Zimlet is functional here
We have Enterprise version of SalesForce and I have installed the Zimlet and it is functional.
It lacks certain functionality for us to find it really useful, but everything it was designed for works.
It's competing against other freeware:
- Outlook connect or Connect for Outlook, supplied by SalesForce
- VCSEmail which is an application to get email from within SalesForce (like an email client inside the Salesforce SaaS environment.
The main thing that the Zimlet lacks, in my opinion, is a true synchronization between Zimbra's calendar and the Salesforce Calendar. Furthermore, if it was possible to synchronize the resources in Zimbra with the resource calendars in SalesForce, then the Zimlet would outpower the Outlook Connector by far.
There is a concept of "Public" calendar in Salesforce that would also be a nice addition to Zimbra.
If you wish, I can post snapshots of what it does today and also make some prototype drawings of what I am talking about... Is that going to be read by the right people if I post this here?
March 2011 Status of New SFDC Zimlet
Version 7 is out, and its been patched to 7.0.1 .
I'm anxious to get the new SFDC zimlet.
What's the status on the new SFDC zimlet? Is it released and available?
The video of it on YouTube looks fantastic. It's going to be a game changer for my company.