Using an Exchange environment, can I allow specific users to manage mail, contacts, etc. through Gmail?
Posted on 2011-09-09
Sorry about the tricky title... and if this has already been answered, I apologize as I am struggling to find the answer.
Here's what I'm trying to do... I have 90% of my organization using Outlook on desktops in an Exchange environment like any business might do. However, I have a few users (4-6 people) that do not work from the office or on company owned machines. They currently use OWA to do email, contacts, etc. The OWA environment is very clunky to me. Is there a way for these few users to use a gmail or Google apps type environment to do their mail, contacts, etc? I need all mail to still be handled through my Exchange server (they need the same @mydomain.com addresses everyone else has) and I'd like to be able to manage (from an IT POV) the Google Apps/gmail accounts. The bottom line is I'm looking for a better user environment than OWA can provide. Thanks for thoughts/help.