And those are paid mailboxes, not free accounts.
Zimbra tops Google's Gmail with 40 million paid mailboxes CNET, Matt Asay, 03/05/2009
It's impressive to be able to give away 31.2 million free Gmail accounts, as Google has. It's even more impressive to get customers to pay for 40 million mailboxes, as Zimbra reported today, representing a sharp spike from the 20 million paid mailboxes reported in early 2009.
Business Solutions Wall Street Journal, Ben Worthen, 02/17/2009
Ben Worthen of the Wall Street Journal talks to Bruce Maas, CIO at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, about the institution's implementation of Zimbra. Maas calls the service "lean and efficient," and notes the usefulness of the calendar integration functionality for students.
Yahoo! Zimbra Desktop – Not Just Another Email Application Abhishek Nandawat Blog, Abhishek Nandawat, 01/21/2009
Abhishek Nandawat highlights the various Zimbra Desktop features appreciates including the easy set-up process, compatibility with different operating systems, and the Zimlets for Yahoo! Maps and Flickr.
Zimbra Email continues to boom under Yahoo! Neowin.net, Chakkaradeep Chandran, 01/20/2009
Chakkaradeep Chandran of Neowin.net writes on the progress of the company stating, "Zimbra seems to be growing fast under its channel partner program."
Zimbra Brings Collaboration Suite to the Clouds for Education Institutions Dave Nagel, T.H.E. Journal, 10/29/2008
Dave Nagel, T.H.E. Journal, notes that Zimbra Hosted for Education is specifically for education institutions and "is designed to provide greater flexibility for those institutions in how they deploy the suite of communications, productivity, and collaboration tools."
Can Zimbra compete with Google Apps in education? Christopher Dawson, ZDNet, 10/29/2008
"Zimbra combines online service with offline ability to continue to read e-mail and prepare messages on the mobile Zimbra Desktop for sending upon renewal of the network connection. Faculty mail may be engineered around service to a variety of clients, including BlackBerrys. Mobile access can be granted to students or faculty from laptops, iPhones, Java Mobile Edition devices, or any mobile Web browser."
Zimbra targets .edu with new hosted collaboration suite David Chartier, Ars Technica, 10/28/2008
"Zimbra Hosted has become the first public product to find its home in Yahoo's recently announced cloud computing infrastructure. With this new hosted version of its e-mail and collaboration suite, Zimbra is now directly competing with Zoho, Google Apps, and Microsoft Office...[and] is focusing on the education market."
Yahoo launches hosted edition of Zimbra Collaboration Suite Jacqueline Emigh, BetaNews, 10/28/2008
"Yahoo today introduced Zimbra Hosted for Education (EDU), a new SaaS edition of its open source e-mail and collaboration software which is tailored to partial or whole campus deployment among students, faculty, staff and alumni at educational institutions."
Yahoo's Zimbra Has Its Head In The Clouds Michele Masterson, ChannelWeb, 10/28/2008
Zimbra Hosted "allows customers to access its communication and collaboration tools without the associated infrastructure costs and resources for technology management and administration."
YZimbra Adds Cloud-Based Educational Collaboration Jennifer LeClaire, CIO Today, 10/28/2008
"Yahoo's Zimbra is tapping into the cloud to deliver a collaboration platform for educational institutions. Through Zimbra Hosted, universities now have access to the Zimbra Collaboration Suite without having to manage on-premises software and hardware."
Yahoo's Zimbra e-mail service heads to school Stephen Shankland, CNET, 10/28/2008
Zimbra is open-source software, which means anybody can install it for free, but Yahoo now also offers Zimbra Hosted as a subscription for which customers pay. The education version has a substantial discount in pricing over the regular commercial version.
Yahoo Zimbra Offers Collaboration Platform For Educational Institutions Dee Chisamera, eFluxMedia, 10/28/2008
Zimbra announced that educational institutions will now have access to the Zimbra Collaboration Suite without having to manage on-premises software and hardware. This opens access to a global collaboration cloud to best meet the needs of educational institutions.
