Hosted Exchange (Online)

Researching Hosted Exchange (online) for a client (71 mailboxes). Question has come up as to why I would need to employ a Hybrid setup and what that cost might be. My understanding is a hybrid setup would be done if client had an exchange server on site previously and wanted to migrate those settings and mailboxes to the online exchange version while retaining the features. It would also grant more time to make the migration of the mailboxes to the online version. I would also need archiving to meet requirements for this client. The client currently has POP email hosted by another firm currently, do i even need to do a hybrid setup? The ongoing cost of exchange online would be a total of $497 per month.  This would include $4.00 x 71 for the email boxes = $284 plus $3.00 for archiving x 71 users = $213 per month. Knowing the task will have a one time charge to migrate the email boxes. Can someone verify if I am missing something?
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

First of all you will need to understand the customer's current Messaging Environment. What POP3 services customer using and check the feasibiltiy for migration with Exchange Online.  

You dont need to setup Hybrid in this case as customer is not using Exchange On prem services.

Once you verify all information and you need to make a plan for initial configuration, setup and then migration.

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.