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Mail & Shared Calendar Solution for workgroup of Apple Macs

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We have a group of 30 or so Mac (Macbook Pro) users who only have Internet access but no other servers or infrastructure.  We are looking for a reliable Mail & Calendar solution which can share calendars in a typical business work group setting. Under consideration are Cloud based solutions like Outlook & Office 365 or turnkey hardware hardware like a Synology NAS (which is a low maintenance, since they don't have onsite IT assistance) but we don't have any real world experience of setting such a solution and anyone's experiences or ideas would be appreciated.
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Hi Shawyen,

If I was honest, the easiest to setup is either exchange online, less that £3 a user per month, get 50GB storage etc. change a few DNS records and your off. If you like the idea of online storage etc plus the benefits then Office 365 by all means. Microsoft haven't quite finished off Onedrive for business to run on OSX yet, I have a hand full of clients waiting for it's release as they have moved entirely to cloud based storage of 300GB of documents etc.

I am more a Microsoft Exchange man, but their are other online email and calendar services, GMail offer something similar, small monthly fee, change a few DNS records and off you go, all much of a muchness.
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You've a few options
1. OSX Server which can be installed on any recent Mac .. turns on mail, calendar servers for OSX which all users can avail of .. you could buy a cheap MacMini with OSX and install the OSX Server add-on and use that.  Costs $20
https://www.apple.com/osx/server/
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/os-x-server/id883878097

2. 3rd Party Software - Kerio Connect -  http://www.kerio.com/products/kerio-connect or Zimbra - http://www.zimbra.com/products/secure-collaboration-tools-overview - Costs based on numbers of users

3. Cloud or Hosted services such as Office365 Hosted Exchange , Google Apps -  Costs based on numbers of users
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