Dell seeks profits from Exchange change

Company offers products, services for Microsoft Exchange 5.5 customers who want to upgrade before Microsoft curtails support.

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Dell is offering servers, storage systems, software and tailored for
Microsoft Exchange 5.5 customers who want to upgrade before a looming deadline after which Microsoft will curtail most technical support. The computer maker is selling servers loaded with the newer Exchange 2003 and paired with storage systems from EMC and services to help customers migrate to the new systems.

Dell has begun selling various product combinations for customers with as few as 100 e-mail accounts to as many as 5,000, the company said Thursday. The cheapest such combination costs $5,000, Dell said.