Welcome to the Exchange Online section of the Exchange TechNet Wiki, your source for guidelines and information written by the community for the community. Exchange Online is part of Office 365.

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About Exchange Online

Microsoft Exchange Online is designed for organizations who want to get the benefits of cloud-based email without sacrificing the business-class capabilities that Exchange Server has been providing for decades.

Exchange 2007 Online (BPOS)

  • The power of Exchange email, calendar, and contacts with built-in functionality to help protect against viruses and spam at no extra cost giving customers anywhere access to mailbox data across PCs, the Web and mobile devices.
  • Delivers reliability, availability and performance with a guaranteed 99.9% uptime and money-back service-level agreement (SLA) with 24/7, IT-level phone support
  • Integrates with the same Microsoft Outlook and Office programs your users know, ensuring a minimal learning curve

Exchange Online provides the core features of Exchange Server, so your users get the business-class messaging capabilities they need to be productive including:

  • Large mailboxes: Each user gets 25 GB of mailbox storage standard and the ability to send attachments up to 30 megabytes (MB).
  • Antivirus/anti-spam: Microsoft Forefront Online Protection for Exchange is included, providing multiple filters and virus-scanning engines to help protect your organization from spam, viruses, and phishing scams.
  • Web-based access: For Web-client access, Outlook Web App provides a premium browser-based experience that matches the look and feel of the full Outlook client.
  • Mobility: Mobile access is available from all phones capable of receiving e-mail, including Windows Phone, the iPhone, Android, Palm, Nokia, and Blackberry devices.
  • Shared calendar and contacts: Users can compare calendars to schedule meetings with Exchange Online and have access to collaboration features like shared calendars, groups, global address list, external contacts, tasks, conference rooms, and delegation.

Exchange 2010 Online (Office 365) - Wave14

The Exchange Online version included with Office 365 is built on the same technology as Exchange Server 2010 SP1. This Exchange Online version provides organizations with the latest capabilities including built-in archiving, optional Conversation View, and Mail Tips, along with powerful web-based tools for managing online deployments. With this Exchange Online version, Microsoft handles the ongoing maintenance, patches, and upgrades of the Exchange infrastructure while providing IT administrators the control and flexibility they require just like they do now with the version included with BPOS.

Exchange 2013 Online (Office 365) - Wave15

The Exchange Online version included with Office 365 is built on the same technology as Exchange Server 2013. This Exchange Online version comes with EDiscovery, DLP (Data Loss Prevention) & Much more, Some of the great features are listed below. Currently Office365 Offers Small Business Premium, Essential & Enterprise subscriptions. Exchange Online Protection (EOP) is replacing FOPE (Forefront Online Protection for Exchange) from previous version, EOP is more efficient in filtering messages, Especially DKIM is now supported with Exchange Online.

1. New EAC & OWA look
2. Mailbox & CAS Role, No more HUB Transport, Refer to Exchange 2013 Architecture
3. Data Loss Prevention
4. Public Folder Mailboxes
5. Upgraded RBAC Policies
6. Domain Key Identifier (DKIM) is now supported
7. Shared Mailboxes with 50 GB Size

Exchange Online Wiki Pages


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