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Exchange Online Plan P1 (office 365)

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Hello,

A customer of mine wants to purchase an online email system. It would appear that Exchange online plan P1 might satisfy their needs.

They are a company of 20 users and want to use outlook 2010 as the email client. They want all email data to remain in the cloud with a copy on their local computer. They also want to be able to make subfolders within outlook and have changes replicated to the cloud.

Single Sign on is not a requirement.

What would be the recommended way to proceed? This is a fairly simple environment.

Thanks in advance.

Mark
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Gareth GudgerSolution Architect
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Sounds like Exchange Online Plan 1 is what they need.

If you are asking about migration then not knowing anything about there existing environment I can't adequately answer. If they have on premise Exchange then for 20 users a cutover migration is normally the best way to go.

Cutover Migration
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj874016(v=exchg.150).aspx


And if they are using on premise Active Directory then I would look at setting up DirSync with PasswordSync.

DirSync
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn635310(v=office.15).aspx#PlanningVirtual

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All I would like to know is if I can set up  new email system (migration of data is not necessary) so that it looks like Microsoft Exchange option when configuring Outlook (e.g. ".ost" file)  and not having a dirsync server. This way, any change within Outlook is automatically reflected in the cloud (e.g creating a sub folder within the inbox).

The desire is to keep all email data in the cloud with a local copy.
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Thank you for your assistance.

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