Office 365 Exchange Online Features

June 22, 2011  |  No Comments  |  by   |  Blog, News

A number of the major feature changes in Exchange Online for Office 365 are discussed in layman terms here (click to view Exchange Online page). These change include well waited for hybrid support features, greatly improved independence from service tickets via broader remote powershell functionality, a slick new idiot proof GUI, as well as a number of other well needed functions.

Yet for some of us IT nerds, we want to see it in an excel sheet and I couldn’t agree more.

Excel your heart out below on the Office 365 Exchange Online Feature List.

Office 365 Exchange Online Feature List

This section presents overviews of Office 365 Exchange Online features and specifications.

FEATURE (BPOS Office 365)


Mailbox size 25 GB
Message size limits (max email size) 25 MB
Recipient limits 500 recepients/day
Deleted item recovery 14 Days
Deleted mailbox recovery 30 Days
Outlook 2010 support Yes
Office Outlook 2007 support Yes
Outlook Anywhere (RPC over HTTPS) Yes
Outlook Web App Premium experience Internet Explorer 7+, Safari 3+, Firefox, Chrome
Outlook Web App Light experience Most other browsers not supported in the Outlook Web App Premium experience
Outlook Web App: session time-out 6 hours
WebReady document viewing Yes
Instant messaging and presence integrated into web email client Yes, with Lync Online
Macintosh support (rich client) Entourage 2008 Web Services Edition, Outlook 2011 for Mac
MOBILITY (BPOS Office 365)
Mobile Devices Windows Mobile and Windows Phone, Nokia E and N series devices, Palm devices, Apple iPhone and iPad, Blackberry*
*Using Blackberry Internet Services (BIS)
Remote device wipe (implementation varies by mobile device manufacturer) Yes
Disable Exchange ActiveSync access No
Mobile device allow/block/quarantine No
Over-the-air-update for Outlook Mobile No
Mobile SMS sync (through Exchange ActiveSync) Yes
SMS (text messaging) notifications Yes
BlackBerry (via BIS) Yes
E-MAIL / INBOX (BPOS Office 365)
?Send on behalf of? and ?send as? Yes
Shared mailboxes Yes
Inbox rules Yes
Tasks Yes
Conversation view and actions (such as ignore conversation) Yes
Connected accounts (aggregate mail from multiple external email accounts) Yes
Personal contacts Yes
Personal distribution groups Yes
Offline Address Book No
Global Address List (GAL) photos Yes
External contacts (in GAL) Yes
CALENDAR (BPOS Office 365)
Out-of-office auto replies Yes
Federated calendar sharing Yes
Side-by-side calendar view in web client Yes
SECURITY (BPOS Office 365)
Anti-spam (AS) Forefront Online Protection for Exchange
Antivirus (AV) Forefront Online Protection for Exchange AV for inbound/oubound, Forefront AV internal
Disclaimers No
Personal archive No

Administration through a web-based interface (Exchange Control Panel) Yes
Application connectivity through web services Yes
SMTP relay Yes
Outlook Web App Web Parts Yes
Outlook add-ins and Outlook MAPI Yes

Please keep in mind, being a cloud service means Exchange Online is constantly changing. Many of the features listed as a No above are in review for implementation by Microsoft. This Exchange Online Feature List list may soon be somewhat out of date (I’ll keep an eye out). This graph was not an original creation of this blog site and was taken from here. As more features arise, the Office 365 Exchange Online Features List will be updated: Please check back soon!


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