tech talk detroit ep 31 microsoft exchange hack

TechTalk Detroit EP 031: Microsoft Exchange Hack – Why You Should Be Using Cloud Email

tech talk detroit ep 31 microsoft exchange hack


On episode 31, Chuck and Brian walk us through the recent Microsoft Exchange Hack (an attack on on-premise Exchange servers) – and why you’re safer in the cloud.

Microsoft Exchange Hack: Why You Should Be Using Cloud Email

Hundreds of thousands of on-premise Exchange servers were affected by the recent hack – and even with the patch available, there are still almost a hundred thousand servers left vulnerable.

Effects On-Premise Exchange Only

Versions 2013, 2016, and 2019 (and would also effect anything earlier as those are no longer under support)

On-Premise Servers vs. Microsoft 365 (3:48)

An on-premise server requires ongoing support and maintenance that comes as a cost. You’ll also need a good patch policy in place.

With Microsoft 365, your monthly subscription includes automatic updates that Microsoft handles, taking a huge responsibility off of your plate.

Microsoft 365 also opens up more security options (5:29):

  • ATP
  • Encryption
  • Compliance
  • Legal Hold

Speed (6:20)

There may be a small difference in the time it takes for you to see an email come through from your on-premise solution vs. your Microsoft 365. We’ve helped move hundreds of companies over to Microsoft 365, and while the adjustment usually goes unnoticed, here’s why it happens – and it’s worth the delay.

Cost (10:07)

You should always evaluate your costs. It’s important to understand what the cost really means when you’re comparing these two.

On-premise servers include mostly upfront costs. Once you’ve addressed the costs, the idea is that you don’t have them anymore. That’s only partially true. With Microsoft 365, it’s a monthly cost, and all the functionality and features that you need are included.

OneDrive with Microsoft 365 (16:50)

Every user gets a dedicated 1TB of OneDrive space. It acts as workstation backup – which brings huge benefits to your business.

Automation Benefits with Microsoft 365 (19:02)

The Winner? (20:50)

It’s a no brainer.

If you have any questions on Microsoft 365 services, the cloud, or are interested in more information – contact us!

Check out some of our past TechTalk Detroit episodes:

TechTalk Detroit EP 30: Microsoft 365 Add-Ons You Should Be Using

TechTalk Detroit EP 28: IT Budgeting and Planning

TechTalk Detroit EP 27: Is it Time to Switch Your Managed IT Service Provider?

TechTalk Detroit EP 26: Employee Retention – How to Keep Employees Engaged and Satisfied Within the Field of Tech