The Open-Xchange Connector for Microsoft Outlook® lets users keep their familiar Outlook client when their organization moves to Open-Xchange Server. Users feel right at home working with their Outlook interface while in the background the Connector synchronizes E-Mails, Calendar, Contacts and Tasks, along with Public, Shared and System Folders. Real-time synchronization enables fast response times, so teams can work as efficiently as possible.
The Connector for Microsoft Outlook uses the newly introduced Open-Xchange Universal Synchronization Machine (USM), which saves the client state and manages the data stream between Microsoft Outlook and Open-Xchange connector. USM only processes the data changes, filters them to ensure fast access and holds them temporarily in cache. The connector software used JSON protocol. Within Outlook MAPI is used, of course, to handle the data. USM is sending information on availability of new objects to Outlook using a sophisticated push notification architecture.
You will finde the client requirements under Connector for Microsoft Outlook Requirements
To download the documentation follow this: Download documentation for Connector for Microsoft Outlook
In order to get mail push, either install and configure the package open-xchange-push-malpoll, which is not recommended on large deployments or if you're using cyrus-imap, read the OX_EMail_Push_Introduction instructions on how to set up real mail push with cyrus.
|Server Side Search||All items are synchronized to the client, no server search available|
|Resource Booking Agent||Resources can't be overbooked, Open-Xchange server throws an exception in case of overbooking|
|Message Tracking||This feature depends highly on the mailserver capabilities|
|Delay or schedule sending messages||This feature is not available and does not work|
|Custom fields||Currently Open-Xchange only stores standard attributes. The support of all fields is on the roadmap|
|Client side filter rules||Must be triggered manually to be be affective|
|Plain Text Mail||Will be sent as HTML|
|Private, Public and Shared||Not separated in terms of store and synced completely|
|Time based sync||Sync timeframe is: -2 year / + 2 years from today|
|Mail categories/colors||Colors are different from OL to the web frontend|
|Private appointments/tasks||Private appointments in OX must not have more than one participant (on the roadmap to be streamlined)|