With Microsoft Exchange, businesses can set up and manage the email accounts of their employees. Microsoft Exchange lets users send and receive emails, as well as archive and organize them. Exchange also protects users from malware and spammers with its built-in antivirus and spam-blocking features.
There is more to Microsoft Exchange than just email, however. The other features of Microsoft Exchange include:
- Scheduling. With Exchange, users can set up appointments and manage their hours. The program includes a calendar and day planner that are simple, clear, and easy-to-use. Exchange will automatically send a reminder to people that are named as co-participants in an appointment or activity. The program also has the ability to create group calendars, which can be viewed or edited by anyone in a specified group (a project team or a department, for example).
- Contact management. With Microsoft Exchange, users can add, edit, and remove the contact info of customers, prospects, competitors, external partners, vendors, and colleagues. Users can organize their contacts into groups and their groups into categories. These contacts can also be exported to (individually or as a batch) and utilized by programs such as Excel, email marketing software, and customer relationship management systems (CRMs). All of the necessary contact information fields are covered by Microsoft Exchange—including Name, Job Title, Company, Department, Manager, Assistant, Phone, Email, and Mailing Address.
- Task management. Microsoft Exchange can also be used by supervisors to assign, track, and manage their employees’ tasks. Managers can use Exchange to assign tasks to specific employees; attach files to an assignment; assign start dates and due dates; receive automated progress updates; and track the hours spent on a given task. Exchange can be used by employees, on the other hand, to delegate tasks to a different colleague or subordinate; share files; remind themselves of due dates; and to report progress and hours spent.
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