What is Microsoft Exchange?
Microsoft Exchange Server is the premier business email server from Microsoft. Small companies to companies of thousands of employees use Microsoft Server for their business email. Exchange Server is more than just email. It supports common storage folders called public folders and even has some features to support instant messenger and voice mail type messaging.
The Perfect Match for Microsoft Outlook
Microsoft Outlook is the Windows email program that will help you get the most out of Microsoft Exchange Server. Microsoft Exchange also includes a web browser based version called Outlook Web Access or OWA. It doesn't allow all the functionality of the Outlook program for Windows but allows you to send and receive email from any computer you have access to, even if its not your normal work computer.
Exchange server can be expensive to setup and maintain. For companies that don't want to spend money upfront, Hosted Exchanged is an option. Hosted Exchange is an Exchanged server which is physically in a commercial data center and shared between multiple companies. Your email is still completely secure, private and provides a management access for just your company. You get Microsoft Exchange without the upfront cost or maintenance for a low monthly cost. The usual price for a Microsoft Exchange server in western Canada is $9 CAD / user / month.
Office 365 Exchange Email
Microsoft has decided to get in the cloud services business and now offer Exchange like email very much like Hosted Exchange all at a much lower price. If you are using Windows 8 or higher or Microsoft Windows Server 2012 or higher, Office 365 is your best choice. Office 365 comes in different packages. The basic business package is called Office 365 Business Essentials and includes both a Exchange mailbox and 1 TB of cloud storage. Office 365 Business Essentials is around ~$6 CAD / user / month here in Canada. To find out more about Office 365 and what it can do for your company, visit www.Helia365.ca
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