Overview

SOGo offers multiple ways to access the calendaring and messaging data. Your users can either use a web browser, Microsoft Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird, Apple iCal, or a mobile device to access the same information.

Inverse [External] has worked to make Mozilla Thunderbird the best Open Source, multi-platform, native client to SOGo. In order to reach this high level of interoperability, two extensions were developed for Thunderbird [External] and its official calendaring complement, Lightning [External]. Nonetheless, SOGo also supports other native clients such as Apple Calendar, Apple Contacts, Microsoft Outlook and any CalDAV and CardDAV client.


SOGo Connector

This extension transforms Thunderbird into a full DAV client for groupware servers such as SOGo.

  • Event organizers
  • CardDAV implementation for the address book
  • Support for WebDAV access control lists (ACL)

SOGo Integrator

This extension transforms Thunderbird in a pure "heavy" client for SOGo. Whereas the SOGo Connector is meant for portability (horizontal integration), the SOGo Integrator makes use of the features and layout of SOGo only (vertical integration).

  • Remote administration of folder subscriptions
  • Automatic replication of your local and subscribed folders
  • Automatic propagation of updates to chosen extensions from a local update server
  • Automatic propagation of default settings

SOGo Integrator is the perfect tool for managers of large-scale infrastructures who wish to easily deploy a native client on all of their users computers. With this extension, the amount of settings that the users have to configure is reduced to a minimum.

Microsoft Outlook / OpenChange

Using the OpenChange connector for SOGo, Microsoft Outlook users can fully share emails, calendars and contacts with other SOGo users.

OpenChange [External] is an implementation of the Microsoft Exchange protocol so Microsoft Outlook clients communicate directly and natively with the SOGo solution through OpenChange - without requiring costly and hard to maintain third party MAPI connectors for Microsoft Outlook.