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  • Hi,

    I'm tasked with maintaining the hard- and software equipment of a small office: 1 server, 4 workstations, about 10 users. The office is connected to Internet by a relativly slow DSL line.

    For this office, I need the following capabilities:

    email: each user has one personal email account, then there are a few global ones to whom a number of users have to have access (info@..., support@...). One or more common "contacts" lists are mandatory. Currently, this is realized via (external) IMAP accounts and address lists shared on file level.

    documents: currently, documents are organized in directories on the file server. There is no overlying structure, versioning, and backups tend to be difficult.

    managing: currently, there is no global nor personal calendar. It might be beneficial to introduce such.


    I'm currently in planning to update this installation. However, I'm unsure what platform(s) are available, e.g. whether Exchange would be worth considering, what about Sharepoint and so on.

    Is there a place in the forums I could get recommendations on that?




    Friday, July 30, 2010 8:29 AM


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