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[SOGo] ANN: SOGo v2.0.0rc2 with Native Outlook Compatibility

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  • From: Wolfgang Sourdeau < >
  • To: SOGo List < >
  • Subject: [SOGo] ANN: SOGo v2.0.0rc2 with Native Outlook Compatibility
  • Date: Fri, 25 May 2012 10:22:41 -0400

Inverse is proud to announce the second release candidate of SOGo v2.0.0 with native Microsoft Outlook compatibility.

This release allows Microsoft Outlook 2003, 2007 or 2010 to talk directly to SOGo - just like if it was a Microsoft Exchange server. No plugins are required for Microsoft Outlook to make this work.

This release candidate is available as source, as RPM packages for Red Hat Enterprise Linux/CentOS version 5 or 6, or as Debian packages for Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" and Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot". The Zero Effort Groupware ("ZEG") virtual appliance is also available for testing purposes.

The virtual appliance consists of the latest development version of SOGo, SOPE and OpenChange, properly installed and configured. Note that the native Microsoft Outlook compatibility is still experimental. The fundamentals have been developed and should suit normal end-users. Progress towards the final version will be fast from now on.

== Getting it ==

To download SOGo ZEG v2.0.0rc2, visit

For Red Hat, Debian or Ubuntu packages, use the nightly builds and follow the configuration instructions from the "SOGo - Native Microsoft Outlook Configuration" guide.

== Changes ==

Here is a list of changes performed by the Inverse team on native Outlook compatibility since rc 1 was released :

* the freebusy information is now accessible to Outlook 2007 and 2010
* fixed a regression that caused the freebusy to malfunction with Outlook 2003

Refer to the "SOGo - Native Microsoft Outlook Configuration" guide for current known issues or limitations.

== Upcoming improvements ==

The follow improvements will occur in the next following days, likely resulting in another release candidate :

* Speed improvements for IMAP and SQL requests
* Memory usage improvements

== Installation / Update ==

For the impatient, once started, point your browser to your ZEG IP address and read the "Clients" section to configure your favorite fat client.

Please refer to the "SOGo - Native Microsoft Outlook Configuration" guide if you are installing the solution for the first time. The ZEG appliance can also be updated using the compilation instructions from the same guide.

The SOGo 2.0.0 virtual appliance now makes use of the nightly Ubuntu packages offered by Inverse. From now on, the "apt-get update" and "apt-get install" commands will keep your installation of SOGo and OpenChange up-to-date.

== Helping Out ==

There are many ways you can help us. You can:

* Tests with Outlook 2003, 2007 and 2010 and send us detailed reports. Bugs should be filed at in the "SOGo Native Outlook Compatibility" project
* Spread the good word about this rc release!
* Follow our development in the mailing list and update regularly the components mentioned above
* Contact us if you want to sponsor specific features with regard to Outlook / SOGo compatibility

=== Getting Support ===

For any questions, do not hesitate to contact us by writing to

Customer support packages for SOGo are available from

  • [SOGo] ANN: SOGo v2.0.0rc2 with Native Outlook Compatibility, Wolfgang Sourdeau, 05/25/2012

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