SOGo Now Offers Native Outlook Compatibility!
October 4, 2011

The Inverse Team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of SOGo 2.0.0beta1 with native Outlook compatibility. SOGo is the first Free and Open Source groupware to offer this feature!

New features in 2.0.0beta1

This prerelease 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. All other great features of SOGo, such as its excellent integration with Apple iCal/iPhone and Mozilla Thunderbird, are kept intact.

Getting it

You can download the pre-configured virtual appliance for VirtualBox. Since it is a prerelease, it will be distributed as source only. Packages for most distributions will be offered in upcoming beta releases. Nonetheless, the Zero Effort Groupware (ZEG) virtual appliance is available for testing purposes.

What is SOGo?

SOGo is a free and modern scalable groupware server. It offers shared calendars, address books and emails through your favorite Web browser or by using a native client such as Mozilla Thunderbird and Lightning. SOGo is standard-compliant and supports CalDAV, CardDAV, GroupDAV and reuses existing IMAP, SMTP and database servers - making the solution easy to deploy and interoperable with many applications. SOGo features:

  • Scalable architecture suitable for deployments from dozen to many thousand users
  • Rich Web-based interface that shares the look and feel, the features and the data of Mozilla Thunderbird and Lightning
  • Improved integration with Mozilla Thunderbird and Lightning by using the SOGo Connector and the SOGo Integrator
  • Native Microsoft Outlook 2003, 2007 and 2010 compatibility using the OpenChange middleware
  • Two-way synchronization support with any SyncML-capable devices (BlackBerry, Palm, Windows CE, etc.) by using the Funambol SOGo Connector
  • Excellent integration with Apple iCal 3/4 and Apple iPhone OS 3/4
  • and many more! SOGo is completely free.

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