DkIT have used the Thunderbird/Lightning combo successfully for the past
4 years, with mail being handled by exim ans calendars stored on a
caldav server (example tutorials for staff ->
Because we use standard imap, staff and students can happily collect
their mail on iPhones and Android devices too. It all just works.
Unfortunately, senior management have now decided that open source is
unreliable and unsupported (hence my quest to compile a list of
companies who support open source in Ireland) and have ordered us to
pull out everything and insert exchange servers for staff and put
exchnge clients on all machines. Plus, student mail is being farmed out
to Microsoft Live at edu.
You can imagine how ecstatic us open source oriented technicians are
about all this. Nobody ever complained about the Thunderbird/Lightning
setup, and I the "I told you so" 's from September are so loud they are
travelling back in time and I can actually here them now :(
Don't even get me started on the Novell to Active Directory migration,
also being done this summer....
On 08/07/11 14:03, Gareth Eason wrote:
> On 07/08/2011 10:22 AM, isdtor wrote:
>> Revisiting and closing topic raised back in January.
>>>> My company has now fully moved to hosted Exchange, and it's actually worse than
>> expected. "Support" (and I use the term loosely here) issues a
>> Sadly, the corporate mail world ticks with Exchange, and Linux has
>> nothing to offer
>> to provide even halfway decent compatibility.
>> Fortunately, companies like Google are providing a reasonable hosted
> mail and calendar service which we use. Thunderbird and Lightning appear
> to work well, with some limitations (for example, I have not
> satisfactorily got scheduling resources like meeting rooms working
> without having to cut and paste random machine generated e-mail
> addresses into appointments.)
>> It's not perfect, but it's a pretty good start and appears to be
> working for us better than hosted exchange is working for you - perhaps.
> And Google assure me that the data and service is hosted on Linux
> machines :)
>> Best regards,
Dundalk Institute of Technology /
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