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Need recommendation on migrating SBS 2003 to Windows Essentials 2012 and moving Email to Exchange Online

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I currently have SBS 2003 using Exchange SP2.

I have 13 client PC's that have Office 2003 (1 has Office 2010).

I am in the process of upgrading all the PC's to Win 7 in preparation for moving to Essentials 2012 (5 more to go).

I need to get all the clients on Exchange online before I can upgrade the server to Essentials 2012 which has no Exchange.

However, based on my research Exchange online (BPOS) is the only thing that supports Outlook 2003.

It sounds as though BPOS does not support some Outlook features.

What would be the best solution to this migration issue with Outlook?
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by:Aaron Tomosky
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Exchange online doesn't come with outlook licenses, so unless you go for what ms is really pushing, office365...

If you are looking at new office licenses anyway, 365 may be the way to go.
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I have looked at Office 365 but if you do a 5 year cost study the onsite Office 2013 is a cheaper solution. I also realize that 5 years is a long time in todays environment.

If I chose to go with on site Office 2013 my problem is I have to move my clients to Exchange online before I upgrade the server from SBS 2003 to Server Essentials 2012. Apparently there are some compatibility probems with Office 2003 and Exchange online.

You are correct if I go on and move all the clients to 365 I think there would be no compatiblity or migration problems.  365 does have some advantiages.
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And If you consider the always current version of 365 it starts to make sense. That's without even factoring in the time value of money.
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We can only get 10 Meg download and 750 KB upload DSL at our place of business.  Will 365 work ok at that speed?  We use mostly Excel.
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I have looked at 365 again. And you are correct when you consider the time value of money 365 makes more sense. It will remove my migration issues.  I simply move everyone to 365 from win 7 pc's then upgrade my server to Essentials.

That is going to be my recommendation to the company owner.
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