Team Collaboration in Microsoft Outlook without Exchange Server

MAPILab Groupware Server lets you share Outlook folders in real-time

January 18, 2006 -- MAPILab has released MAPILab Groupware Server v 1.1.0, a powerful groupware solution for Microsoft Outlook. MAPILab Groupware Server is used for sharing any Outlook folders with your team in real-time mode without using Microsoft Exchange Server. The program allows creating and managing public contacts, calendars, tasks, journals, notes, and message folders easily.

Microsoft Corporation has a special solution -- Microsoft Exchange Server -- for maintenance of team-work abilities in Microsoft Outlook. It is a matter of organizing common access to shared documents and managing of them. Undoubtedly, Exchange Server is a native solution for team-work in Microsoft Outlook. However, its purchasing and deployment is often a problem for small- and mid-size companies, mainly because of considerable cost and necessity of competent specialists for deploying and supporting involved.

MAPILab Groupware Server is an ideal solution for organizing shared work in Microsoft Outlook for small- and mid-size companies. The program provides real-time common access to shared stores and folders, as well as all necessary features for managing access permissions. From the user's point of view, the folders of MAPILab Groupware Server look like and act the same as the shared folders of Microsoft Exchange Server. When a new item is created in the shared folder, the user will see it and will be able to expand and modify according to the current permissions.

Main features of MAPILab Groupware Server include:

  • The program works with all items of Microsoft Outlook: you can create and use public mail folders, public contact folders, public calendars, public task folders, public notes folders. and public journals

  • Using MAPI protocol allows users to work together in real time

  • No dedicated computer is needed for installing the server part of the program

  • Server management is carried out with the help of a special program, the administrator's rights can be given to one or several users, and no system administrator skills are required for deploying and using the program

  • The low cost of distribution: the server part is free of charge, the cost of one client access license is only $49.

System requirements: Windows 2000/XP/2003, Microsoft Outlook 2000/XP/2003

Pricing: One client access license costs $49. 30 days trial is available.

About MAPILab

MAPILab Ltd. specializes in developing the add-ons for collaboration and messaging solutions for Microsoft applications and is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. For more information, please visit the program's homepage at http://www.mapilab.com/groupware/server/