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Im about to be very vague here.. I dont know anything about this and My Boss wants me to find somestuff out.

Whats my first thought?

OCN!

Hosted Exchange
Can you please research it and find out the pros and cons.
The difference between the 2 plans they currently offer. (Exchange Online)
How easy to switch from a POP3 to a hosted solution.
How much time involved, any downtime.
Any Antispyware/Antivirus package included compared to Postini
Find out the reviews.
Compared to Hosted Sites like godaddy, appriver



God I hope that isnt too vague cus I cant say anything more about all this =(

The main request, seems to be that we have clients in SMB that have POP3 Accounts, and are asking about Options.

None of the clients wish to Build Servers to Host Exchange in house.
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wow, im surprised no responses to this, not even a troll =)

Anyone able to provide me with any information about this?
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I use a hosted exchange server at my office. My service provider (Cbeyond) offers both standard accounts and the hosted exchange accounts so there was no down time for me when I decided to go this route. If you want the option to sync contacts, calendars and emails it really is the way to go.

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Hosted Exchange
Can you please research it and find out the pros and cons.
The only CON is that it usually costs more money.

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The difference between the 2 plans they currently offer. (Exchange Online)
I am not 100% sure why they offer these two different plans... I have access to exchange online with my hosted account. Can you send a link to the company you are looking at?

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Any Antispyware/Antivirus package included compared to Postini
Find out the reviews.
This is included in my package so I really cant answer that. (So i never researched it.)

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Compared to Hosted Sites like godaddy, appriver
I am not really sure what you are asking... can you clarify?
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oo good to know, I didnt know of that company, il make sure management knows of them

I do9nt really have more information, apparently other companies that host website and such will also host Email etc, I guess he is looking for major differences such as A-V Protection lvl as compared to big named like Postini and Microsofts Hosted Exchange
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oo good to know, I didnt know of that company, il make sure management knows of them
Well Cbeyond is a service provider of T1 lines and they bundle other services with it... like web hosting, digital phones, hosted exchange etc. (so unless you have their service you will not be able to get the hosted exchange)

Feel free to PM if you have questions.
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