Yahoo's Zimbra Mail Emerges As Hosted Service Charles Babcock, Information Week, 10/28/2008
Zimbra already provides email through on-premises software at a number of marquis education accounts, but by offering desktop-neutral applications as a hosted service, Zimbra will make it easier for education institutions to adopt its email and other selections in its Zimbra Collaboration Suite.
Zimbra Introduces New Hosted Mail Service For Schools JR Raphael, The Inquisitr, 10/28/2008
"It's a clear tactic for Zimbra to gain more ground in the battle with Google and Microsoft for educational e-mail adoption. The Yahoo-acquired creation already got one big boost when Stanford University, alma mater of Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, selected it over Gmail in July. Zimbra now boasts about 400 universities using its product, up from a reported 300 earlier this summer."
Zimbra offers hosted collaboration tools for universities Anthony Ha, VentureBeat, 10/28/2008
"Zimbra is also becoming a more direct competitor with Google Apps. In that contest, Zimbra has the advantage of being open source and brandable by its customers, as well as offering a complementary desktop product."
Zimbra Heads To The Cloud For Academic Institutions Jason Kincaid, TechCrunch, 10/28/2008
"Zimbra...has launched a new product for academic institutions called Zimbra Hosted that will allow schools to run their webmail portals from the "cloud". Previously schools would have to run Zimbra's service onsite or through third party hosting companies; now Zimbra will also give them the hassle-free option of letting Zimbra and Yahoo maintain the servers."
Yahoo Enters The Cloud Via Zimbra Cassimir Medford, Red Herring, 10/28/2008
"Yahoo on Tuesday became the latest entrant into the cloud computing market as its subsidiary Zimbra said schools will be able to access its open-source messaging and collaboration services on the Internet."
Zimbra Heads Into the Cloud Frederic Lardinois, ReadWriteWeb, 10/28/2008
"Yahoo announced that it will offer the Zimbra collaboration suite as a hosted solution for educational institutions."
Open Source Heads Off to School Sam Dean, Ostatic, 10/28/2008
"Zimbra Hosted will offer students, alumni and faculty access--including mobile access--to its cloud-based collaboration tools. Group scheduling, e-mail and other individual tools will be customizable for schools."
Yahoo's Zimbra reaches for the cloud Juan Carlos Perez, Network World via IDG News Service, 10/28/2008
"Kansas State University is an early adopter of the Zimbra hosted suite, signing up for 30,000 student, faculty and staff accounts, according to the vendor. Since the Yahoo acquisition in September 2007, Zimbra has doubled its installed base to about 20 million mailboxes. It has now more than 30,000 customers in more than 80 countries."
Zimbra Gives Educational Institutions Access to its Collaboration Software Stan Schroeder, Mashable, 10/28/2008
"Those who choose Zimbra's hosting solution will enjoy the benefits of Yahoo's (Zimbra's owner) infrastructure which should mean 99.9% uptime, 24/7 support, and disaster recovery. The fact that it's all hosted in the cloud means that schools and colleges who choose this option won't have to worry about upgrading the software, hardware, or even maintenance."
Yahoo's Zimbra Connects the Campus to the Cloud Walaika Haskins, LinuxInsider, 10/28/2008
"Educational institutions can control the look, feel and brand options, including logo and color scheme of the suite. They can also take advantage of special faculty packages that include enterprise-grade features like Outlook Sync, Apple sync and BlackBerry compatibility. Zimbra offers mobile access over a variety of handsets, such as the iPhone, J2ME-enabled devices and any mobile browser."
More Messaging Moves to the Cloud Editorial Staff, IT World, 10/28/2008
"A name you may not have heard of Zimbra, but the Exchange equivalent system was starting to make headway against Exchange, especially in smaller companies, before being gobbled by Yahoo a while back. Now they've moved to Yahoo's enormous hosted platform and focused on the education market."
HSU gets updated E-mail service on Oct 20 The Lumberjack, Allie Hostler, 10/15/2008
Zimbra is more than E-mail. It offers calendar services, not exclusively for faculty and staff like the old program Meetingmaker, but for students too.
