Organizations today have many options based on their Microsoft environmental standards. As we continue to encourage the exploration of new products and Microsoft technologies, hosting can take the opportunity to reduce infrastructure and cost savings. While these services offer an interesting solution at first glance, it is important to understand the impact of the manufacturer and support the needs outside of the application. This comprehensive comparison paper evaluates the feasibility, limitations, and overall business impact of hosting solutions from both Microsoft® Business Development Online Suite (BPOS) and Google Apps Premier Edition (GAPE). The categories were selected based on typical business needs for message hosting and included customer experience, IT management and support, end-users in-place hosting, transportation, export, and pricing options.