WHS Outlook Beta

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Description

Mike Craven has been working on a way to put Outlook on your Windows Home Server through the creation of a WHS add-in. The WHS Outlook Beta add-in will let you use Outlook right from the Windows Home Server Console to check your email, switch between Outlook profiles on-the-fly, access all of your RSS Feeds, create new tasks or appointments, and more. You will get all the power of Outlook right through the WHS Console application. The add-in will require that you use Outlook 2002 or newer and you’ll be able to customize where your PST file is stored – either on the system partition or on the network shares. This add-in has not been released yet but a working beta should be available soon. If you’re interested in testing the beta, visit this thread on the WGS Forums and let Mike know of your interest. Active beta testers will receive a copy of the add-in at no charge when the beta period is over, but for everyone else the software will sell for $29.95 (U.S.) when ready.  (Thanks to We Got Served for the tip!)

The Discussion

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    vwtom

    OK - cool.  But why - isn't WHS supposed to be a headless box in a closet someplace?

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    vwtom

    OK - cool.  But why - isn't WHS supposed to be a headless box in a closet someplace?

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    vwtom

    OK - cool.  But why - isn't WHS supposed to be a headless box in a closet someplace?

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    nstoker

    My thoughts exactly.  This seems somewhat of an odd use for WHS...

    Sure, I can configure my bathroom so that I can cook a meal in there, but it's hardly a worthwhile exercise! Smiley

    Remoting onto the PC where you've got Outlook installed would make more sense (in a home environment - in offices w/ Exchange I'm sure other solutions would be better still)

    Neil

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    nstoker

    My thoughts exactly.  This seems somewhat of an odd use for WHS...

    Sure, I can configure my bathroom so that I can cook a meal in there, but it's hardly a worthwhile exercise! Smiley

    Remoting onto the PC where you've got Outlook installed would make more sense (in a home environment - in offices w/ Exchange I'm sure other solutions would be better still)

    Neil

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    nstoker

    My thoughts exactly.  This seems somewhat of an odd use for WHS...

    Sure, I can configure my bathroom so that I can cook a meal in there, but it's hardly a worthwhile exercise! Smiley

    Remoting onto the PC where you've got Outlook installed would make more sense (in a home environment - in offices w/ Exchange I'm sure other solutions would be better still)

    Neil

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