Some Exchange Online services for business include the Exchange hosted email subscription, Exchange Online Archiving and Exchange Online Protection, as of 2015. Each product has various features that aid in completing different business tasks and allows for the integration with other programs in the Microsoft Office suite, such as Word or Excel.
Exchange Online is primarily a hosted email client, which means that the business does not have to store the data for the email program or the contents on its own servers. The business pays a monthly fee, according to the type of contract it creates with Microsoft, to access the cloud email system, which functions in the same manner as the locally hosted version of Exchange. It supports the creation of custom email address using the business' domain, adding attachments to messages, creating contact lists and integration with calendar and scheduling programs.
Business are also able to sign up for a subscription to Exchange Online Archiving, a cloud data storage system. It features extensive digital and physical safety precautions to protect the integrity of the data, a manager control portal to monitor user access and permissions, and 24-hour phone support.
Another service available through the Exchange Online family is Exchange Online Protection, which acts as an additional feature to the base email services. It allows a company to safeguard its computers from spam and malicious content in the event an employee opens an email containing it.