Group Calendaring (seeing availability time for invitees to a meeting)
It's Active Directory use means that there's a single place to maintain user accounts (and group memberships), which can be used in email, network login (File Sharing), IntraNet IIS authentication, WebDAV, FTP, etc.
Public Folders: lite GUI development environment (e.g. custom fields and forms for a Contact database to make it usable as a sales-prospect tracking system) and other semi-Collaboration Ware potential. Rarely used by people.
This is a bug up my ass. Even though I keep thinking "it's going to be impossible to break that lock-in", it keeps coming back into my mind. Why is this?
- I generally hate monopolies/monocultures.
I'm annoyed at client security problems (e.g. Ms Outlook viruses)
I'm annoyed that features like Group Calendaring are proprietary.
The server is fragile. The security problems mean a regular need to install patches, but those patches sometimes crash the server. Everything must be kept in a single Data Store file, so any corruption (which is also overly frequent) affects all your data.
Here are my off-the-cuff strategic recommendations: