Monthly Archives : August 2010

Core Exchange Online Features – Comprehensive Messaging Solution From Microsoft – What Features Does Microsoft Core Exchange Include | BVA IT Consulting Blog

Microsoft offers a comprehensive messaging solution with a simple per-user monthly fee. Major features include:

  • Standard 5-gigabyte (GB) mailbox and optional 25-GB mailbox to fit your organization profile.
  • Deskless Worker seat with 500-megabyte (MB) mailbox for workers who require fewer messaging features.
  • Built-in premium service continuity management capabilities.
  • Multilevel message hygiene capability, including antispam and antivirus features.
  • Directory trust with your Active Directory, which provides single sign-on capability.
  • Secure access to mail from within your corporate network or from the Internet, anywhere in the world, through a variety of devices and software.
  • Mailbox management tools that enable your support personnel to handle common tasks.
  • Exchange Online service center, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for escalations.
  • Sarbanes-Oxley and SAS 70 Type II self-assessment and audit support.
  • Latest Exchange Server features available now to your company.
  • Archiving service: Support to help satisfy regulatory retention requirements and personal mail management.
  • BlackBerry service: BlackBerry Enterprise Server hosting available to synchronize e-mail, calendar, contacts, and tasks with BlackBerry devices.
  • Data migration service: Automated transfer of your existing mail data to the Exchange Online environment.

Exchange 2010 Email Archiving – Does Microsoft Exchange Archiving Help Control Data Flow | BVA IT Consulting Blog

Exchange 2010 Email Archiving appears to be Microsoft’s answer to third-party products like Symantec Enterprise Vault and Iron Mountain-Mimosa Systems.  Based upon what I see, it’ll be a nice advanced IT solution for clients that use their mail system like a filing cabinet.  This is a great way of managing data and controlling data flow within an organization.  It requires Exchange Enterprise CALs and is not quite ready for prime time in my humble view (some of the admin functions won’t be added to the Management Console until SP1 for Exchange 2010).  But overall it looks great and I suspect we’ll consider it for a lot of clients in the future.  Email items from your primary mailbox can be automatically offloaded to a personal  Archive through established retention polices, and administrators can also import historical email data from .PST files directly into Exchange.  Pretty slick and convenient.

Here is a great link regarding the matter.