[brlug-general] Evolution.. finally there?
tfournet at artisannetwork.com
Thu May 2 14:23:59 CDT 2002
"Ximian Connector enables Ximian Evolution to function as a Microsoft
Exchange 2000 client by communicating with Microsoft Exchange 2000
servers through the WebDAV protocol. End user data, including email
boxes, address books, calendars, and task lists can be stored directly
on the Exchange Server. With Connector installed, Ximian Evolution also
supports group scheduling, including free/busy time publishing, with
other users who are using the Exchange server."
In other words, it's an addon for Evolution that allows it to connect to
an Exchange server using the WebDAV protocol, which is enabled with the
Outlook Web Access. There's no special software to add to the Exchange
software, and the Connector can be installed through Red Carpet.
On Thu, 2002-05-02 at 14:11, Dustin Puryear wrote:
> At 02:46 PM 5/2/2002 -0500, you wrote:
> >The jist of what I've read so far is that Ximian Connector is a client,
> >costing $69 per seat license, that connects to Exchange. From
> Ximian Connector runs on the Exchange server, and is a server component.
> Basically, you run the X Connector parallel to your Exchange service, and
> then you connect to the X Connector with Evolution. The X Connector acts
> like a translator between Evolution and Exchange. Nifty idea I suppose. I
> wonder if they had to pay a license fee to Microsoft, or reverse engineer
> the Exchange protocols?
> >As I understand, it also interfaces through OLA (Outlook Web Access),
> >which must be running on the Exchange server for browser-based access.
> >The term "server product" caught my attention. It is, though, closed
> Yup, closed source.
> Regards, Dustin
> Dustin Puryear <dpuryear at usa.net>
> UNIX and Network Consultant
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