Yahoo's Zimbra Reaches Out to Microsoft Open Source Magazine, Maureen O’Gara, 10/01/2008
Move [to include Exchange interoperability] should encourage large enterprises and academic institutions to explore Zimbra.
Yahoo’s Zimbra now plays well with Microsoft CNET, Stephen Shankland, 09/30/2008
Yahoo's Zimbra software now can work hand-in-hand with other server software for e-mail, calendar, and contacts, including Microsoft's widely used Exchange.
Zimbra Collaboration Server, Keeping the Discussion Going ServerWatch, 10/07/2008
Zimbra is entirely functional as a turnkey collaboration server, its real appeal lies in its open source foundation and the opportunity for developers to customize a Zimbra platform precisely to their organization's needs.
Zimbra Releases ME ITWeb, 04/08/2008
This extends Zimbra's reach of services to the broadest range of devices available in the market and builds on Yahoo's e-mail and mobile Web services and as a key starting point for consumers.
Zimbra Web e-mail goes mobile News.com, 04/03/2008
With Java-enabled phones, people can use the downloadable software to get e-mail or access Zimbra's calendar.
Zimbra Adds Javaphone Client onStrategies, 04/02/2008
Tony Baer at OnStrategies, who spoke to Satish yesterday about ZimbraME, is excited about upcoming Zimbra developments, with a particular focus on server side he says "That's where all the magic emanates from, as it does some cool things on the back end to add real workflow and superior search capabilities"
Yahoo's secret Google Docs killer: Zimbra Webware, 03/13/2008
Rafe Needleman of WebWare writes a very positive review of Zimbra's product. He writes, "Zimbra is an impressive product. It does e-mail in a browser better than you've ever seen it."
Review of Zimbra’s New Desktop Client, Watchout Outlook! DataSync Business News, 02/07/2008
According to Matthew Paulson of DataSync Business News, Outlook better watch out. He says, "In the last few years, Zimbra has grown by leaps and bounds in competing with Outlook and Exchange in the corporate email world. Most technical analysts agree that Zimbra has a much better and more server management tools, is much more efficient than exchange, and is more reliable than exchange, however thus far Zimbra has been primarily been an email-server solution, and much less of an email client."
Going Offline With Yahoo's Zimbra 5.0 Suite TechNewsWorld, 02/06/2008
Jim Offner of LinuxInsider says, "Zimbra's Ajax-based e-mail system can be customized for each account, so its software includes calendar and contact-management features that can be used online and offline." According to Jim, "ZCS 5.0 proves revolutionary, it would defy recent trends for Yahoo."
Zimbra Office Suite Adds Offline Support WIRED, 02/06/2008
Scott Gilbertson of WIRED is very impressed with the new desktop feature. He also adds, "the new synchronization options will appeal to organizations relying on Outlook 2007 for communications."
Zimbra updates Web-based email, collaboration SearchITChannel.com, 02/05/2008
"Zimbra actually delivered features ahead of their promised release, that is something he's never seen from any other vendor. It generated enthusiasm in my team and that enthusiasm infected our customers."
Google, Yahoo software moves may fuel Microsoft bid Reuters, 02/05/2008
"Zimbra software is targeted at universities and small businesses and Internet service providers such as Comcast Corp and Indiatimes, which in turn can offer such e-mail services to millions of consumers."
Zimbra adds offline access, instant messaging ZDNet, 02/04/2008
"The Ajax-based Zimbra supports Windows, Linux and Macintosh platforms, and can consolidate multiple types of email accounts, such as Gmail, Yahoo Mail or any IMAP or POP mailbox."
Now Yahoo's, Zimbra takes mail and documents offline News.Com, 02/04/2008
"Zimbra's technology is based entirely on Ajax, the Web-programming model that allows people to use sophisticated features like mashups from a Web browser. Its Desktop application in the new version lets people from a browser create and share text documents and embed spreadsheets within them." - CNET
Zimbra Collaboration Suite 5.0 TheSaint, 01/28/2008
Blogger Bharadwaj of The Saint raves about Zimbra's new 5.0 Collaboration Suite. He says, "Zimbra Desktop is the next generation leap forward for Web 2.0 applications- now you can have Zimbra's Ajax-based collaboration experience online and offline." Among his favorite features are the new desktop feature, faster search and the self-organizing inbox.
