Groupware technologies: 2012 and beyondSteve Hardy
Two technology streams• Traditionally open-source  technologies    – IMAP, POP3, SyncML, CalDAV,      CardDAV• Traditional...
Technologies rapidly gaining adoption• ActiveSync               • Exchange Web  – All smartphones have     Services    Act...
Zarafa: blurring the divide• Technologies now available as open source   – MAPI   – ActiveSync (through Z-Push)• Z-Push ha...
The next step: EWS                    • Zarafa will step into EWS                      support                    • Same p...
The future of Outlook• We do not expect Outlook to switch to  EWS   – Huge codebase of Outlook   – EWS is missing some fun...
WebApp: a leap forward in the browser• WebApp 1.1 release today• Desktop integration   –Aim is to provide fat-client-like ...
IMAP & CalDAV• Continued effort   – IMAP: continued effort to     improve compatibility and     performance   – Zarafa wil...
Summary• Zarafa will   – Continue development in core MAPI technologies   – Provide higher-level technologies for develope...
Selections for 48h feature run• WebApp    – Twitter widget    – PDF preview    – Archive to SugarCRM• Backend    – Set per...
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Zarafa summer camp 2012 - keynote Steve hardy - Groupware technologies - past, present and future

  1. 1. Groupware technologies: 2012 and beyondSteve Hardy
  2. 2. Two technology streams• Traditionally open-source technologies – IMAP, POP3, SyncML, CalDAV, CardDAV• Traditionally Microsoft technologies – MAPI – Exchange WebDAV
  3. 3. Technologies rapidly gaining adoption• ActiveSync • Exchange Web – All smartphones have Services ActiveSync support – Mac applications – Linux applications – Archivers
  4. 4. Zarafa: blurring the divide• Technologies now available as open source – MAPI – ActiveSync (through Z-Push)• Z-Push has been very successful – Started during a hacking session at Christmas 2006 – Version 2.0 about to be released – Millions of users worldwide – All built on top of MAPI Today, 14:10: Changes in Z-Push 2.0 for Administrators Tomorrow, 10:00: Z-Push 2.0 launch
  5. 5. The next step: EWS • Zarafa will step into EWS support • Same proposition as ActiveSync • Leverages existing MAPI infrastructureToday, 12:00: EWS introduction and demo Tomorrow, 15:00: Technical discussion
  6. 6. The future of Outlook• We do not expect Outlook to switch to EWS – Huge codebase of Outlook – EWS is missing some functionality – Would weaken current strong position of MS Exchange – No drive for MS to do this
  7. 7. WebApp: a leap forward in the browser• WebApp 1.1 release today• Desktop integration –Aim is to provide fat-client-like features for WebApp• Plugins and widgets –WebApp provides platform for integration –Binds various parts of communication together• Will replace WebAccess as default web frontend Today, 13:30: WebApp introduction and roadmap Tomorrow, Track 3: WebApp plugins, widgets and development
  8. 8. IMAP & CalDAV• Continued effort – IMAP: continued effort to improve compatibility and performance – Zarafa will attend industry compatibility group CalConnect
  9. 9. Summary• Zarafa will – Continue development in core MAPI technologies – Provide higher-level technologies for developers and applications • EWS • ActiveSync • Python API • Plugin structures (both backend and webapp) – Continue strong commitment to MS Outlook support Today, 15:00: Zarafa 7.1 features & reverse proxy Tomorrow, 10:30: Three cool Zarafa innovations
  10. 10. Selections for 48h feature run• WebApp – Twitter widget – PDF preview – Archive to SugarCRM• Backend – Set permissions from the commandline – Specify sizes in KB / MB / GB in configuration files• Interop / migration – Research MSR between Exchange and Zarafa Tomorrow, 10:30: Update on 48h feature run Tomorrow, 16:15: Final presentation 48h feature run

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