If you are a user of Email, chances are that you are aware of the concept of archiving . What it really means is that in order to ensure that our mailbox remains within the specified limit , we remove the mails from our mailbox and store the same as a backup usually in the form of a .PST file . In many cases , this process is automated whereby a user specifies that any mail beyond , say, 6 months should be archived and the PST file is then stored on his PC or on the Server .
In Exchange Online , which is a part of Cloud Service Office365 , you get online Archive mailbox as a part of your Office365 Plan . This has many advantages over the traditional method. To know more about the same, read the details at http://www.techgyan.com/Pages/Archiving.aspx
Let me know if you have any questions on the same. I would be more than happy to answer them.
So get going and implement Office365 Online Archiving in your Company ! Now !
with warm regards
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