Zimbra

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Zimbra

  1. 1. Introducing Zimbra http://www.zimbra.com <ul><li>Is a messaging server with a innovative browser based email and calendar application </li></ul><ul><li>Alternative to Microsoft Outlook email. </li></ul>
  2. 2. Zimbra Goal <ul><li>To provide a better messaging experience for the administrators and end users. </li></ul><ul><li>To become the leader in next generation messaging and collaboration. </li></ul><ul><li>SPECIAL FEATURES </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail, address book, calendars, contacts, documents. </li></ul><ul><li>Yahoo Maps </li></ul><ul><li>Phone & Skype </li></ul><ul><li>RSS Feeds </li></ul>
  3. 3. Google Maps <ul><li>Zimbra automatically recognizes patters that conform to addresses then makes a web services call to the Yahoo Maps. </li></ul><ul><li>The result is a map that can be displayed as a popup. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Phone & Skype <ul><li>You can program Zimbra to communicate with 3rd party info systems. Recognizes your proprietary data such as shipping number, invoices, and purchase orders. </li></ul><ul><li>To call the sender directly just click on the phone number in your e-mail. </li></ul><ul><li>Zimbra uses the installed Skype application to initiate a domestic or international call. </li></ul>
  5. 5. RSS Feeds <ul><li>Allows you to subscribe to RSS feeds and sends them to your inbox as e-mail type documents. </li></ul><ul><li>Because they are e-mails, sharing information with friends or colleagues is easy! </li></ul><ul><li>A new e-mail is sent each time the weblog/feed is updated. </li></ul><ul><li>This picture shows the creation of a folder/RSS subscription. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Calendar & Inbox <ul><li>Zimbra connects calendar with email. </li></ul><ul><li>You do not have to switch between your calendar and inbox. You can “date hover” in your e-mail to see your schedule. </li></ul><ul><li>Zimbra will show you the day, date and any appointments as your calendar along with their status. </li></ul><ul><li>Share schedule information with all colleagues. </li></ul><ul><li>Allows administrators to schedule meetings when there are a minimal number of scheduling conflicts. </li></ul>
  7. 7. ZIMBRA FOR EDUCATION <ul><li>Rich, interactive web interface for complete functionality from campus, home, or any other PC location </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative document authoring for efficient work on group projects and assignments . </li></ul><ul><li>Comprehensive and flexible sharing model, enabling sharing of address books, calendars, documents, or other content by class list, study group, research team, faculty department, etc. </li></ul>
  8. 8. ZIMBRA IN EDUCATION <ul><li>Mykel Bates & Shawn Owens stand beside their newly configured Zimbra box. </li></ul><ul><li>At the end of the 06-07 school year, the Mountain Pine EAST lab was searching for a E-mail server due to the restrictions of the Mountain School District Network. Eighth grade student administrator Shawn Owens decided to install Zimbra and attempt to configure the open source solution for the computer lab. The year ended with Zimbra that was running but configured improperly. In the 07-08 school year, eleventh grade student Mykel Bates decided to assist Shawn due to his lack of experience. </li></ul><ul><li>After joining the Zimbra online community, the two students worked with professionals in the field and successfully configured the lab’s new Zimbra network. Educators everywhere are encouraged to have students engage in this type of activity. The Zimbra community is more than helpful, and this project motivates students to engage in other high level Internet Technology projects. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Strengths and Advantages <ul><li>Allows for more rapid and efficient communication amongst teachers, administrators, and parents (Skype, Yahoo Maps, POs). </li></ul><ul><li>Allows easy sharing of RSS feed/blog information . </li></ul><ul><li>Makes administration and integration less time-consuming through calendar & scheduling applications. </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages collaboration and communication. </li></ul>
  10. 10. School Districts Administrators Beneficial <ul><li>Zimbra Eliminates paper work, time and money! </li></ul>Teacher Department Cheer PURCHASE ORDERS District Administration Principal PURCHASE ORDERS from Teachers Administrators approve immediately
  11. 11. Teacher Beneficial Teacher’s share

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