Zimbra Email Suite Expands Support for Safari & Other Apple Products DataSync Business News, 01/26/2008
Matthew Paulson of DataSync Business News speaks highly of Zimbra's expanded email suite that now supports Safari and other products. He says "ZCS's rich AJAX interface, including email, calendaring, Zimbra Documents, and customizable mash-ups called Zimlets, takes full advantage of Safari's optimized AJAX browsing experience."
Zimbra Selects Webtide's Dynamic Web Solution Application Development Trends, 01/25/2008
Will Kraft of ADT Magazine showcases Zimbra's usage of push technology. According to Will Kraft, the collaboration between Zimbra and Webtide has allowed the web solution to "come into its own" with "increased usage."
Yahoo! Mail's new face Clear Mist, 01/23/2008
According to Ven Katesh of Clear Mist, "A brief demo run of Zimbra tells that it's an excellent product - it's extremely feature-rich, has an user-friendly outlook-ish interface, and is FAST.. thats the key, it is FAST."
Mail, Calendar and Collaboration Know where the ledge is..., 01/22/2008
The blogger at "Know where the ledge is" prefers Zimbra to other open source groupware server packages out there because, "it uses the Unix philosophy, which is to write relatively small applications and then glue them together to do big jobs." The blogger also raves about the Zimlets that "let you create all sorts of extensions that will work in Zimbra."
Zimbra adds Safari 3, iPhone support macnn, 01/21/2008
According to MacNN, "the suite's AJAX interface, including email, calendaring, Zimbra Documents, and customizable mash-ups called Zimlets, now take full advantage of the browser."
AJAX benefits, issues cited by Zimbra exec InfoWorld, 12/03/2007
Gartner's Top 10: Wisconsin companies progress to hot strategic technologies Wisconsin Technology Network, 11/12/2007
On the Wisconsin Technology Network, Joe Vanden Plas announces UWM's adoption of Zimbra e-mail calendaring and messaging tool to serve its 50,000 plus mailboxes, saying, "Maas believes Zimbra will be looking to build social networks solutions into the software, in part because it has raised the issue in conversations and in part because Yahoo! just purchased Zimba. The university expects Yahoo! to incorporate into Zimbra products its social-networking capabilities."
Murphysboro School District Gets Upgrade The Southern, 09/26/2007
"The new sites also feature calendars of events for the district and the individual schools, which is made possible through Zimbra, the district's new e-mail system. This system allows teachers and administrators to post events once and have them available to parents and staff."
Out of office Government Computer News, 08/13/2007
Zimbra's support for several operating systems was a real selling point for the Center for Education, a nonpartisan education organization. "There is definitely a trend inside our organizations to move applications to the Web," said Greg Synnott, the center's IT director.
CT Solutions Campus Technology, 09/01/2007
Campus Technology covered the launch of Zimbra Archiving and Discovery, saying, it "provides administrators with a robust, scalable solution to archive e-mail messages, and an easy-to-use, Ajax-based interface to quickly search and discover messages across any subset of mailboxes."
A New Option for Zimbra Users Serverwatch, 07/12/07
"Advanced Search is done through a visual search builder. Search criteria include senders, recipients, dates, attachment types and content, and searches can extend to inside attachments. Zimbra Archiving & Discovery recognizes and supports more than 200 types of indexed attachments."
Unorthodox ISPs Jump on Storage SaaS Trend SearchStorage.com 07/12/07
"Zimbra's new software, which will become generally available July 23, has most of the items on the email/archiving checklist, including automatic .pst file discovery and migration, and the ability to index, search and export messages or mailboxes for e-discovery and compliance purposes."
Zimbra Zips Up Email Archives Byte and Switch, 07/12/07
AirCanopy has been using Zimbra's archiving and e-discovery software for about 90 days, according to Kenyon. "What I like about this is the integration -- we want to give [school districts] not only archiving, but also easy retrieval of the data."
