Office scheduling software

Dunepilot

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Feb 25, 2002
880
0
UK
Hi all,

I work in a predominantly Windows 98/ XP small office (12 users or so) with A Windows 2K server (plus my iBook and soon a Mac Mini on the network). We need to buy some sort of software that will run across the network so that we can keep track of each others' whereabouts, and maybe add notes or whatever.

Does anyone know of a good product similar to this that they use, and that they'd recommend for a small-ish office?

Cheers
Dune
 

iGary

Guest
May 26, 2004
19,583
2
Randy's House
We're all Mac-Heads here in the office, with .Mac accounts, so we just publish our work calendars from iCal a few times a week and send eachother ther links.

Prolly doesn't help, but it works for us.
 

mpw

Guest
Jun 18, 2004
6,364
1
Are you using MS Office? If so then I'd find it had to beat Outlook for your colleagues and Entourage for you with an Exchange Server.

However I'm a user not a network or IT guy so I don't know how much of a pain the back office side is.
 

Dunepilot

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Feb 25, 2002
880
0
UK
iGary said:
We're all Mac-Heads here in the office, with .Mac accounts, so we just publish our work calendars from iCal a few times a week and send eachother ther links.

Prolly doesn't help, but it works for us.
I know that seems like a solution for a mac-oriented office, but I'm the only person here with a mac/.mac account, so we really need something cross-platform. But thanks for participating anyway.

Anybody else?
 

Dunepilot

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Feb 25, 2002
880
0
UK
mpw said:
Are you using MS Office? If so then I'd find it had to beat Outlook for your colleagues and Entourage for you with an Exchange Server.

However I'm a user not a network or IT guy so I don't know how much of a pain the back office side is.
Our email is done by a programme called Mailtraq rather than Exchange. I guess we could pay someone to migrate our email to Exchange and buy an Exchange license. I'm not sure how difficult this would be...
 

mkrishnan

Moderator emeritus
Jan 9, 2004
29,777
12
Grand Rapids, MI, USA
Dunepilot said:
Our email is done by a programme called Mailtraq rather than Exchange. I guess we could pay someone to migrate our email to Exchange and buy an Exchange license. I'm not sure how difficult this would be...
So if you run an exchange server, is it required that it handle your e-mail as well as other Outlook aspects, or can't it just handle your non-email demands? Or do you not use Outlook at all?
 

nichos

macrumors 6502
Jul 17, 2004
372
0
Jacksonville, Fl
mkrishnan said:
Hmmmm...based on iCal...interesting. :) Doesn't iCal in Tiger come with some kind of way to share calendars without a server? (Not a solution to the OP's issue, just a random aside.)
Good point, I didn't even look at iCal. In the Calendar menu, there is a "publish" option. You could publish your ical to a webDAV server, and the PC users could publish their mozilla, sunbird, whatever webDAV compliant calendar to the same server. problem solved;) Ofcourse, youd a need webDAV server. I'd say go over to the local university, some CS students should be able to do it for small fee, or no fee at all, just for the experience. Good luck.
 

FoxyKaye

macrumors 68000
nichos said:
Good point, I didn't even look at iCal. In the Calendar menu, there is a "publish" option. You could publish your ical to a webDAV server, and the PC users could publish their mozilla, sunbird, whatever webDAV compliant calendar to the same server. problem solved;) Ofcourse, youd a need webDAV server. I'd say go over to the local university, some CS students should be able to do it for small fee, or no fee at all, just for the experience. Good luck.
We're doing this now at our nonprofit, using an XServe G4/1GHz as the WebDav server. Since we're 90% Macs, the iCal part works pretty smoothly. However, I have to say that Sunbird is nowhere nearly as robust on the Windows platforms as iCal is on the Macs. Remember, Mozilla just released Sunbird version .2 as the first public non-beta.

If I recall, NowUpToDate just released a Windows version - it's pricy (which is why we're not using it), but seems to get good reviews.
 

PlaceofDis

macrumors Core
Jan 6, 2004
19,239
4
i just downloaded sunbird, i hadn't tried it since .1, and yeah its definitely nowhere as robust, i dont know if the Mozilla Calender is any better though....
 

Similar threads

Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.