Tuesday, March 16, 2010

AXIGEN Mail Server - Outlook Connector

I'm a Mac and Windows 7 user. So no luck with AXIGEN Outlook Connector.

My experience with Sun Java System Connector for Microsoft Outlook tells me that it's fairly tedious to develop and maintain Outlook Connectors. (See my previous post)

It's a 2-dimensional business:
  • Firstly, you need to develop a Connector for each possible Windows OS (XP, Vista, Wins 7)
  • Secondly, you need to develop a Connector for each possible Outlook application (2003 or 2007 and the upcoming 2010)

Saw it? Sun is also not ready for Wins 7

It's a constant catching-up game. And you are at the mercy of Microsoft. Whenever there is a new patch or release, the Connector has to be re-tested just in case it does not break.

If it does not break, great! Be happy and grab a Starbucks to enjoy!

If it breaks ... well, then you have to update the Connector ... then you have to arrange for a new Connector patch/release ... then you have to inform and arrange with your customers a date for whole round of trial testing in their Staging environment ... then you finally need to update the Connector in each and every PCs in your customers' premise .... That's really painful!

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