Oh my glob, yes! Zimbra 8 has gone GA. Zimbra 8 furthers VMware’s commitment to email and collaboration in the post-PC era. By providing a rich desktop experience right within your web browser, users will be able to email and collaborate from any device at any time. With new IT cloud management, unified communication, simplified personal cloud email, address book and calendaring, Zimbra 8 is poised to redefine what email and collaboration is all about.
Here are the top 8 reasons why Zimbra 8 will change your life for the better… Or if you just can’t wait any longer, click here to get your hands on Zimbra 8 to see for yourself.
- Simplified Communications
With Zimbra 8 you will be able to access all of your Unified Communications directly out of the Zimbra interface. With out of the box integrations to Cisco and Mitel, as well as open source architecture to build custom UC integrations, you will now be able to click to chat, listen to voicemails, forward voicemails, call users back, and much much more, all directly out of Zimbra 8.
- Simplified IT Management
With 30+ new capabilities around policy management, Zimbra 8 has put more power and control in the hands of IT, cutting time and cost for IT organizations for any company. Whether you want to manage sync policies or wipe a remote device, it can all be done effortlessly from an IT standpoint within Zimbra.
- Expanded Search
For all of the multi taskers out there Zimbra 8 now offers users a separate search tab. Not only will you be able to do simple search within this tab, you will also be able to quickly filter search results in order to find the content you need faster. Whether you want to find a piece of mail with a specific type of attachments, or a piece of mail within a specific time frame, you now have the power to do so.
- Natural Style Conversation View
With the new natural style conversation view, users can now intuitively track and respond to messages with less clicks and less headaches. You no longer have to click into multiple emails in order to get caught up with a conversation, the conversation is now sitting there waiting for your input.
- Activity Streams
Are all of your mailing lists burying important emails? Well now with activity streams on Zimbra 8 you will be able to filter those out of your inbox and into a stream. Creating an automated hierarchy of importance for your inbound mail, cleaning up your inbox and turning it into a place zen.
- Drag and Drop Features
Whether you want to create a new meeting or add an image to your next email, it’s as simple as dragging and dropping with Zimbra 8. Easily turn an email with a list of to dos into a calendar invite for your team in seconds, or add that important graphic into your next email to create context.
- Manage Your Own Distribution Lists
Now as a user you have the power to create, subscribe to, and manage email distribution lists. This allows you to quickly organize employees for a project, or in a particular department, into lists allowing for scalable collaboration within your company. This feature can be turned on or off depending on IT policy.
- Improved Calendaring
Manage multiple calendars directly out of Zimbra. Now you can bring your Google or Yahoo accounts directly into Zimbra with no help from IT, all it takes is a username and password. And with the new multi calendar view, you can easily juggle multiple calendars with no confusion at all.
There you have it, the top 8 reasons why Zimbra 8 will change your life for the better. Now it’s your turn to play around with Zimbra 8 and let us know what you think.
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