Zimbra's Latest Add Covers Your E-Mail Backs InternetNews.com, 07/11/07
"For storage, Zimbra has included a Hierarchical Storage Management (HSM) and automated content aging system, which is similar in practice to an Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) approach for keeping older data on less expensive media."
Medical Institute Prescribes Open Source Zimbra Linux World, 07/02/2007
"Zimbra made a name for itself by being one of only a handful of open source, Linux-based providers of enterprise groupware software. The company offers an open source version for free and a full-featured network professional edition for a paid subscription."
How Secure is Open Source Campus Technology, 07/01/2007
"In addition to security considerations, "A key factor in our choice of an e-mail and calendaring product was the ability to cost-effectively deploy the technology campuswide," says Greg DeYoung, EIU's associate director for campus infrastructure technology. Other eager Zimbra adopters include Delaware State University and Florida International University's College of Business Administration."
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"Zimbra impressed us with the options they've cooked up for enabling workers to "live" inside their e-mail and calendar interfaces by giving companies the tools to build customized mash-ups that roll typically separate application functions such as flight tracking, Skype-based phone dialing and purchase order approvals into Zimbra's browser-based interface."
Can Ubuntu + Zimbra Take On Exchange/Outlook? Network Computing, 05/14/2007
"Zimbra's approach is innovative, and in the long term could be a viable competitor to Outlook in the enterprise, while Ubuntu looks like an attractive platform to run it on."
Zimbra Expands Its Reach ServerWatch, 05/10/2007
"Details on Zimbra's role are still sketchy, as Smartzone is still being fleshed out. Initially, Zimbra Communication Suite will provide the e-mail back end.Down the road, Zimbra's AJAX-based front end may also have a role on the client side, according to Zimbra."
Zimbra and Comcast, New communication center is born AJAX Magazine, 05/07/2007
"This going to add twelve million new users to the current six million paid mailboxes of Zimbra and let Comcast Triple Play consumers easily manages their communication needs from one portal."
Zimbra Helps Comcast with SmartZone IDG News Service, 05/07/2007
"SmartZone users will be able to send and receive e-mail, listen to their voicemail messages online and forward that information via e-mail to others, send instant messages and video instant messages and merge their contacts into one address book. Zimbra is providing the necessary unified messaging and collaboration software..."
Comcast Takes Zimbra For a Spin Internetnews.com, 05/07/2007
"Open source messaging is about to take a huge step forward with the integration of the Zimbra Collaboration Suite into a national offering from Comcast."
Comcast Chooses Zimbra for Future "SmartZone" Computerwire, 05/07/2007
"Landing Comcast is a bit of coup for Zimbra, which has promoted its Ajax-based messaging system that blends email with the web, and other services via mashups. And it's also developed an offline client that lets you sync with the server, then work with your email while on a plane."
Zimbra reels in largest US cable provider vnunet.com, 05/07/2007
"The Zimbra client software can be described as a more advanced version of Microsoft Outlook. The software is available to both enterprises as well as service providers such as Comcast."
Comcast Boosts the Bundle With SmartZone Broadcasting & Cable News, 05/07/2007
"Comcast will deliver new features and functionality to its 'triple-play' video, data and voice customers with SmartZone. Technology partners for SmartZone include ...Zimbra, which is supplying messaging and collaboration software."
Comcast picks open source for hosted email, contacts and calendar iTWire, 05/07/2007
"The service, to be called SmartZone and to be launched later this year will be powered by open source software from Zimbra - a three year old start up which bills itself as the leader in open source, next-generation collaboration and messaging software, which it positions as an alternative to Microsoft Exchange."
Comcast picks Zimbra for online e-mail CNET News.com, 05/06/2007
"Although Zimbra sells its software to companies for their own operations--chiefly as an alternative to Microsoft Exchange--the company also targets Internet service providers. The Comcast deal could be significant for the company, which sells its software on the basis of how many mailboxes its customers set up."
Zimbra to Offer Ubuntu Linux Support CNET News.com, 05/03/2007
"Spurred by customer demand, Zimbra has completed a version of its open-source calendar and e-mail server software for Canonical's Ubuntu version of Linux."
