If you visit www.zoho.com today, you’ll notice a subtle yet important change there. What used to be called as ‘Zoho Virtual office‘ is now renamed as ‘Zoho Mail’.
‘Zoho Virtual office’ (currently in private beta) was perceived as an integrated suite of our office applications (Writer, Sheet & Show) by many users, bloggers & press which actually is not the case. We have some integration across Zoho applications, and more integration is on the way, but the Zoho Virtual Office name confused too many people. We were responsible for causing the confusion by calling it “collaboration suite”. The primary applications in Virtual Office are Email, Calendar, Document Management, Task Management, Contact Management etc. To avoid further confusion, we are renaming it as Zoho Mail. While ‘Zoho Mail’ may not do full justice to all the functionality, atleast it points to the core functionality of the application.
The change has been made on our home page and will eventually be made in all places.Â It is still in private beta, but we are making rapid progress towards opening it up. We are increasing the user count steadily,Â keeping in mind load and system responsiveness. As I posted earlier, a lot more hardware is on the way, which would allow us to offer it to many more users. Thanks for your patience & understanding.