I have a subscription for Office 365 Home and would like to setup an Exchange server with a custom domain name so me and a couple friends can sync our calendars, contacts and even mails from out Outlook desktop, web and mobile apps. What I understand from reading the description of Office 365 Business Essentials, I can pay $6 per month/user and have access to an Exchange server (plus some other stuff) and sync our Outlook apps to it BUT customer service says I cannot use my Home version of Office like that, which makes no sense to me.
What I want in the end game, once the company we are setting up is running, is a common calendar where one person (i.e. secretary) can arrange our meetings and other day-to-day stuff and we can all see all contacts in a shared address book. Also (maybe possible) have common custom templates for emails, setup out-of-office messages and everything you normally do in an office when having an in-house Exchange server.
Is it possible to achieve what I want?
Thanks in advance!