Exchange Online

As far as currently I present a lot of free seminars about Office365 and Exchange Online – I found this factsheet extemely useful to get one acquainted with who is Exchange Online, which might be impemented:
– alone for your business, if you don’t want to carry all the burden of routine multiple services management,
– or together with your on-premises Exchange server(s), in order to implement backup strategy or a migration stage,
– or in the Office365 pack for both of first two options, accompanied with a number of business applications like Lync, MSOffice, Sharepoint, etc. Exchange Online
Security, Reliability & Control with Exchange Online

Whether it’s sending a proposal to a client, scheduling a meeting with the sales team or digging through your Inbox to track down an old message, email is the backbone of business communication. With ever-increasing volumes of email stressing users’ ability to organize and manage email and IT’s ability to protect and maintain it, there has never been a more important time to invest in business-class email that keeps your professional communications running smoothly.

Microsoft Exchange Online provides business-class email, calendar and contacts to your PC, phone and web browser. Delivered as a hosted service from Microsoft, Exchange Online offers a high standard of physical and digital security for your information while providing the control you want and the reliability your business needs. For a total of $5 (USD) per user per month, you can run your email on Microsoft’s globally-redundant servers, protected by built-in antivirus and anti-spam filters and supported by 24-7, IT-level phone support.

Exchange Online provides advanced security and reliability to help protect your information.

  • Maintains the latest defenses against viruses and spam with Forefront® Online Protection for Exchange, a service that handles over 150 million messages to 8.5 million users around the world every day and is updated to address new virus and spam threats as soon as they appear.
  • Helps to safeguard your data by hosting it in geographically-distributed datacenters, with continuous data backup and premier disaster recovery capabilities.
  • Delivers reliability, availability and performance with a guaranteed 99.9% uptime, financially-backed service level agreement.

With Exchange Online, your email is hosted from Microsoft servers but you maintain control over your environment.

  • IT-level phone support is available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • An easy-to-use Web interface lets you manage your environment from anywhere.
  • Email archiving, multi-mailbox search, retention policies, and optional legal hold help you preserve and discover data.
  • Security policies let you create approved mobile device lists, enforce PIN lock, and remotely wipe data from lost phones.

It’s easier than ever to provide your users with the business-class email they need to be productive.

  • Automatic patching eliminates the time and effort of maintaining and servicing your email system.
  • Large, 25 gigabyte (GB) mailboxes are standard for every user so they can access all their essential information in one place.
  • Consistent and secure anywhere access to your information on the browsers and devices you use most—Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari and Chrome, Windows Phone, iPhone, Blackberry, and Android.

Exchange Online can be purchased on its own or as a part of the Microsoft Office 365 suite. To sign up for a free beta account and experience the benefits of Exchange Online, visit This document is always available here.

Key Features of Exchange online
Client Support
  • Microsoft Office Outlook® 2010 and Outlook 2007 connectivity, including Outlook Anywhere
  • Web-based access with Outlook Web App on Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, and Chrome
  • IMAP and POP client connectivity
  • Mobile access with push email, calendar and contacts through Exchange ActiveSync®
  • Compatible with Microsoft Windows Phone, Apple iPhone and iPad, and many Nokia and Android phones
  • Mobile device security policies, including PIN lock and remove device wipe
Emails, Calendars, Contacts
  • Large 25 gigabyte (GB) mailboxes and the ability to send messages up to 25 megabytes (MB)
  • Federate with other Exchange Online organizations to share free/busy calendar data
  • Company directory, distribution groups, and shared contacts
  • Hosted voicemail compatible with on-premises PBX phone systems and Lync Server 2010
  • Voicemail preview, call answering rules, and company auto-attendant
Data Protection
  • 99.9% uptime commitment with financially backed service level agreement
  • Continuous data backup between globally-redundant datacenters
  • Deleted item retention and deleted mailbox recovery
  • Virus/spam filtering via Microsoft Forefront Online Security for Exchange
  • Continuous intrusion monitoring and detection
  • HTTPS connections to help keep access more secure
Archiving and Compliance
  • Built-in email archiving with the ability to search multiple user mailboxes at once
  • Policies to automatically expire email data or preserve it for compliance purposes
  • Flexible transport rules for applying disclaimers and other policies to email in transit
  • Free tools for migrating IMAP and Exchange Server mailbox data to Exchange Online
  • Combine Exchange Server mailboxes and Exchange Online mailboxes in a hybrid environment
  • Synchronize on-premises Active Directory with Microsoft Online Services
  • 24/7 support via phone and web
  • Centralized, Web-based access for configuration and administration of Exchange Online services—including mailboxes, user settings, distribution lists, company settings, and staff settings
  • Remote PowerShell™ connections for advanced configuration and automation
  • Role-based access control (RBAC) for fine-grained control administrative permissions

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