Are you embarrassed to email prospective clients because you conduct business from a Yahoo! address? Are you forever tied to a slow ISP because you don’t want to change your email address?
Does your computer download messages twice when you use your smartphone or iPad? Why is it so complicated to share a calendar with your manager? And where are your messages actually stored?
By setting up a Microsoft Exchange server in your office, you solve all of the above problems. Your messages are securely saved on a server that you control, connected to the Internet through whatever company you want. You can read your mail on almost any computer, phone, smart-device or tablet with ease. If you hire someone new, creating a mailbox for them takes seconds, not minutes (and definitely not hours). Plus, no extra passwords to remember (or forget)!
Feel like sharing? Microsoft Exchange lets you easily share mail messages, contact information, calendar events, notes, journal entries, and much more with some or all of your co-workers.
Road warriors can use Outlook Anywhere to keep their laptops connected, ActiveSync to keep their mobile devices in sync, and of course, a rich AJAX Web app for those times when the closest computer isn’t their own.
Just in case you wanted some icing on the cake, Exchange can even interface with select VoIP phones to provide unified messaging, sending your voicemails directly to your inbox. Even if you’re on the other side of the planet, you’ll never miss a message again!
What do I need?
Exchange requires a physical or virtualized Windows server, as well as an existing Active Directory domain infrastructure. Thankfully, Planit Computing can provide all of the missing pieces.
If you don’t have a domain in place already, feel free to call us on 014852222 to arrange a domain name for you.
Great, now I need Microsoft Office… right?
Although Microsoft Office is highly recommended, you can get your mail with the built-in apps in Windows 8, Mac OS X, and most versions of Linux. There’s also a version that runs in any Web browser.
Want to bring your own device to work? Microsoft Exchange works natively with iPhones, iPads, iPod touches, the Microsoft Surface and other Windows RT tablets, Windows Phones, and most Android phones and tablets. With a little extra investment, you can even support BlackBerries.
Microsoft Exchange can also support POP3 and IMAP4 legacy connections, letting almost any mail program work with minimal hiccups.
Interested in switching to Microsoft Exchange? Call us now on 014852222 to discuss the options available to your company requirements.