What’s New in Hosted Exchange 2016?

IfWhat's New in Hosted Exchange 2016 you’re already using Hosted Exchange in your organisation, you’ll be aware of the benefits and cost savings that hosted email can offer. If you’ve yet to try it, we’re confident that you’ll love the convenience and reliability once you switch.

Now, Cloud4 is able to offer Microsoft Hosted Exchange 2016 – the very newest version of the platform. We were one of the first companies in the UK to roll out Hosted Exchange 2016, and it offers a number of new features that could prove very useful.

Increased Capacity

Microsoft Hosted Exchange 2016 comes with a larger mailbox allowance: a maximum of 100GB for every user in your company. When you consider the fact that many businesses are still providing tiny 500mb mailboxes from on-premise Exchange servers, it’s clear just how much of an improvement hosted Exchange is.

The benefits of increased capacity also extend to other areas of the system. Your users can enjoy permanent email archiving with Cloud4, so your critical corporate data never has to be deleted to free up space. It’s a welcome change from the bad old days of constantly combing your mailbox for large files to free up space.

Better Security

Cyber threats are an increasing risk for small businesses, since hackers use suppliers as an entry point to acquire valuable data about larger companies. While most businesses understand the potential risk of cyber attack, UK government figures suggest that less than 20 percent are confident that their business’ cyber security strategy is robust.

Each hosted Exchange 2016 instance comes with free spam and virus protection as standard, giving you a valuable first line of defence. If your users frequently access their email from public WiFi networks, this kind of protection is essential.

Always Low Cost

Microsoft Hosted Exchange 2016 is a fantastic business tool, but it’s not just for corporate users. Charities, colleges, volunteer groups and religious organisations can all benefit from its accessible price point.

The set-up costs for hosted Exchange are very low; you won’t need a server, a server room, air conditioning or specialist infrastructure. You simply need a good quality connection to our Exchange server, via mobile data connections or a WiFi network.

Once you’re with Cloud4, you can relax: our team takes care of the technical side, leaving you free to get on with your work.

Other Benefits of Hosted Exchange 2016

Microsoft Hosted Exchange 2016 comes with a number of other benefits that can prove valuable in a busy organisation:

  • The new Outlook for the Web application has support for 17 new languages
  • When you access Outlook for the Web on your phone, you’ll get a version tailored for your OS
  • You can use emojis in messages composed using Outlook for the Web – a first for hosted Exchange
  • In SharePoint, sharing documents through OneDrive for Business and hosted Exchange is easier than ever
  • A new Compliance Search tool lets authorised personnel search multiple mailboxes

These are just a few of the changes that Microsoft has introduced this year. We think the new hosted Exchange is the best ever.

Getting Set Up

We can offer you a choice of hosted Exchange installations: 2010, 2013 or 2016. While 2016 offers you all the latest features, 2010 and 2013 offer the functionality and performance you’re used to. If you’re not sure which one to choose, get in touch with our friendly team, and we’ll explain the benefits of each version in more detail.