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Mon, May. 7th, 2012, 11:04 am
Compounded syncing headaches ahead - take aspirin, hide under desk

So the word recently came down from On High™ (Read: UF's CIO) that all UF IT employees must migrate email and calenders to Exchange, I think by the end of this month. Needless to say, this has not be welcomed with open arms here at Stately Eight Bit Manor.

First thing to do will be check the latest state of Evolution's interaction with Exchange, which I understand to be at least usable.

Then I'm going to need to be able to sync my soon-to-be-created Exchange calendar(s) with my Google calendar(s). I can then rely on Google to propagate work calendar changes out to my tablet and phone.

Further updates as events warrant.

ps - The CIO also declared that henceforth, all UF IT workers who use linux must use RHEL. I don't anticipate that one standing, because I've already seen quite a few sound points raised against such a move. I guess if it DOES stand, there's always "Run VMware or Bochs or whatever on RHEL, and run Ubuntu as a guest."

Mon, May. 7th, 2012 03:28 pm (UTC)

Why do people who, generally, have no idea get to be the ones who give the orders?

Sat, May. 12th, 2012 03:46 am (UTC)
jackshaftoe: RHEL

If the problem with RHEL is philosophic, CentOS and Scientific Linux are solid free alternatives with complete binary compatibility. I've built closed source packages for Red Hat-based clients without ever touching a "real" RHEL installation.

I like Mint, but I see the point of large institutions favoring RHEL. Canonical won't do 10 years of support for any release right now.

Good luck with Exchange. I poked at the DavMail bridge software last year in response to someone asking about a very specific task they wanted to do with OWA. Unfortunately, I got busy with school in September and didn't get around to exploring further.