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At eGroup, we’ve been fans of Zimbra for quite some time. For enterprises and SMBs alike, it’s the Exchange alternative they’ve been seeking. After all, integrating Exchange, SharePoint capabilities, Salesforce Plugins, Google Apps, and more in one package is a fairly strong value proposition for our customers, especially Williams & Fudge.
Hear from John Flisher as to why eGroup partnered with Zimbra and the value the Zimbra partnership delivers for eGroup’s customers.
This post is short and sweet. Are you or your users only using the Zimbra web client? Do they complain about having no “mailto” abilities since they don’t have a mail client installed on their machines?
Simple fix: Add it to the registry!**
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\mailto\shell\open\command — then the “data” for (DEFAULT) REG_EXPAND_SZ is: explorer “https://zimbra.yourdomain.com/zimbra/?view=compose&to=%1″
(picture of what my registry looks like)
And there you go!
Phillip Reynolds is a guest blogger. You can also follow him on twitter: @philvirtual
(**Modify your registry at your own risk and take a backup first!)
For years we’ve lacked a collaborative e-mail platform at my company and now we are full swing into Zimbra with only 20% of our staff left to be migrated over to the new platform. During this time, we’ve used the Sharepoint calendars to allow staff to book rooms and have vacation calendars for each department.
It’s now time to move these calendars to Zimbra so that appointments can automatically book resources (rooms) and users can also collaborate directly in their e-mail platform instead of having to use another platform. The problem? How to get these calendar “lists” out of Sharepoint!
Since Sharepoint calendars can be shared in Outlook, that was my first step. Secondly, I needed Outlook 2010 (I’m not sure if this is possible in 2007 or earlier).
Connect the sharepoint calendar to your outlook. In the Sharepoint Calendar, click the Ribbon button for Calendar, and click “Connect To Outlook.”
In Outlook, allow that calendar to populate. I went ahead and repeated all of these steps first for all of my calendars.
Next, in Outlook, go to the Calendars view and find the “email calendar” option on the Outlook ribbon under the Share section. Click that.
A dialog box opens and lets you select which Calendar to email.
Then click your date range to export, like Whole Calendar.
There are some limits, so if you hit them, it will tell you how to resolve the limit.
In Detail, choose Full Details.
Then click OK.
A new email opens with the calendar attachment.
No need to send that email — just right click on the .ics attachment and choose Save As.
Now repeat steps 3-10 for every calendar you already shared with Outlook — just choose the different calendar in step 4.
Once you have all the .ICS files saved, open Zimbra administration console and go to Resources.
Right click on your first resource (or create your resource), like training room 1, and choose View Mail.
This opens the Zimbra web front for this resource’s account. Go to Preferences – Import/Export.
Click Choose File – browse to the place where you saved the .ICS attachment for that resource.
Click Import. Then you’re done with that resource – click Log Out in the top right corner.
Now log back into your personal Zimbra account and try to schedule an appointment. Type in that resource in the “location” box.
Upcoming Webinar with Live Q&A – Wednesday July, 25 2012 – 1pm EDT
IT departments have long struggled with employee demands for larger mailboxes and easier access to their data from anywhere on any device – while faced with the unfortunate realities of managing legacy messaging platforms, which are difficult and expensive to maintain and support.
Join us as we discuss how to bridge the gap by moving messaging and collaboration to the cloud, and see the powerful new features and functionality of VMware Zimbra 8.0, the newest version, in action. During this live event, we’ll showcase:
• Integrated unified communications, enabling click-to-call with voice routing, click-to-chat and visual voicemail
• Connecting users to their personal clouds through a smarter mailbox that manages the flow of data from email, voice and social networks
• Managing ITaaS in the cloud era with enterprise IT security controls for account provisioning, dynamic distribution list creation and more
BONUS: Live Q&A with the VMware Zimbra product management team
The time to move to the cloud is now!
If you have decided to capitalize on VMware’s Open Source email and collaboration software, Zimbra Collaboration Suite 6.0, you might be struggling a bit to find in-depth tutorials on Zimlet development that give you the information you need to take advantage of Zimbra’s rich AJAX web interface. This is normal with any new software release, particularly with a platform that supports a complex and rich API for plug-in and app development. To help make the power of the ZCS 6 API available to the general development community, we’ll be expanding on some of the basic tutorials in the Zimbra Wiki and providing more detailed knowledge of some of the common features you will want to implement in one of your Zimlets. This article will focus on creating a Tab Applications that provides real world functionality in the Main Content, Toolbar, and Overview areas. Read more >>