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osOpinion: UNIX Sendmail vs. Exchange 2000

Dec 05, 2000, 09:34 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by James Dillon)

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"At the company where I work, we have a mandate from above and below: Replace Novell GroupWise with something that works. Set up Outlook 2000 on every PC we can and get it working now. Give the users shared departmental calendars and a comprehensive, up-to-date corporate address book for about 1,000 users. Evaluate Exchange 2000 running on Windows 2000 and get it up quick...."

"I looked into Exchange 2000 just coming out of beta status. I set up W2K, DNS, and Active Directory, and let the Windows 2000 box sit for a while. In March I had set up a simple Linux/Sendmail server for a branch of the company to replace an old SCO installation that had reached it's end of life. It has been a huge success, and ran for the last nine months without any major failures...."

"I want to set up Free/Busy calendar publishing for each department and division with Apache and WebDAV. This is a core protocol with Office 2000 and needs Web Folders from IE5. This is only available with Outlook's Internet Only mail option. Address books can be locally distributed and a LDAP server coming off of the HR and payroll records can be synced with local address books. This can be updated and replicated like NDS."

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