serviceslogoIn an article by Richard Hay:

I recently transitioned our household to hosted email accounts with Office 365.  My wife and I are both Outlook users and like the benefits of working in that interface locally on our desktop and laptops.

The option we are now using, hosted Microsoft Exchange e-mail accounts under Office 365, gives us max flexibility and allows us to pick up our email on either machine without having to think about them being synched or copying the files back and forth.  It will work whether we are on the road visiting somewhere with our laptops or accessing the account using Outlook Web Access.  Everything stays perfectly in sync on all systems without any thought on our part and that is probably the nicest aspect of it all.

The accounts do cost $60 per year each but give us all these features:

  • Cloud-based email using your own domain name
  • Shared calendars
  • Configurable anti-spam filtering
  • Active Directory synchronization
  • Live 24 x 7 IT customer phone support

Many will ask why not just do this with the Microsoft Office Outlook Hotmail Connector, a free Hotmail account and accessing our current POP3 accounts through Hotmail to consolidate everything…

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