Microsoft Exchange Online: Cloud-based Email Hosting with Microsoft Exchange Web Services

By: Switched Online  09-12-2011
Keywords: Microsoft Exchange, Business Productivity, Office Communications

The  Microsoft Exchange services include advanced e-mail features as well as calendaring, contact, and task management capabilities.  Exchange Online also provides built-in spam control and virus scanning to reduce common security risks that are associated with e-mail files.

Exchange Online Standard is a Microsoft Online Services offering designed for rapid service adoption by any organization. It includes a standardized Web-based administrative console that makes it easy to manage and set up services for users. It is available as a standalone hosted email service or as part of the Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS)  that also includes Microsoft SharePoint® Online, Microsoft Office Communications Online and Microsoft Office Live Meeting.

These Internet-based offerings are designed to make it easier for businesses to rapidly and cost effectively access up-to-date communications and collaboration technologies.

Each service delivers business-class reliability and reduces the burden of performing routine IT management tasks such as installation, provisioning, ongoing maintenance, patches, updates, and upgrades.

For many organizations,  Exchange Online hosted online services direct from Microsoft provide a perfect Microsoft Exchange Server 2000 and Exchange Server 2003 upgrade path.

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