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When would I choose to deploy Calendar Server 6.3 over Calendar Server 7?
Although Calendar Server 7 is based on an open standard, it is not yet as mature as Calendar Server 6.3. If the primary goal of the deployment is to achieve interoperability with other CalDAV compliant solutions and clients such as Apple iCal and Apple iPhone, then Calendar Server 7 should be deployed. If the goal is to have a calendar server that supports all the components of the Sun Java Communications Suite such as Convergence, Outlook Connector, Mobile Communications, Communications Sync, and Communications Express, then Calendar 6.3 should be deployed. In other words, if you only plan to use the clients supplied by Java Communications Suite, Calendar Server 6.3 would be the right choice for you.
Note that although Calendar Server 7 does not currently support the Outlook Connector or Convergence, support for these components is coming shortly. When this occurs, we see no reason to deploy Calendar Server 6.3 over Calendar Server 7, since Calendar Server 7 will surpass Calendar Server 6.3 in both functionality and scalability.
jmoadm wrote:Correct. This is also true for UWC/CE. Convergence 2 supports Calendar Server 7 update 1.
I have read that the only way to use Outlook against the calendar server is to use the old 6.3 calserver. wcap.
I cant find anywhere if there is a way for outlook to use caldav or not? I would like to only use calendar server 7 and not have to install 6.3 as well just for outlook users.Outlook Connector doesn't yet support Calendar Server 7 update 1 (which is part of Communications Suite 7 update 1).
It will never support Calendar Server 7.
fred_vdv wrote:Outlook Connector connectivity will rely on Calendar Server 7 supporting WCAPbis. This support was added in Calendar Server 7 update 1 as per the release notes:
Do you mean there will never be any way of using Outlook with the new Calendar server ?
Now we are waiting for Outlook Connector to support WCAPbis provided by Calendar Server 7 update 1.