Major Update Now With Support for Exchange 2003 Forms-Based Authentication and More SEATTLE, WA (PRWEB) March 8, 2004 -- Snerdware LLC today announced the release and immediate availability of AddressX 1.1, an update to its already successful AddressX utility. AddressX imports the contacts from the Global Address List (GAL) of a Microsoft Exchange server directly into the Mac OS X Address Book. AddressX compliments the Microsoft Exchange integration provided by Groupcal from Snerdware, which allows one to access and manage Exchange calendars from Apple iCal. Unlike Microsoft Entourage, with this release AddressX joins Groupcal in fully supporting Exchange 2003 Servers using Forms-Based Authentication. Finally, OS X users who must use Forms-Based Authentication have a working alternative to Outlook Web Access."AddressX 1.1 allows me to finally export my 25k corporate addresses to OS X`s Address Book from our Exchange servers," said Mike DeVaney, Senior Research Scientist for Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. "I carry them with me on travel to use even when Im not connected to the Internet. I`ve been trying to accomplish this feat for years."AddressX 1.1 includes several key enhancements, such as support for very large Global Address Lists, compatibility with NTLM, Kerberos, and Negotiate authentication schemes; and incremental updates that preserve group membership. Plus, version 1.1 adds an option to specify what information is added with a contact, the automatic placement of local contacts into a separate group, and optimization of the Address Book database once the update is complete."AddressX is an essential application for people using Mac OS X that need access to the Global Address List of their companys Exchange server," said Jacob Swed, founder and CEO of Snerdware. "With robust support for the multitude of different Exchange configurations, including servers using Exchange 2003 Forms-Based Authentication, AddressX and Groupcal have allowed many users to integrate with Exchange that would otherwise be unable to with other existing solutions such as Microsoft Entourage.AddressX 1.1 requires Mac OS X 10.2.8 (or higher) and Microsoft Exchange 2000 or 2003 with the latest service packs and WebDAV enabled. Simple, Powerful and User-FriendlyAddressX is an integration utility for Mac OS X and Microsoft Exchange, offering a simple, powerful, and user-friendly way to bring the contacts from a company`s Global Address List on a Microsoft Exchange server directly into the OS X Address Book. With its straightforward interface contacts can be quickly downloaded and imported. Once imported, Exchange GAL contacts will look and act just like the other contacts in the Address Book. Access them seamlessly from applications like Mail, iCal, and many others. Best of all when used with Apple iSync, Exchange GAL contacts can now easily be made available on an iPod, Palm Pilot, cell phone, or any other iSync compatible device. Like Groupcal, AddressX was designed with both end users and IT departments in mind. AddressX does not require any software be installed on Exchange servers.Pricing and Availability AddressX 1.1 is currently available for only $25 USD per user license and discounted to $100 USD for a pack of 5 licenses. Larger volume pricing and site licenses are available. Snerdware also offers educational, government, and non-profit organizational discounts to qualifying parties.More information, including a trial version, is available from the Snerdware web site: http://www.snerdware.com/addressx/About Snerdware, LLC. Founded in 2003 by real life "Switcher" Jacob Swed, formerly with Microsoft, Snerdware, LLC. was created in response to the user frustration that surrounded Mac OS X integration with Microsoft Exchange. For additional information visit Snerdware`s website ( www.snerdware.com ). AddressX, Groupcal and Snerdware are trademarks of Snerdware, LLC. Copyright (c) 2003-2004, All rights reserved. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.