Sun Java Communications Suite 5 Release Notes

About Sun Java System Connector for Microsoft Outlook, Version 7.2

Sun Java System Connector for Microsoft Outlook enables Outlook to be used as a desktop client with Sun Java Communications Suite.

Connector for Microsoft Outlook is an Outlook plug-in that must be installed on the end-user’s desktop. Connector for Microsoft Outlook queries the Sun Java System Messaging Server for folder hierarchies and email messages. It converts the information into Messaging API (MAPI) properties that Outlook can display. Similarly, it uses WCAP to query the Sun Java System Calendar Server for events and tasks which are then converted into MAPI properties. With this model, Sun Java System Connector for Microsoft Outlook builds an end-user Outlook view from three separate information sources: mail from Messaging Server, calendar information from Calendar Server, and contacts from the address book server.

When users create and modify items through Outlook, Connector for Microsoft Outlook passes the new message along to the appropriate server depending on its message type. It sends new outgoing email to an SMTP mail server for delivery, and sends modified email messages back to the user’s IMAP folder for storage. New calendar events and tasks are converted into a standard format to be stored in the Calendar Server database.

The address book service makes use of WABP and allows a user to have their personal address book accessible from both Outlook and Sun Java System Communications Express.

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Please note, the package that is Sun Java System Connector for Microsoft Outlook does not include any migration tools. You need those tools if you have users that are currently on Microsoft Exchange and would like to use Outlook with Sun Java Communications Suite. Sun provides a migration service to help move data and users from an existing Exchange deployment to Sun Java Communications Suite.

Key Features in Sun Java System Connector for Microsoft Outlook

The following key features and functionality are available with this release: