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!
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.
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.
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: