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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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by:Gareth Gudger
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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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Yes, you can configure Exchange Online Plan 1 without DirSync. You would manually need to create all users in Exchange Online. Without DirSync users would have to manage two different sets of credentials. One set for their local network and one set for Exchange Online.

If you configure Exchange Online it acts exactly like Exchange. The users wouldn't know any different. Outlook connects the same way. Outlook will get an OST file.

Any change they make locally. Receive mail, move mail, delete mail, create a contact, make a meeting request, is automatically reflected if Exchange Online. They can even connect to Outlook Web App and see a mirror image of everything that have done in Outlook.

It is just like on premise Exchange (with slightly less things for you to manage - hardware, patching, etc.). The difference is transparent to end users.

Hope that answers your questions.
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Thank you for your assistance.

Mark
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Glad to help!
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