Sumatra Development has developed group calendar and scheduling products
for the past 20 years. Our latest product converts calendars and
to do lists stored in Meetingmaker (r) into Microsoft (r) Exchange 2000.
Solutions to some common problems with the coming
Exchange 2003 DST Rebaser
The Microsoft methods for updating Time Zones for the coming
DST shift will require that meetings in the relevant time
delta be re-proposed. It does not take a lot of head
scratching to realize that this will potentially result in a
lot of email traffic on your servers. So how much additional
traffic can you expect?
Calendar Conflicts in Cached Exchange Mode in 2003 SP2
Administrators universally agree that cached mode in
Exchange 2003 is a good thing providing added value and
reliability to their infrastructure. Programmers who write
applications which interact with the calendaring functions
unfortunately, are tearing their hair out and cursing their
Replicating Oracle Calendar In-tray Functions in
Microsoft Outlook 2003
Users transitioning from legacy Oracle Calendar (formerly
also known as CorporateTime) to Outlook 2003 often want to
retain the (Oracle) Calendar In-tray feature which sorts
calendar invitations and allowed users to manage
invitations. I this article we show you how you can provide
There is no vacation from holidays in Outlook / Exchange
Add holidays into Outlook. What’s the big deal? Have the
users enter the list of holidays. Next issue. Why should an
Exchange administrator bother about holidays? The Exchange
Admins we’ve spoken with - from medical schools to 1,000+
user high tech corporations - say this is one of life’s
major annoyances for them and for their end users.
Outlook Calendar: Problems exporting Categories to a
For Pocket PC users we’ve encountered problems exporting
calendar entries with certain types of category keywords.
We’ve written a VB script and COM add-in to fix the problem.
Top ten best practices for your migration plan
In several articles for Outlook Exchange, we've covered the
technical aspects of a Meeting Maker to Exchange migration.
For some companies, the organizational and managerial
aspects of the cut-over can be greater challenges than the
technical aspects of moving a few hundred megabytes of
schedule data. The aim of this paper is to give you the Top
"Best Practices" we've seen as users move their legacy
Meeting Maker calendar data to MS Exchange.
Buried Treasure in your Exchange Scheduling Data
In the scheduling data of an Exchange server there's lurking
all sorts of information that allows the astute Exchange
Administrator a glimpse into the more direct running of the
organization. Exchange stores Scheduling messages as
straight-forward emails. The following data was taken
directly from a server, put into an Access database, and
analyzed. It is typical of data we see in analyzing
customers' Exchange installations
Migrating Meeting Maker to Microsoft Exchange 2000
Looking to convert from a legacy Meeting Maker system to
Exchange 2000? While Microsoft has produced tools to migrate
other legacy systems to Exchange 2000, Meeting Maker users
have been out in the cold. The following is a general
outline of the kinds of preparation sites have used to
successfully migrate their users from Meeting Maker to
Use CDO to create a recurring
meeting in Exchange 2000
Abstract: If you want to load calendar data into Exchange for
more than a few users, you'll have to use CDO. In our conversion work found setting up recurring meetings
particularly tricky. In fact, we found almost 10% of all meetings were recurring. Yet
most examples show how to create a simple meeting, such as one that recurs every day for a week.
It's a shame that we haven't found any meetings with this pattern. In our article we'll
show you how to use CDO to create meetings that exist in the real world.