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Old 8th April 2017, 12:39 PM   #16
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Google Apps has step by step documentation, regarding logging into your domain provider and copy / pasting the MX code etc.

Did it about two years ago with no issues from memory.

I just followed the documentation, and was all good. (Note that we lost all our old emails IIRC but we didn't care, I have no idea if it was possible to transfer them across, probably was).

We are happy with GApps and we use Outlook 2016. We're not power users, but it works 'good enough' for us. Like Nsanity said, GApps uses Labels, which is not really "Folders" that Outlook uses, but is a tag IIRC, but seems to sync fine and doesn't appear any different.
We will see how MS trial goes because existing web host (although apparently happy to be losing the customer) says his existing customers who have made the move regret it due to lots of down time and issues.. Lets hope its just him being bitter.
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Old 19th April 2017, 10:17 AM   #17
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Outsource it. Cheaper and will net a better result.
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Old 21st April 2017, 10:46 AM   #18
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Outsource it. Cheaper and will net a better result.
suggestions to whom?
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Any recommendations for an email host for around 15 email addresses that will allow large IMAP inboxes, say max 10gigs or so? Got a client hell bent on using imap across all devices and keeping every email ever. G suite is an option but bit pricey, but if that's all there is will go down that path.
If $5 per mailbox per month is "pricey", I would suggest that perhaps they don't understand the true cost to their business of managing enormous mailboxes on local infrastructure.

How much are they paying for their current email software, remote access, security, management, updates, patches, backups, etc, etc?

Quantify that cost, and then compare to $5 per mailbox with all of that covered. (Not even factoring in all the other stuff you get - drive/docs, IM/voice/video messaging, etc).

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If you ok with living in a browser. G-Suite or O365 will cover you.
More than that, if your fleet is highly mobile and wants phones/tablets as their devices while on the road, G-Suite is amazing for both iOS and Android users. The apps supplied are great.

Plus it comes with built-in MDM, so you can secure your company data and wipe it (as in: wipe just the company data, not the whole phone) in the event of emergency.

If I was looking at communications for a business that was highly mobile (on-site support techs, travelling sales people, etc) G-Suite would stand out for me.

If your business is mostly folks at desks in corporate offices, then it's much of a muchness compared to O365. With that said, Office 365 for mobile is getting there, but they're still playing a bit of catch up. And I have no idea what their MDM offering is (if any, and if it's another expense on top, whereas it's free with G-Suite).
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O365

Not the cheapest, but at least you know it works well enough for the average person.
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And I have no idea what their MDM offering is (if any, and if it's another expense on top, whereas it's free with G-Suite).
There is one.

I believe its free on the enterprise plans, but not on the "Business" plans.

That said, everyone "business" that uses more than just "email and the app" is on the enterprise one anyway.
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There is one.

I believe its free on the enterprise plans, but not on the "Business" plans.

That said, everyone "business" that uses more than just "email and the app" is on the enterprise one anyway.
So back to the first post, the comment was that "G Suite is too expensive".

Given that G-Suite's $5 plan is (a) cheaper than every single plan Microsoft offer, and (b) offers everything (and more) Microsoft offer in their $13.20 plan (2.6 times the cost per user), I'd dare say that Microsoft won't win this sale.
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So back to the first post, the comment was that "G Suite is too expensive".

Given that G-Suite's $5 plan is (a) cheaper than every single plan Microsoft offer, and (b) offers everything (and more) Microsoft offer in their $13.20 plan (2.6 times the cost per user), I'd dare say that Microsoft won't win this sale.
we are going with MS, it works out cheaper per user because it includes office software suite which currently costs them $90 per user a year..

+ it has shared calendars/contacts/tasks

I just hope its more reliable then the outgoing email host has hinted at.
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we are going with MS, it works out cheaper per user because it includes office software suite which currently costs them $90 per user a year..

+ it has shared calendars/contacts/tasks

I just hope its more reliable then the outgoing email host has hinted at.
GSuite has all of the features you mentioned above. (Docs, Spreadsheets, Calendar, Contacts, Tasks, and tonnes more).
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GSuite has all of the features you mentioned above. (Docs, Spreadsheets, Calendar, Contacts, Tasks, and tonnes more).
Integrated into outlook though?
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Integrated into outlook though?
Of course not. Why would you want to use a legacy method of email management? That's the 1990s way of dealing with communication.

Modernise and halve your costs in one go. Makes way more business sense.
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Of course not. Why would you want to use a legacy method of email management? That's the 1990s way of dealing with communication.

Modernise and halve your costs in one go. Makes way more business sense.
they like their thick outlook client, web based is annoying.
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they like their thick outlook client, web based is annoying.
Ah, the "but we've always done it this way" crowd. Enough said.

At the pace technology is moving currently, these folk are going to start costing businesses a lot of money. It's going to be an interested decade ahead.
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