In the on-line demo, I'm trying to share Dan Demouser's calendar to Alan Ajax or Laura Linux. When I start typing a name in the field, it finishes it for me. This leads me to think that it knows the proper format for the name for that dialog box. However, when I try to commit the change, it complains that I haven't given it a valid Zimbra user. I've tried NOT accepting what it's automatically finishing in there, and just using something like "Ajax, Alan" or "Laura Linux," but neither of these work either. Is this a problem with the demo, or can someone tell me what I'm doing wrong?
This next comment probably ought to be another thread, but this is the critical feature we need to make the switch (shared calendars). We (my church) are currently using OpenGroupware, with lots of money spent on their Outlook "connector." However, it took a database hack to get the calendars working like we needed them to. I'm looking very hard at Zimbra to replace this setup. In this regards, I've got to check out the calendar stuff.
While I'm at it, I've also downloaded all the Sun Enterprise stuff, which has just been licensed as free. Back when I did my original evaluation for shared calendaring, their stack of stuff was the bee's knees, but it cost $10,000 to get started. At $free, they deserve serious re-consideration. I'm not looking to start a flame war here, but it doesn't bother me to have to run Solaris x86, so does anyone have any comments on Sun's calendaring/messaging server products in comparison to Zimbra? I'd rather stay on OPEN software rather than just FREE. I should expect that Zimbra will eventuall hit the portage tree on Gentoo, which is my distro of choice.