I've just started volunteering at a local organisation and I've been asked to come up with a solution to the following problem. However, networking is hardly my forte so I thought I'd ask here before I went (blindly) down a particular path.
I think the scenario is pretty simple but I'm not sure how to solve it.
1) They have three full time staff, each with their own e-mail account which is accessed using Outlook (pop3 - because of limited hosting space).
2) They have shared files on each computer which can be accessed from each computer.
1) I've been asked if I can synchronize their e-mail contacts so they don't have to manually update them periodically, or every time a contact is updated/deleted.
2) If all the files can be stored centerally so they are more organised.
I've had a look at Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft Server. Both seem daunting (probably because I've never used them before) and I'm not sure if they're overkill for what I need. Are there more appropriate solutions available or should I go down the exchange/server route?