What is Microsoft Exchange?
Microsoft Exchange is a messaging platform developed by Microsoft which contains mail server, mailing applications, and group applications.
What is Microsoft Exchange Server?
Microsoft Exchange Server is a mail server and calendaring server developed by Microsoft. It runs only on Windows Server operating systems.
Exchange server is often used along with Microsoft Outlook which provides Outlook’s features, such as sharing calendars and contact lists. Basically, it is a centralized hub that contains all your emails, contacts & calendar notes online.
The first version of Exchange Server released was Exchange Server 4.0. Exchange Server uses a protocol called MAPI and is licensed in 2 forms of software(On-premise & Software as Service). In the on-premises form, customer purchase client access licenses. In the software as a service form, Microsoft accepts monthly service payment.
However, Exchange Online in conjunction with Microsoft Outlook, companies can use Exchange Online and use features like hosted email, calendars, and contacts at a cost of $5USDper month, per end user.
Microsoft Exchange Online is available as a standalone solution for customers who are looking for only Exchange service & no other add ons in it. Microsoft Exchange Online is a part of the Microsoft Office 365 suite.
What is Office 365?
Microsoft Office 365 is a complete software package for word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and mailing system developed by Microsoft as a subscription plan to improve the productivity & it can be accessed virtually from anywhere.
The fully installed Microsoft Office 365 App include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, and Access.
What are the Features of Office 365 Exchange Online?
- Support Hybrid deployment.
- Data Loss Prevention.
- Anti-Spam and Anti-Malware Protection.
- Unlimited Users.
- Easy to Use & Maintain.
- Secure & Reliable.
- Accommodates Multiple Contacts, group calendars, personal calendars, meeting schedules, personal notes & much more.
How does Microsoft Exchange Server Help your Business Online?
Suppose If you are traveling somewhere on a business trip, and your laptop is stolen or for no reason, data crashed and you are no way able to access your emails or recover from the hard drive, Here Microsoft Exchange Server comes into Play. If you install Microsoft Exchange server, you can access any data, mail or any notes over the server anytime & anywhere.
You can store your contacts by syncing with email ids, schedule meetings, calendar dates and any notes saved on a particular date. This way it will also increase the work flow among the employees.