Microsoft Exchange Server (MES) has many functions and features that help businesses manage their e-mail, contacts, calendars and content much more efficiently than they had been able to do in the past. Microsoft Exchange Server is the central platform for managing a wide variety of information and configuration settings across an organization. To this end, a number of Microsoft Exchange Server providers have surfaced on the IT services market. With this huge selection of companies to choose from, there are some considerations that companies must take into account before choosing which IT support provider to work with.
Microsoft Exchange Server (MES) comes with Microsoft Outlook Express (OE),
which allows for an efficient and adaptable web client interface to be used by employees. Microsoft Exchange Server also includes Microsoft Outlook Web Access, which is the core component of MS Exchange. Microsoft Exchange Enterprise Solutions (ES) is the umbrella term under which MESs fall. This enables companies to manage all aspects of their enterprise communications including auto responder, messaging, calendar, contacts management, mobile device management, contact management, and social networking features that are included in MS Exchange.
Microsoft Exchange Server offers several tools which are crucial for organizations that rely heavily on electronic document management (EDM). The tools include Microsoft Exchange Serveruler (MSEx Manager), Microsoft Exchange Server Migration Manager (MEM), Microsoft Sharepoint Recovery Manager (SRM), Microsoft Visual Studio Automation (VAM), Microsoft Office Online (MOao) and Microsoft Sharepoint Workbook (STB). Microsoft Sharepoint is a collaboration environment that enables users to create documents, share calendars, files, attachments, notes, photos and videos, chat, video and audio chats and web pages. On the other hand, Microsoft Sharepoint applications helps users to engage in various online activities such as file sharing, e-mailing, online collaboration, wikis and other web content management systems. It also facilitates the creation of applications such as spreadsheets, templates, and databases.
Microsoft Sharepoint is an integrated platform that integrates enterprise web applications with corporate intranet, enterprise social networks, business intelligence (BI) and enterprise search applications. It is used in conjunction with Microsoft Outlook, and as a web browser application. For easy organization and management of information, Sharepoint has the benefits of password protection, organization and security control, collaboration and information security management, project tracking, IT management and web deployment. In order to maximize the advantages of Sharepoint, businesses need to implement Microsoft 365 online e-mail marketing, which can help them to effectively communicate and collaborate with their Sharepoint-enabled colleagues and customers.
Microsoft 365 offers two different approaches to enable the collaboration.
First, companies can utilize the hosted Microsoft Office Online or self-service portal for managing emails, tasks, calendars and contacts. On the other hand, there is a second approach – Microsoft Cloud-based Business Intelligence (Binary Component Library or CBLS) tool, which makes it easier for companies to build and manage their on-premises data, apps and reports. In addition, Sharepoint consultants can help organizations evaluate the benefits of cloud-based computing and migrate to hosted solutions if necessary.
Organizations will need cloud-based tools such as the following to access enterprise data from anywhere: Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft SharePoint (Exchange Server eConnect or eSMX), Microsoft Lotus Notes, Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint. Microsoft SharePoint is a web browser based application that allows users to create documents, share documents with others and view these in various Microsoft outlook. In addition, cloud computing allows users to run third party software applications. This process is called software installation. Business analysts can find the following areas of business interest when evaluating the needs for Microsoft 365:
Another area that business analysts may note is the need to consider how to balance Outlook emails with the appropriate number of emails that are scheduled for delivery to the client connections. This balancing act is part of what is known as the OCR or Off Rack Connectivity. Microsoft Exchange Server also offers some additional capabilities in the form of Microsoft Business Solutions. Some of these capabilities include Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS) and Microsoft Dynamics SL.
Microsoft Exchange Server and Microsoft SharePoint allow users to access each other through the use of on-demand internet access, which has become very popular. However, some organizations may need to have physical server roles to accommodate an IT department with twenty-four (24) user workstations divided between four (4) departments, each having ten (10) email boxes.
- To ease access, an organization may choose to implement Microsoft SharePoint as a service on the physical server.
- Microsoft SharePoint allows for easy collaboration between staff members, groups and teams and works well with Microsoft Exchange Server.
- When considering the alternatives to Microsoft Exchange Server, businesses will want to weigh the cost of the alternative technologies as well as the long term benefits of integrating Microsoft Exchange Server with SharePoint and Microsoft Business Solutions.