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Re: Exchange Calendar client?

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On Saturday 14 December 2002 1:15 am, Michael Heironimus wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 13, 2002 at 01:58:55PM -0600, Kent West wrote:
> > >You know....from my humble experience in the IT world....the ONE thing
> > >that would really help Linux get in with small to medium sized business
> > >is a nice group calendar.  This would be HUGE.
> >
> > Amen!
> OK, I have a serious question here. I've heard the same type of comment
> before. And I used to work at a company that used Outlook/Exchange
> worldwide, including all the shared calendaring and a global address
> book with the entire company in it (and yes, they got hit VERY hard by
> the first few big Outlook mail worms).

We use Outlook/Exchange on a worldwide basis.

Everyone uses basic e-mail, including accessing the global address list which 
has all our 10000 ish employees in (about to merge to more than double that).

There is a distinct dichotomy between people who have a more or less single 
role, based in the office (both admin staff and billable IT consultants 
working on a single project at the technical level) who have little need to 
the calender, and the managers, sales staff, and more senior IT consultants 
who are normally doing 10 jobs at once, often have a (shared) PA who need to 
keep a diary so others can schedule meetings with them or simply find out 
where they are.  These are all personal diaries, and a fair few people sync 
these with PDAs.  Little individual use is made of shared resource calenders 
(although receptionists might use them to keep track of conference room 

The same people who need the calenders also need remote access to e-mail.  
This is both through our internal network (whatever office, everyone is able 
to log on to the network via their common login and access services) and over 
the phone from hotels etc.

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Alan Chandler
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