Chapter 10

Collaborating with Exchange

At its core, Exchange is often defined as a groupware product. From the outset, it was intended to be a collaborative software suite, and although it has evolved over time, the fundamental purpose of Exchange remains to help people work better together.

In this chapter, we're going to discuss exactly what makes Exchange a collaborative product—what is in the current version of Exchange that helps users collaborate right out of the box? Moreover, when you add in the full suite of Office Server products, how does this improve the end-user experience and allow them to get better value out of Exchange and its related products?

What Is Collaboration?

Before we dive into the discussion about how, let's again ask ...

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