[ILUG] Using outlook wtih OS backends?
bigbro at skynet.ie
Fri Feb 18 16:07:41 GMT 2005
While this looks like a good product - but have you seen the pricetag
attached? And how much _more_ than just calandering it does?
It's a drop-in replacement (or tries to be) for Exchange server - and
has about 85% featureset that I neither need nor want. I already have
several competent mail servers. Project management and time management
and tasking go through a seperate system (which uses SMTP to talk to the
aforementioned mail systems, as required.)
What I've been looking for is a calandering system - but apart from the
shared web calendars (some of which you can sync to iCal) I'm still
looking for something suitable.
Cheers for trying though :-)
Rory Browne wrote:
> Does this have what you want?
> On Fri, 18 Feb 2005 11:53:37 +0000, Gareth Eason <bigbro at skynet.ie> wrote:
>> The big downfall I found with calandering products in the Open source
>>arena as that I didn't seem to get a choice about group-only publicity
>>and public-publicity without jumping through hoops every time I made a
>>change to my calendar data.
>> Surely typical requirements are that you have three sets of calendar data:
>> 1. personal - you want the hours blocked off publicly, but not what you
>>are doing during those times.
>> 2. group-public - I work with (say) a group of people - and these are
>>the only people I wish to be able to share this data with. Again,
>>optionally, the hours may be blocked off publicly, but not what I (or
>>other members of the group) am doing. Often, this is a 'shared' calender.
>> 3. public - This is where I (potentially) want to put my world travels
>>and exploits and times and dates I'll be in what pub on what continent -
>>public to the internet so that people can find me and join me for a
>>swift half *cough* if they so desire.
>> I'm currently using a hacked collective of iCal (on OS X) and outlook /
>>exchange / evolution (on Win/Linux) to manage my calendaring data - but
>>I would really rather roll it into one. While Exchange is by far the
>>best calendaring (with group working) program I've come across, it is
>>slow, cumbersome, very poor off-line, Windows only, etc.
>> Oh - and synchronising data to my phone and setting reminders is very
>>very not optional :-)
>> I suspect I may have to find some time myself and crack out the old C++
>>compiler :-) But if anyone know's of something that can do some/all of
>>this stuff, please do let me know :-)
>> Best regards,
>>Des Keane wrote:
>>>On Thu, 17 Feb 2005 14:51:56 +0000, Braun Brelin <bbrelin at openapp.biz> wrote:
>>>>Does anyone know if Outlook 2000 supports non-microsoft calendaring
>>>>servers? I.e. can I use Outlook 2000 and some sort of OSS calendar
>>>>server, preferably something that supports iCal?
>>>You can publish your free/busy information onto say a
>>>webserver/ftpserver and get some distance with that approach. You can
>>>query others' fb info in the same way. So this lets you check if
>>>someone else is available when scheduling a joint meeting, then
>>>Outlook will e-mail them the invite, then they'd import it into their
>>>calendar. So it's not full group calendaring, but it's dead easy.
>>Irish Linux Users' Group
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