I had a post in the ZCS installation forum but it is really in the wrong place now that I have seen the Desktop beta - which is awesome.

I have tried it and love it, but need to know if the contacts stored on ZCS will also be available to each external account in the desktop product. Basically, I need everything included in ZCS but the email services. Then I would like to use Zimbra Desktop to handle my email on multiple accounts and access my ZCS contacts from those accounts. Will this be possible in the final version of Zimbra desktop? In the latest beta if I create a new contact, it is only available in the ZCS account in the desktop product, and is not available in the external account address books.