Zimbra Collaboration Suite, Version 4.5 Linux Journal, 05/01/2007
"Color me impressed! The Zimbra Collaboration Suite is a fantastic product and well worth your consideration. Working with Zimbra's polished Ajax client is a pleasure, and even the Open Source Edition is feature-rich."
Vendors Vow To Make Web 2.0 More Useful For Businesses InformationWeek, 04/18/2007
Open source e-mail platforms like Zimbra's Collaboration Suite are also continuing to shave off market share from Office and Lotus Notes because of their ability to run in Linux environments -- a cost-savings selling point for some companies."
Zimbra Lance le Webmail hors Ligne Dcision Informatique, 04/09/2007
Zimbra partner, Network-Studio of France, discusses the significance of Zimbra Desktop to messaging and collaboration space."
New e-mail system coming to UWM The UWM Post, 04/09/2007
According to UWM's Information & Media Technologies Director Bruce Maas, "Zimbra's usability and exciting features had to do with its success in campus testing...This was their favorite."
Zimbra Goes Offline ServerWatch, 03/28/2007
"Zimbra users no longer need to be wedded to the Internet to use the popular collaboration app's interface."
ThinkFree, Zimbra Prep Offline Clients PC Magazine, 03/28/2007
"Built on open source technology, Zimbra's email client and server is aimed at small businesses and corporations who are looking to reduce costs for maintaining mail services and other collaborative technologies."
Zimbra hace offline el correo electrnico Siliconnews.es, 03/27/2007
"Zimbra has developed an open source email service based on Web [technologies], as alternative the existing ones, such as Microsoft Exchange or Outlook."
Rethinking the Inbox Wall Street Journal, 03/26/2007
"What really sets Zimbra apart are "zimlets" -- miniapplications that connect Zimbra email with other software applications."
AJAX Goes Offline on Zimbra Desktop Internetnews.com, 03/26/2007
"AJAX-based online tools (define) typically offer nearly all the dynamics of desktop applications save for one: offline viewing...Starting tomorrow, Zimbra will be making its offline utility publicly available as an alpha release."
Start-up Zimbra takes Web e-mail offline CNET News.com, 03/25/2007
"E-mail software company Zimbra on Sunday released an early version of Zimbra Desktop, Web e-mail software that will run online and offline."
Email: there is another way Real Business Online, 03/14/2007
"Zimbra Collaboration Suite is one of the most cost-effective and slickest...its own web-based interface is the big "wow" factor. It's a match for anything Google offers - but, unlike web mail, it sits on your own network."
Zimbra Brings New Age Panache To Messaging, Collaboration CRN, 03/05/2007
Gregory Rosenberg, CEO of RICIS, an e-mail specialist in Tinley Park, Ill., likes Zimbra's open-source provenance and the "very reasonable" margins it offers. "The open-source nature of Zimbra allows them to do very serious customization of the product as well as integration with a host of customer or third-party applications," he said.
Google's Descendants Redmond Magazine, 02/21/2007
"...cheaper than the Microsoft Exchange/Outlook duo, but exactly what the company's predominantly SMB, services provider and education market customers had been craving. Not too shabby for having just come out of the gates."
Zimbra Beats SharePoint for Collaboration Award Intranet Journal, 02/09/2007
"Zimbra Collaboration Suite, winner of a 2006 Intranet Journal Product of the Year Award, and its next generation messaging and collaboration system are out to transform this space."
Zimbra Pursues Microsoft, Novell With Revamped Software, Red Hat Pact Linux Planet, 01/29/2007
"Zimbra is picking up steam as a competitor of Microsoft Exchange and Novell GroupWare. "Unlike makers of rival suites, Zimbra gears its software to the technology available during the current decade, as opposed to "messaging and collaboration as they were conceived of in the 1980s."
Zimbra hits 6 million paid users InfoWorld, 01/26/2007
"Just one quarter after reaching the four million paid mailbox mark, Zimbra has now hit SIX million paid users. This is fantastic news."
