Open-Xchange Inc., announced collaboration software designed to make it easy for small and medium-sized businesses to take advantage of open source without requiring prior Linux know-how. Open-Xchange Express Edition includes the tools required by companies to facilitate communication and teamwork. The product does not require a licensed operating system or any other software prior to installation. Open-Xchange Express Edition “transforms a bare metal computer into a fully-functional e-mail and groupware Server” integrating the Ubuntu operating system. Open-Xchange Express Edition supports standard groupware clients, such as Microsoft Outlook. Outlook users on Open-Xchange Express Edition can synchronize public, private, and shared folders, accept or decline appointments through Outlook, manage private appointments, tasks, contacts, and “Free/Busy” status. In addition, Open- Xchange Express Edition’s AJAX-based web interface is always accessible to users, regardless of platform. Open-Xchange Express Edition offers enterprise users smart links between calendar appointments, task lists, contacts, documents, bookmarks, and knowledge articles. Open-Xchange Express Edition is available today at the Open-Xchange Online Shop and through resellers. Prices for end customers start at US$ 898 / euro 691. Governmental, non- profit organizations and educational organizations are eligible for discounts. All prices exclude VAT.