Connector for Outlook 2000
First, let me just start off by saying that you're off to a pretty good start on Zimbra! Looks good!
However...I have one problem...no Outlook Connector for Outlook 2000! This is a pretty big deal breaker right now for my company. Keep in mind that I'm trying out the network edition of Zimbra for one reason and one reason only...to keep my company from even considering Microsoft Exchange! They really want Exchange and I really need something to convince them to not fall into the trap of vender lock-in...which is my biggest concern with Exchange.
So I guess my question is this: How soon can we expect a connector that will work seamlessly with Outlook 2000? Without this, I can't test Zimbra since everyone in our office is currently using Office 2000. And, I probably won't be able to convince them to pay for an upgrade to Office 2003 for 75 users anytime soon!
IT Guys v.s. Management Issue here.
I believe the situation is the same as I often come accross here in Australia and in Europe. The MANAGEMENT TEAM want the functionality of Exchange, the IT guy knows what a mess that will create, so he is desperately attempting to get a SOLUTION (Zimbra) which provides the functionality, without the extreme costs and "Vendor Lock-in" and poor performance of Exchange.
Does the Zimbra client (Networked Version) also work as a web client ?
Does the Networked Version allow for Imap / Pop3 connections from the internet ?
Millions of end users demand the functionality of Outlook, and would gladly use an alternative to Exchange if available simply because most Exchange driven organizations have downtime due to database crashes, server problems (Windoze issues) etc...
Take a closer look at what users in the real world are using.
Australian Government Sector:
36% Outlook 2000
34% Outlook 2002
16% Outlook 2003 or Later
14% Other (Lotus Notes etc...)
Australian Enterprise Sector:
32% Outlook 2000
38% Outlook 2002
20% Outlook 2003 or Later
10 % Other (Lotus Notes etc...)
We need an outlook connector which works with Outlook 2000 and onwards if Zimbra is to be the success it should be.