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Microsoft® Office 365 For Dummies® by Jennifer Reed, Ken Withee

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Chapter 3

Unleashing the Power of Exchange Online

In This Chapter

arrow Discovering how Exchange Online provides flexibility and reliability

arrow Understanding the value of anywhere and anytime access

arrow Finding out about Exchange Online security and compliance standards

With the cloud, individuals and small businesses can snap their fingers and instantly set up enterprise-class services.

— Roy Stephan

If you are like most people, you couldn’t care less about how your e-mail gets into your inbox as long as it does. If your company uses Microsoft products, then chances are that you use an application called Outlook to send and receive e-mail. Outlook also has some other nifty features, including a calendar, the ability to reserve conference rooms, invite people to meetings, store contacts, and even create your to-do lists and tasks. Although you are probably familiar with the Outlook application, you may not know that it has a behind-the-scenes partner. That partner is Exchange, a server application that handles all the heavy lifting. The Outlook application on your desktop is constantly connecting to the Exchange server to find out what information it should present to you.

Because Outlook and ...

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