Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Office 365 plans - Exchange

The next in a series of blog posts on the differences between the plan offerings in Office 365.

 

Product

1 – Lync

2 – SharePoint

3 – Exchange

4 – Enterprise Suites

5 – Small Business Suite

6 – Office Web Apps

7 – Office 2010 Professional Plus

8 – Kiosk Suites

 

Feature

Exchange Online
Kiosk

Exchange Online
(Plan 1)

Exchange Online
(Plan 2)

Mailbox size

500 megabytes (MB)

25 gigabytes (GB)*

Unlimited**

Outlook Web App
(regular and light versions)

Yes

Yes

Yes

POP

Yes

Yes

Yes

IMAP

No

Yes

Yes

Outlook Anywhere (MAPI)

No

Yes

Yes

Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync®

No

Yes

Yes

Exchange Web Services

No***

Yes

Yes

Inbox rules

No

Yes

Yes

Delegate access

No (cannot access other users’ mailboxes, shared mailboxes, or resource mailboxes)

Yes

Yes

Instant messaging interoperability in OWA

No

Yes (requires Lync Online or Microsoft Lync Server 2010)

Yes (requires Lync Online or Microsoft Lync Server 2010)

SMS notifications

No

Yes

Yes

Custom retention policies

Yes

Yes

Yes

Multi-mailbox search

Yes

Yes

Yes

Personal archive

No

Yes

Yes

Voicemail

No

No

Yes

Legal hold

No

No

Yes

*25 GB of storage apportioned across the user’s primary mailbox and personal archive

**25 GB of storage in the user’s primary mailbox, plus unlimited storage in the user’s personal archive. Refer to the personal archive section of this document for further information regarding unlimited storage in the archive

***Direct access to Kiosk user mailboxes via Exchange Web Services is not permitted. However, line of business applications can use Exchange Web Services impersonation to access Kiosk user mailboxes

 

All subscriptions include organization-wide capabilities such as journaling, transport rules, and premier anti-spam and antivirus filtering via Forefront Online Protection for Exchange.

 

User subscriptions are not required for conference rooms and shared mailboxes. These special mailbox types do not have login credentials—instead, licensed users with the appropriate permissions manage them via delegation.

 

Office 365 Suite E1 = Exchange Online Plan 1

Office 365 Suite E2 = Exchange Online Plan 1

Office 365 Suite E3 = Exchange Online Plan 2

Office 365 Suite E4 = Exchange Online Plan 2

Office 365 Suite P = Exchange Online Plan 1

 

Exchange online has messaging limits (refer to http://help.outlook.com/en-us/140/dd630704.aspx#RecipientLimits). Summary:

 

These limits are applied to every e-mail message.

 

Message size limit   The maximum total size of an e-mail message. The total size includes the message header, the message body, and any file attachments.

Note   An e-mail client may limit the size of an individual file attachment to a value much less than the message size limit. For example, in Outlook Web App, the maximum individual file attachment size is 10 MB.

Limit = 25 MB

File attachments limit   The maximum number of file attachments allowed in an e-mail message. Even if the total size of all the file attachments doesn't violate the message size limit, there is still a limit on how many attachments are allowed in the message.

Limit = 125 attachments

Subject length limit   The maximum number of text characters allowed in the subject line of an e-mail message.

Limit = 255 characters

Multipart message limit   The maximum number of message body parts that are allowed in a MIME multipart message.

Limit = 250 parts

Embedded message depth limit   The maximum number of forwarded e-mail messages that are allowed in an e-mail message.

Limit = 30 embedded messages

 

Recipient and sender limits

 

Recipient limit   The maximum number of message recipients allowed in the To:, Cc:, and Bcc: fields.

Limit = 500 recipients

Message rate limit   The maximum number of e-mail messages that can be sent from a single e-mail client per minute. The client is identified by the user account.

Limit = 30 messages per minute

Recipient rate limit   The maximum number of recipients that can receive e-mail messages sent from a single cloud-based mailbox in a 24 hour period. After the limit has been reached, messages can’t be sent from the mailbox until the number of messages sent in the past 24 hours drops below the limit. The recipient rate limit applies to messages sent to recipients inside and outside your organization. For more information, see Bulk E-Mail and Daily Recipient Rate Limits.

  • Microsoft Live@edu   Limit = 500 recipients per day
  • Office 365 for professionals and small businesses     Limit = 500 recipients per day
  • Office 365 for enterprises   Limit = 1,500 recipients per day