We currently use SBS2011 and are feeling its limits now, so its time to move to a proper domain with a separate DC, Exchange, DNS etc. We have a single domain, 80 users, and up until now SBS has been a filling "meal deal" so to speak.
One of our sister organisations got 365 a few months ago and I really like many aspects of it, from administration to end user experience. They did get it with a huge discount being not-for-profit which made it a no brainer, but they haven't experienced any downtime, and I love not worrying about backups, or any on site Exchange issues that may arise.
So I'm facing a dilemma - do I stay in house and move from Exchange 2010 to 2013, or while the opportunity is here do I just move to 365? What has your experience been in a similar scenario? In house we'll have to get 80 new CALs for £60-£70 each for the new server, and although Office 2010 will be here for a while to come, eventually we'll have to start shelling out £300 or so for whatever version of Office is around in 4-5 years. That's almost £5000 just for CALs plus Exch licence, which is pretty close to a years worth of 365. And eventually when we do upgrade Office, the costs will start to pile up.
I welcome your advice and any tips you can give.