We believe Microsoft 365 is the future of hosted Microsoft Exchange service. In recent years, Microsoft itself has made huge strides in providing hosted Exchange email that can integrate with its own services (such as Microsoft Teams), and a wide variety of other services.
We have been gradually migrating clients from Rackspace Exchange email to Microsoft 365 email over the past couple of years. Generally speaking, the monthly pricing is comparable, and there are several benefits to Microsoft 365, including:
- Modern Exchange platform that will continue to receive enhancements with no further migrations required.
- Widely-used Exchange email platform with hundreds of integrations with other products and services.
- Bundling of Exchange email and the Office desktop products (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.) in a single license for ease of administration.
- Backup of all email account information is available at a small incremental cost.
- Charges are included in your Interconnected Technologies invoice - no more credit card updating required!
The migration to Microsoft 365 from Rackspace is highly automated using a tool that migrates all of your email, contacts, calendars, tasks, and notes in the background. Our work includes creating the Microsoft 365 account, setting up the mailboxes, doing the migration, setting up Outlook, and setting up mobile devices.
We believe strongly that Microsoft 365 is the best option going forward.