Linked by David Adams on Thu 28th Aug 2008 17:51 UTC, submitted by stonyandcher
Features, Office Everyone knows that Microsoft Exchange is expensive - but ubiquitous " and plenty of open source projects and vendors have been trying a variety of technical approaches to replace it. While none is yet a drop-in replacement, a PC World article looks at ways that some administrators can get a cost advantage by switching.
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RE: Citadel
by Cymro on Fri 29th Aug 2008 17:37 UTC in reply to "Citadel"
Cymro
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Many will say that you still need to support Outlook. I say this is rubbish. I've seen it with several clients who were forced to use built in pop3/imap clients in a CRM tool. The switch from Outlook went well. It can be done, users can be trained.


IMAP + WebDAV + LDAP + web services in Entourage scares our IT team witless. The amount of work needed for a small number of clients poisons any idea of moving more users off Outlook.

I would like to see Evolution or KMail with the OpenChange connector (let's hope it's good) running natively on Windows & Mac. For IT to even entertain the idea, there needs to be a drop-in replacement for Outlook - even Outlook 2001 for Mac would have made a better argument than Entourage, Thunderbird or Mail.app.

Hopefully the GTK+ and QT4/KDE porting efforts will deliver something better than we have now. I'd hope it would encourage Linux adoption too.

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