You might want to change from using availability service to classic public folder usage for accessing and storing free/busy information. What you have to consider if using free/busy information with public folders in a pure Exchange 2010 environment after installing … Read More »
Free/busy information are provided in Exchange in a special system folder of a public folder store. This article describes how you can check if free/busy information regarding special users are present. The article is related to Exchange 2000, 2003, 2007 … Read More »
GALsync version 4 provides an important and heavily requested new feature: synchronization of free/busy information. Aditionally it has a new Look & Feel following Exchange 2010 and Outlook 2010. Unless we spent a lot of time in developing this feature, … Read More »
You might want to install GALsync v4 on a Windows 2008 R2 member server or Windows 7.
Galsync v4 With Extended Free/Busy Functions And New User Interfaces Dueren, Germany, November 2009. The NETsec GmbH & Co. KG, supplier of productivity solutions for Active-Directory- and Exchange-Administrators, introduces the new version of Exchange-synchronization software Galsync on 15th November. … Read More »
Microsoft offers some tools or build-in-features to make free/busy available. Basically GALsync does “synchronize objects” between forests. It takes users, contacts and groups from Forest A and creates contacts in Forest B. This is the basic requirement if you want to make free/busy information available between forests. GALysync works well in trusted and untrusted environments.
To have GAL in sync between forests GALsync is a good and flexible solution but offers no complex identity management features if this is required.
Getting GAL in sync between forests ILM 2007 may be a good solution but needs a lot of preparation. Also there must be a direct connection between the data sources, which often is unwanted by companies due to firewall restrictions.