What is the difference between Hosted Exchange and Office 365?

The main difference between Hosted Exchange and Office 365 is old vs. new. But check out the details of what you get with Office 365, in comparison to Hosted Exchange.

Hosted Exchange Office 365
Built on Microsoft’s Exchange 2010 platform Microsoft’s newest Exchange-based email and productivity solution
No included updates Cloud-based, so it is continually updated, automatically
Up to 20GB storage 50GB of email storage, plus 1TB of OneDrive for Business cloud storage
Email, calendar, contacts Email, calendar, contacts, Skype for Business, and OneDrive for Business included in your Online Essentials plan. You also have access to the online versions of Office software.

Upgrading to Business Premium gets you up to 5 downloads of the latest versions of those Office products. Read more about the Office 365 plans.

Office 365 is a more secure solution than Hosted Exchange. At the service level, Office 365 uses the defense-in-depth approach to provide physical, logical, and data layers of security features and operational best practices. Additionally, Office 365 gives you enterprise-grade user and admin controls to further secure your environment. To learn more, visit the Office 365 Trust Center.

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