New capabilities of Exchange Online 2010

There’s a few links around the net listing some of the features coming in Exchange Online with 2010 but they are few and far betwee, so I thought it would be good to summarise them here.
The key components are:

  • Voicemail with Unified Messaging
  • Integrated archiving
  • Retention policies and legal hold
  • Transport rules
  • Multi-mailbox search
  • Conversation View
  • MailTips
  • Enhanced web-based administration
  • Role-based access control
  • Remote PowerShell
  • Free/busy between cloud & on-premise
  • Cross-premises management
  • Native migration tools

Let’s have a look at these in a bit more detail.

Client Access

  • IMAP
  • Customise ActiveSync security policies
  • Full OWA support in Firefox & Safari
  • IM and presence in OWA
  • OWA side-by-side calendar view
  • Mobile free/busy lookup
  • Mobile reply status
  • Mobile SMS sync
  • Over-the-air update for Outlook mobile

Email & Calendaring

  • Conversation view
  • Ingore/move conversation
  • MailTips
  • Mailk aggregation
  • Shared nickname cache across OWA & mobile
  • Message tracking (user self-service)
  • Free/busy interoperability with on-premise
  • Free/busy & calendar sharing with other organisations (ie. Exchange federation)
  • Publish calendar for anonymous access

Contacts & Directory

  • Dynamic distribution groups
  • Restricted distribution groups
  • Moderated distribution groups
  • Share personal contacts
  • Contact information update (user self-service)

Unified Messaging & Fax

  • Hosted voicemail (integrationon with PABX)
  • Outlook Voice Access
  • ‘Play on phone’ button
  • Missed call notifications
  • Caller ID
  • Company auto-attendant
  • Self-service PIN reset
  • Message waiting indicator
  • Voicemail preview
  • Call answering rules
  • Protected voicemail

Security

  • Sign in using AD credentials
  • Route outbound mail via on-premise for filtering
  • Multi-factor authentication (smartcard, soft certificate)
  • Integration with on-premise RMS (for search, pre-licensing)
  • RMS transport rules
  • Journal decryption of RMS messages
  • Outlook Protection Rules

Administration

  • Remote PowerShell
  • Role Based Access Controls
  • Exchange Management Console
  • Enhanced migration tools
  • No OST re-synchronisation after migration
  • Offboarding tools
  • Support for organisations greater than 30,000 users

Compliance & Archiving

  • Exchange Personal Archive
  • E-Discovery (Multi-mailbox search)
  • Message Retention (Archive & Delete policies)
  • Message Retention (Legal Hold poliy)
  • Compliance auditing
  • Transport rules
  • Custom disclaimers