Archive for the ‘Competition’ Category

Microsoft Exchange 2010 SP2 Now Supported in MachPanel

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

While the competition is busy proclaiming victory MachSol announced to be the first automation provider in the world delivering support for Microsoft Exchange 2010 SP2. MachPanel is the industry leading control panel for shared and enterprise hosting that fully supports Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, CRM 2011, Lync and Hyper-V.

Early this year Microsoft advised Hosting Service Providers to migrate to /hosting mode. In October this year Microsoft announced /hosting mode was a dead end. Many of the HSP’s are anxiously waiting to migrate to on-premises mode and offer new features available in SP2. With the unmatched release of MachPanel our valuable customers will obtain the competitive edge and ability to grow business rapidly.


Parallels U-Turn on Office 365 Syndication

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

Parallels announced on Microsoft WPC2011 to be the first offering syndication for Office365 in their automation software. Today’s reality shows Parallels wished this was a bad dream that never happened. Most of their loyal customers feel betrayed because Microsoft Office365 head on head competition with its partner hosting channel. Integration of Office365 in Plesk was suddenly cancelled until further notice.

The figures: Parallels automation business on average is 15% Windows and 85% Linux (Plesk). Parallels global market share in Windows automation is considered small. They seem to be unable to grow their automation business even after buying most of the competition and hiring over 10 Microsoft directors. Less than 15 companies in Europe use Parallels automation product. Plesk for linux and desktop/server virtualization business seems to be doing a better but mainly in the US.