In Rick Vanover’s recent Servers and Storage post, Hosted Exchange services require detailed review, he writes: “For traditional Windows shops, a common question is: Do we leave Microsoft Exchange for a solution such as the Google Apps email service?” He notes that that big of a change may not be for everyone. However, if your organization is contemplating migrating to Google Apps from Microsoft Exchange, you’ll want to attend two upcoming TechRepublic Webcasts, sponsored by Google.

On Thursday, August 13, 2009, two members of the IT team from the Morgans Hotel Group will discuss why and how they migrated their first set of users from Microsoft Exchange to Google Apps in three weeks. They’ll also offer tips on how to prepare your employees for the switch. The team migrated and trained the chain’s 1,700 employees in 10 hotels. Register today!

On Thursday, August 20, 2009, the IT team from Duralee, a decorative fabrics company, will discuss the pros and cons of choosing Google Apps over Microsoft Exchange, including which features Google Apps does and doesn’t have compared to Microsoft Exchange. Register today!

Both TechRepublic Webcasts will feature live Q&A.