College initiates transfer to upgraded e-mail service The Observer, 01/22/2007
"I don't think we could have asked for a better transition so far," said Kieth Fowlkes, CIO, St. Mary's College. "The response from everyone has been great. The [new] interface is much better [than the Aegis system] and integrates shared calendars and address books."
2007 Technology of the Year Awards: Applications InfoWorld, 01/01/2007
"Zimbra is a truly integrated mail-contacts-calendar application, with Version 4.0 adding REST-based Web document sharing. Best of all, this service-oriented app sports a mashable AJAX interface that provides a rich desktop experience, and good tools for integrating external Web services and content."
The 20 Most Innovative Products of the Year PC World, 12/27/2006
"Zimbra, the open-source Web e-mail service, has demonstrated intelligent caching code that will let its users browse e-mail, calendar, and RSS feeds even when they're not connected to the Net."
Daniel Lyons On Information Technology Forbes, 12/27/2006
"Satish Dharmaraj -- The chief executive of Zimbra is another up-and-coming software rock star, and 2007 could be the year when people start noticing this super-hot start-up."
2006: Top Ten Startups Unstrung, 12/26/2006
"Zimbra bets that open source will be the new wave in mobile email in 2007 and beyond."
Technology and the developing world Fortune, 12/22/2006
"Any organization can download this full-featured product for free, and get features which aren't even available in Microsoft's Office and Exchange. If you want service and support, you pay, but not much."
Brinkster Deploys Zimbra Email Web Hosting Industry Review, 12/07/2006
"Zimbra is a great way for us to increase value for our customers and to provide different tiers of service for customers to choose from."
The New Dot-Economy The Washington Post, 12/05/2006
"Zimbra's software has reached more than 4 million paid e-mail accounts at more than 1,000 businesses and organizations, including universities and H&R Block."
Zimbra stalks Microsoft Office with open source, Web services SearchOpenSource, 11/29/2006
"Zimbra's own Zimlet API architecture allows users to embed Web services into their everyday email conversations. It's this capability that Zimbra hopes will allow his open source collaboration firm, now with a growing army of 4 million paid email boxes, to take out the entrenched giant in Redmond."
Weird, wonderful Web 2.0 Computer Business Review, 11/27/2006
"Zimbra, the email software company that hopes to give Microsoft Exchange a run for its money by bringing Web 2.0 technologies to corporate networks, has embraced its web site as a means to drive product development by talking directly to users and letting them vote on the features they want to see."
Microsoft Banks on Business Upgrades The Associated Press, 11/24/2006
"Open-source offerings such as Zimbra, an e-mail service that competes with Microsoft Exchange, have grabbed customers with lower sales prices and a more flexible delivery method."
Something for Nothing Inc. Magazine, 11/24/2006
"Zimbra works with Windows, Mac OS, and Linux, giving network administrators plenty of flexibility. Zimbra lets you edit documents and spreadsheets even if you don't have a suite like Microsoft Office. You can use it to merge things like Yahoo Maps into your e-mail program."
Three Minutes With Zimbra's Satish Dharmaraj PC World, 11/17/2006
"Open-source collaboration software vendor Zimbra is adopting an intriguing approach to taking on proprietary titans like Microsoft and Google, using its channel partners as its competitive muscle."
Zimbra Puts AJAX on its Calendar Internetnews.com, 11/17/2006
"AJAX (define) is an online-only technology, right? Not necessarily. Zimbra, a company known for its AJAX-powered online collaboration suite, has figured out a way to bring AJAX offline."
Zimbra Poses Threat To Microsoft WebProNews, 11/17/2006
"Zimbra, a low-cost email program, might be more competition to Microsoft Exchange than the company had anticipated."
Zimbra to add instant messaging to Web mail ZDNet, 11/16/2006
"Zimbra has developed its products using the Web development technique AJAX, which gives users an interactive front end, allowing them to drag and drop items such as calendar appointments."
Trolling the Web for Free Labor, Software Upstarts Are New Force The Wall Street Journal, 11/13/2006
"Zimbra sprouted from a revolution in the software industry that looms as a long-term threat to Microsoft and other giants... Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates says he has seen Zimbra demonstrated and concedes that "they've done a good job."
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