With the potential acquisition of Yahoo!, Microsoft could also pick up Zimbra, the deft little email company that has picked up a very large fan base in a short few years, but is now owned by Yahoo. Since Zimbra customers are primarily those that rejected Microsoft Exchange, it’s no surprise that they aren’t very enthusiastic about this turn of events.
The best article I read about this was from Brad Feld, with the press release for the first Zimbra release after the acquisition:
Dear Microsoft Zimbra Customer:
The latest release of Zimbra (Zimbra 6.0) has been released to manufacturing today and will be available within 60 days. As part of this release, we are renaming Zimbra 6.0 to Microsoft Exchange Server 2010. The upgrade will be automatically delivered as part of your Zimbra license (sublicensed under the Microsoft Live Enterprise Support Service.)…