Calendar Support in an Exchange and Non-Exchange Environment


Topic Last Modified: 2005-05-06

The Microsoft Exchange Connector for Lotus Notes and the Microsoft Exchange Connector for Novell GroupWise perform several functions to support calendaring capabilities between the foreign system and Exchange Server 2003:

  • Replicate directory information so that both Exchange users and foreign system users have access to calendaring data.

  • Convert meeting request items from Exchange format to the foreign format and from the foreign format to the Exchange format.

  • Detect Exchange Server 2003 free/busy requests and look up the appropriate free/busy data in the foreign system. This free/busy lookup is bidirectional.

The following figure shows how the connectors appear in Exchange System Manager and some of the configuration options that are available.

Free/busy options controlled by Exchange connectors in an Exchange Connector for Lotus Notes or Novell GroupWise environment