From Google Mail to Hotmail, there are plenty of email options available. But businesses need a form of communication that offers more than just sending and receiving emails. Features such as shared calendars and tasks as well as contact information are essential resources for any successful company.
What is an exchange server?
When people talk about an exchange server, they are actually referring to Microsoft Exchange, which Microsoft describes as: “an email based collaborative communications server for businesses.” It is a computer server that stores your organisation’s email, address information, attachments and calendars in one central location. This information is accessible 24/7 and can be shared amongst your workforce.
The exchange server is often used in conjunction with Microsoft Outlook to take advantage of Outlook’s collaborative features, such as the ability to share calendars and contact lists.
What are the benefits of a Microsoft Exchange Server?
Types of Exchange Servers Available:
There are two types of exchange server available; a dedicated exchange server and a shared exchange server. The first offers customers their very own mail server, providing more flexibility and control, offering the choice of larger mailbox sizes. It is resilient as well as feature-rich. As a shared solution, the second option is a cost-effective but fully operational service without the added expenses of a dedicated server as well as software licence fees.
Microsoft Exchange offers a wide selection of collaborative tools to help small businesses grow into hugely successful enterprises thanks to its seamless communication technology.
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