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Google Apps VS Microsoft Hosted Exchange

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“Economics of IT are changing, and many companies are looking at combinations of on-premise software and software as a service.”

—Rishi Chandra
Product Manager for Google Enterprise
(June 2008)
    

“There are things you can do in desktop apps that you can't do in Web apps.”

—Linus Upson
Google Engineering Director

Microsoft Hosted Exchange vs Google Applications for the Enterprise

FEATURE MICROSOFT HOSTED EXCHANGE GOOGLE APPS
Offline Email via Outlook Outlook syncs Google offers IMAP/POP access (which is email only), or the Google Apps Connector for Outlook (which only synchronizes some information & settings with Google).
Webmail Outlook Web Access GMail
Calendar Outlook syncs Outlook syncs with the Web.
Contacts Outlook syncs with OWA. Detailed contact database. Limited contact database available on the web. Does not sync Contacts with Outlook. This means there’s no back-up.
Tasks Outlook syncs Outlook doesn’t sync with Google tasks in Gmail. There are task lists available in GMail. This means there’s no back-up.
Notes Outlook syncs Outlook doesn’t sync with Google. No notes feature in Gmail but there is in Google Docs. This means there’s no back-up.
Blackberry support Full wireless sync of Email, Calendar, Contacts, Notes and Tasks. Plus option to remotely wipe the handheld in the event it is lost. BES connector available, which requires you to manage your mobile solution on-premise, separately from your messaging solution.
Windows Mobile support Full wireless sync of Email, Calendar, Contacts, Notes and Tasks included in the offering. Remote wipe supported. Sync Email, Calendar and Contacts via Exchange ActiveSync with Premier edition ($50/year per user).
iPhone support Full wireless sync of Email, Calendar, Notes and Tasks. Remote wipe available with Mobile Me account ($99/yr) Sync Email, Calendar and Contacts via Exchange ActiveSync with Premier edition ($50/year per user).
Shared folders Can create shared folders for Email, Calendars, Contacts, Notes and  Tasks.  Accessible in Outlook and via Outlook Web App. Can create shared Calendars accessible only on the Web. Cannot share Contact folders, Tasks or Notes.
Delegation Grant others fine-grained access to email, calendar, contacts, notes, and tasks. Available in Outlook and on the Web. Delegation available via web. Via Outlook there are privacy concerns that should be evaluated: No tracking in sent items, no mark as private, full access is required, etc.

 

 

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