It's been a while since I've used it, but doesn't Exchange's Outlook
Web Access (OWA) let you get to the calendar? Or is it e-mail only?
Calendar and contacts.
maybe the openmapi stuff has brought something useable to light? though its done in c-carpet.
True. It accesses Exchange using the DAV service built into Outlook Web Access.
So I didn't have to make a choice. There are some corporate internal apps (HR type stuff.. time sheets, performance reports, benefits etc) that require Windows and in fact require being on a different network, and since I am managing people I rated two machines and didn't have to choose. So I could just run Outlook and get it over with. But I decided that I wanted to keep the laptop (linux) as my primary machine and only switch to windows for the HR stuff. So far I have only had two roadblocks to getting my major stuff on linux, the first being this calendar thing, the second being a Scrum app (yea they do scrum here) which is actually a java app, but JNLP of course is not working on linux, and I am fighting with it. I asked a couple of people and they were like, oh yea, java got uupgraded and it broke everything and I gave up and started using Windows...
From what I've heard, the reason people have trouble with the DAV solution is that Microsoft doesn't keep that API very stable.
If you've got both machines, can't you just run Outlook on the dozebox and remote over to it?
yea... Evolution is better in connecting exchange than opensource solutions. We all know.
Why don't you get a windows terminalserver box into the rack and just access it with RDP?
A Non-portable java app, nice ;-)
Why don't you get a windows terminalserver box into the rack and just
access it with RDP?
Well, "the rack" is someone elses job and I doubt they are going to set up a machine there just for me to get to the calendar. Besides, I have a windows box right on my desk. The point is that my primary box is a linux box and I want to see the calendar there, I am not gonna flip back and forth between boxes all day long just to keep an eye on my calendar.. some things I can flip for, but a calendar that is reminding you what you need to do and when you need to do it is something I want in front of me all the time.
Anyway, it turns out to not be a really big problem for now, because I installed Lightning into Thunderbird and it happily notices the meeting invitations that come from Exchange and asks me if I want to put them on my calendar.
That is good enough for now since I am not scheduling anything myself that other people need to know about, so I don't need to send invitations or put things into the Exchange calendar (yet).
same concept as seamless VM right?
rdesktop -A -s "c:\seamlessrdp\seamlessrdpshell.exe notepad"
and it'll pop up in a window on your Real Computer instead of having to deal with the desktop-in-a-desktop nonsense. It's not perfect but it gets the job done most of the time.
So, my other question for you guys is.. what terminal application do you use on linux.. default for Ubuntu is Gnome Terminal which seems good enough but I am used to selection for copy and right click for paste, and Gnome Terminal doesn't seem to have that option... Would also be nice (but not necessary) to be able to pop up a list of open tabs and choose one, rather than flipping through them. But that's not really a big thing.
Right click for paste is a PuTTY thing. In Linux, it's middle-click, works in all apps.
I like GNOME-Terminal, it's fully functional and rather fast. Not the fastest, but fast enough. If you want something a bit more interesting, try Terminator, which is basically gnome-terminal (uses the same terminal emulator widget) but with the ability to make lots of splits panes, both horizontal and vertical. Rather useful if you're running a bunch of stuff at once.
``I'm not at home so I can't tell you what it is, but I'll find out tomorrow,
Its on synaptic.
It doesn't have the right-click-paste like I was hoping, but as soon as I changed the colors, I can't tell the difference from putty.
all the middle buttons on mice that I have though they work for the paste option aren't as easy to press (or to remember to press) as the right button.