Announcing the Release of VMware Zimbra Collaboration Server 7.2

By | May 3, 2012

Zimbra 7.2 has arrived, with significant capabilities and enhancements to make collaboration easier and more secure for both users and administrators.

To begin with, your emails are protected with S/MIME encryption and signing, both of which are now native to the Zimbra Web Client and work with Outlook using the Zimbra Connector for Outlook. Which is to say, messages can be read only by the intended recipient, with the sender’s identity assured. Previously, just the communication itself could be secured via SSL. With S/MIME, the data inside is encrypted as well, adding a second layer of protection.

Government users of Zimbra will be happy to learn that 7.2 also implements two-way SSL authentication with Smartcards and Common Access Cards (CAC) issued by the Department of Defense.

7.2 has good news for administrators too: the Zimbra Blackberry Enterprise Server Connector now supports over 750 users per server—3 times more than previously. How’s that for simplifying deployment and management!

Outlook users will appreciate the new Zimbra Connector for Outlook, which lets you automatically mount shares accepted in the Zimbra Web Client. And when scheduling meetings, you can propose new times—and book resources like rooms and equipment—in your calendar invites.

For more details on these and other Release 7.2 enhancements, check out these links:

Release Notes
http://files.zimbra.com/website/docs/7.2/Zimbra_NE_Release_Notes_7.2.0.pdf

Downloads
http://www.zimbra.com/products/download_network.html


Comments

  • Awesome article. Do you think that this will have a strong impact on the future of email marketing?

    Commented on May 12, 2012 at 8:47 PM
  • This is something good that more persons can be connected at the same time with 1 server.

    Commented on May 13, 2012 at 9:13 AM
  • Zimbra was nice to always improve and issued the latest update

    Commented on May 15, 2012 at 3:12 AM
  • VMware Zimbra vrey good!

    Commented on May 22, 2012 at 8:21 AM
  • Will there be an Appliance in the (near) future?

    Commented on May 23, 2012 at 6:41 AM
  • I’ve never heard of this Zimbra before and was brought here on the advice of a friend. I’ve only used standard emailing services before like gmail and yahoo but this I may look into a bit more. Great to see that it’s well supported and updated regularly.

    Commented on May 28, 2012 at 2:24 AM
  • very good article, thank you

    Commented on June 25, 2012 at 4:14 PM
  • I grew up using mostly Yahoo and G Mail but lately I wanted more organisation and just more management of my email. I discovered Zimbra through an IT website and have never looked back! Zimbra offers so much for everyone and gets better with each new release!

    Commented on September 26, 2012 at 2:12 PM
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