Exchange Online is a cloud-based email service. When on-premises Exchange Server is offered in the hosted version, it simply becomes Exchange Online. Available as a standalone service or a part of Office 365 subscription, Exchange Online is hosted on Microsoft’s secure servers. Apart from providing the same benefits of an on-premises Exchange Server, it saves huge costs by getting rid of maintaining on-premises infrastructure.
Comparing Microsoft Exchange Online Plans
Apart from the standalone plan, Exchange Online Plan 1 is also included with Business Premium & Business Essentials. The storage space available is 50 GB per user. Outlook is offered on all web, mobile, and desktop-based interface. The features like inbox management, EOP, contact and calendar sharing are available.
Apart from the standalone plan, Exchange Online Plan 2 is also included with Enterprise E3 with an unlimited storage space for each user. All the features of Plan 1 are included. In addition to that, Plan 2 offers advanced security and compliance features such as In-Place Hold, Data Loss Prevention (DLP), and hosted voicemail.
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How exactly will Apps4Rent help me with these plans?
Apps4Rent will assist you in getting started with Exchange Services. Our team of Exchange experts will help you in configuring various handheld devices for synchronizing your Mails, Calendars, Contacts, and more. We will also take care of configuring the rules in Outlook and Outlook Wed Application. As a true end-to-end service, we will migrate your current mailboxes to Office 365 and configure DNS records for activating and using Office 365 services.
Can Exchange be connected to my smartphones and tablets to receive email?
Yes. Exchange features the Exchange ActiveSync, the world-wide standard for mobile email syncing. Besides, Exchange also provides a great Outlook Web App experience that works across any device that support web browsers, so you can easily access your email through your mobile devices.
How can I retain information for a period of time in Exchange?
Time-based In-Place Hold enables you to retain email data immutably for a specified time period. This helps organizations in preservation of data that meets internal and external regulatory needs.
I am using Exchange Online as a standalone plan, is it possible to switch to other Office 365 plans?
Yes. You can upgrade your account to any of the Office 365 Enterprise plans, which are in the same service family as Exchange Online standalone plans. However, for switching to a different service family like Office 365 Business Essentials or Office 365 Business Premium plans, you should first cancel your Exchange Online account and then sign up for a different account.
Does Exchange offer protection for the sensitive information on mobile devices?
Yes. Exchange offers the ability to remotely wipe the devices that are connected with Exchange ActiveSync. For businesses that do not want any data stored outside of their organization, the Outlook Web App web browser access without storing any organizational data on the mobile device.