Saturday, February 10, 2007

Microsoft (in)compatibility

Microsoft is known for introducing incompatibilities, whenever they release any updates or new version of their software. Latest in town is Microsoft Exchange 2007, which has changed a lot from its predecessor - MS Exchange 2003. MS Exchange 2007 has replaced the FE and BE server roles with something called CAS and Mailbox roles. CAS is more than its 2000/2003 counterpart, FE, where it handles both the business logic and renders OWA UI. With this change, MS Exchange 2007 introduced a new default OWA interface called "OWA" - that defines some new interface other than webDAV interface. This has currently broken Evolution Exchange connector from operating with MS Exchange 2007 servers.

Interesting and challenging days ahead!