Because all mailbox data, including contacts and calendar, is stored centrally on the Exchange Server, users can connect via a variety of devices to view their entire mailbox and seamlessly synchronize across platforms and devices. For example, users typically use Microsoft Outlook while in the office, a BlackBerry or iPhone handheld while on the road, and Outlook Web Access from their homes, all without ever having to worry about synchronization of any e-mails, contacts, or appointments.
The Exchange Server collaboration features help you to share information quickly and efficiently. Typical collaborative scenarios include maintaining shared address lists that everyone can view and edit, scheduling meetings that include people and conference rooms by viewing associated free or busy schedules, the ability to grant other people, such as administrators, access to your mailbox on your behalf. You can also manage “rules” for processing messages on Exchange Server, giving you the flexibility to create auto-responses and automatic filing of incoming messages.
As it has steadily gained in popularity, Microsoft has continuously added more features and functionality to deliver more value. As this has increased the complexity of the software, administrators find they have to spend more and more time maintaining internal systems, especially when installing upgrades and troubleshooting new features. This trend has incentivized more and more organizations to outsource their Exchange Server to companies that have the expertise and focus on maintaining Exchange Servers.
However, designing and building an Exchange Hosting platform is expensive and complicated. The Microsoft recommended solution for offering Exchange Hosting can easily cost more than $200,000 to build and maintain per year. And without a trained staff of Microsoft certified experts, Exchange Server can be unstable in large environments. Would you really want to take this risk with something as mission critical as e-mail?
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