We have a small company (<10 users) where all users currently have MS Outlook 2007 client installed on their workstation. The MS Outlook 2007 client accesses their POP3 e-mail accounts at the remote ISP.
We are thinking of deploying MS Exchange 2007 so as to gather the e-mails of all POP3 accounts we use into Exchange user mailboxes, so as to have a central and secure view of the e-mails we receive and send out to clients and partners. The dispatch of e-mails is being carried out through the ISP's SMTP server.
We would like to know whether MS Exchange 2007 supports the following usage scenarios:
A) We wish that specific domain users (or domain user groups) have access to particular contact lists in MS Exchange 2007, i.e. a Sales department user would have access to particular sales-related company-wide contacts. A technical support department user would have access to techsupp-related company-wide contacts, and so on. In essence, we need to provide users with access to a "generic" company-wide contacts list and additional set(s) of contact lists according to their department or role. Is this doable in MS Exchange 2007 and how can we do it ?
B) We need to deploy a software VOIP solution from 3CX (www.3cx.com
) to our internal network and we want to take advantage of the CallerID functionality offered by the software, where in every incoming call, the MS Outlook 2007 3CX plug-in checks the Outlook Address Book for the telephone number and if it finds that it belongs to one of the contacts in the Outlook Address Book, it pops up a window with the contact profile. The 3CX plug-in supports such functionality for all contacts in the Outlook Address Book.
*** Question: Does Outlook Address Book contain the contacts from the MS Exchange 2007 contacts lists as I describe it in the usage scenario A we are interested in ???
C) Can we secure the contacts in MS Exchange 2007, so as that domain users will NOT be able to change the details of a contact ? So, company-wide contacts can only be changed by authorised users, whereas the details of personal contacts in the MS Outlook 2007 client of a user can be modified freely by them ?
Thank you for your help.