Outlook and Zimbra calendar without MAPI
Ok so how does this work? How does the Zimbra web client's calendar talk to the Zimbra server? Through some kind of iCal protocol or something? Whatever method that is, could I get Outlook to speak that protocol too? I don't want to pay for (or wait for) the MAPI connector, but couldn't I find a way to get Outlook talking whatever protocol the Zimbra server uses to talk to its own web client or whatever other protocols it already supports for calendaring?
Simple matter of programming
Our APIs are open source, we speak soap. There's documentation on the protocol bundled with the source code.
Outlook, on the other hand, is proprietary, so I'm not sure you'll be able to hack our soap protocol into that email client.