Outlook Connector Functionality
Is there anywhere a list of features that the Zimbra Outlook Connector doesn't do when compared to Outlook with Exchange? For example, I can't seem to do Calendar delegation from Outlook (though I can from the Web client). I also know from the forums that you can't do public folders, etc.
So far, in our trial, everytime some user asks how to do a feature, we have to hunt around and figure out whether it works in the OC, or in the web client, or not at all. Maybe I've missed some definitive list somewhere?
Also, any idea when the next version of the Outlook Connector is going to be out?
Zimbra's Outlook message store and Unicode?
Edited - I found additional info at: http://www.zimbra.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1132
*I just saw the similar error under similar conditions on the other thread - I had tried searching on "unicode" but not found anything*
Hi - when trying to import my Calendar items from a PST file within Outlook (using File->Import, Other Program, .pst file), and choosing only to import from the Calendar folder (since the "import wizard" had already put up all mail & contacts), I get a message-box with the following:
Message-box title = "Translation Warning*"
"You are importing data to a location that does not fully support Unicode.
To avoid loss of multlingual data, it is recommended that you chooes a location that supports Unicode, such as a Microsoft Office Outlook Personal Folders File.
Click OK to continue with the chosen location."
Outlook then crashes with the "Outlook has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience." dialog.
I then tried to directly drag items from the .pst personal folders by mounting it (File->Open), clicking on the Calendar in my "Personal Folders" (PST store), selecting a bunch of appointments in "category" view, and dragging them over to the Zimbra Calendar folder.
If I drag more than 1 or 2 at a time, Outlook crashes. Between the multiple tries at importing, and dragging, I have now gotten most of my appointments across (about 150 of them).
My system info:
Outlook 2003 (11.8002.6568) SP2
Windows XP SP2
Strangely, I wasn't getting these errors when I was using the older version of the connector (which I uninstalled prior to installing the update). Now Outlook is very flaky, and crashes repeatedly. If I can't resolve this on my own, I'll download the debug-log tool you posted a link to and send the info.
Edits in Outlook do not sync back to the server...
This is not really a bug, but just an observation of behavior. When using the ZCS Outlook connector ( ZimbraOlkConnector-3.0.1_M1_197_3.0.814 ), I noticed that if I view a message, and then choose, "Edit -> Edit Message" from the toolbar, make a change, then save the changes, the modified message is not syncd back up to the server.
I am guessing that the process of editing a message in Outlook doesn't raise the event handler that watches for changes (?), but just wanted to point it out. I could lead to different versions of a message existing in the local Outlook .zdb file and the Zimbra mail store.
Done - Bug number is 7164 <eom>
Not sure if you really want a "done" message in the forum or not? waste-o-bandwidth? (and go have a beer already, it's your birthday! oh wait, time in CA is... 9:44 am? Ugh!)