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Feature Comparison Chart

The table below can help you decide which program(s) are right for you, based on what you need to be able to do. Note that some features for email and calendaring will only be available in certain programs.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

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Able to use with Exchange

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Able to archive email to local folders

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

Yes

Able to configure vacation/auto-replies

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

No

Able to create email rules/filters

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Able to delegate access to your email and/or calendar to someone else

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

N/A

Able to act as a delegate in email and/or calendar on behalf of someone else

Yes

Yes

calendar = Yes
      email/contacts = No

Yes

No

N/A

Able to choose whether or not to send a response, or edit a response, when replying to a meeting invitation

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

N/A

Able to use the scheduling assistant to find free meeting times for a group of people

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes, but no details unless you view the calendar as a delegate

Yes

N/A

Able to share my calendar

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

N/A

Able to view a shared calendar

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

N/A

Able to propose a new time for a meeting that you are invited to

Yes

No

No

Yes

No

N/A

Able to make a calendar event private

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

N/A

Able to use the Exchange global address list (GAL)

Yes

Yes

Yes

No 

Yes

No

Able to have new Exchange information via push instead of timed updates

Yes

Yes, with Web    Services Edition

No

Yes

Yes

No