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Compare and contrast godaddy hosted exchange vs office365

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We  need to recommend to a client of 15 people a hosted email solution.

I'm debating between godaddy hosted exchange 2010 (https://www.godaddy.com/email/hosted-exchange.aspx) and godaddy office365 (resold from ms obviously, https://www.godaddy.com/business/office-365.aspx)

The chosen solution really should interface with active directory which is running on a local server in their office.  So, when we disable a user or change a password, the change should be reflected on the hosted solution, and thus in their outlook/phones

I can't find a clear answer - does someone here have personal experience they can share?
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Simon Butler (Sembee) earned 500 total points
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"The chosen solution really should interface with active directory which is running on a local server in their office."

You can only do that with Office365 as far as I am aware, so the choice is pretty clear. Office365.

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Office365 seems to be the way to go - godaddy sales chat (who checked with tech support) told me they don't currently support active directory sync (?)

Currently looking at AppRiver - does anyone have this kind of sync-setup working?
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Microsoft have not made the technology available to anyone else.
The only option if you have that requirement is Office365, either direct or via a reseller.

Anyone else who is doing it will be using their own application or middleware, which means you are at their mercy for support.

Simon.
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Be advised that the Small Business Plans do not include AD intergration.  You need the mid-size plan upwards

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The Midsize plans got removed this month. The Small Business Plans got overhauled as well. They are now the Business Essentials plans. Maximum of 300 users now. I believe all plans offer DirSync with PasswordSync. Its just the Enterprise plans that can only do ADFS.
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/business/compare-all-office-365-for-business-plans-FX104051403.aspx
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Thanks Gareth - missed that one

PEter
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sorry for the delay in responding here - this answer was chosen as it was very clear and to the point what i needed to know
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