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Group Logic Ships ExtremeZ-IP 5.3 with Support for Windows Server 2008


Removal of Services for Mac (SFM) from Windows Server 2008 Makes ExtremeZ-IP the First and Only Mac Connectivity Suite for New OS

Arlington, VA.– Group Logic, the leading provider of Mac/Windows connectivity solutions, and a founding member of the Enterprise Desktop Alliance, an organization that supports the integration of Macs into Windows-based environments, today announced its support for Windows Server 2008 with the introduction of ExtremeZ-IP 5.3, the industry-leading connectivity solution for Mac desktop and laptops in Windows environments.

In a recent Group Logic survey where nearly 350 IT professionals shared their views on Mac/Windows connectivity issues, 41% of respondents indicated that they will be migrating to Windows Server 2008 by the beginning of 2009.

ExtremeZ-IP is the first enterprise-class solution for companies who wish to deploy Windows Server 2008 while continuing to provide the most compatible file and print sharing experience for their Mac users. Group Logic’s solution is especially critical for these mixed desktop environments because of the removal of Services for Mac, Print Services for Mac and the AppleTalk protocol from Windows Server 2008.

“ExtremeZ-IP continues to be the proven standard for Mac/Windows compatibility without compromise, and ensures that no Mac user is left behind,” said T. Reid Lewis, CEO of Group Logic. “Thousands of companies have depended on ExtremeZ-IP for years, and thousands more will discover they can rely on us during their transition to Windows Server 2008. ExtremeZ-IP 5.3 highlights Group Logic’s continued commitment in supporting both Microsoft and Apple innovations, and in providing the world’s best Mac/Windows connectivity solutions.”

ExtremeZ-IP is used by thousands of customers worldwide who depend on it for reliable file sharing between their Mac desktops and Windows servers. It delivers no-compromise access, providing complete platform and application compatibility. ExtremeZ-IP 5.3 is available immediately and is a free update to all licensed ExtremeZ-IP 5 users that have an active support contract. For details on all of the new features, information on upgrading or purchasing ExtremeZ-IP, or to download a free trial version, please visit Group Logic’s Web site at Upgrades can also be purchased by contacting Group Logic directly at or by calling +1.703.528.1555 or 800.476.8781.


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