This weekend, Microsoft released a software update for Microsoft Outlook 2002 email and personal information manager (PIM) software that lets the product connect to servers running IBM's Lotus Domino, the major competitor to Microsoft Exchange Server. The Microsoft Outlook 2002 Connector lets Outlook users access email, calendar, address book, and task information stored on servers running Lotus Domino Release 5. Microsoft created the product with the cooperation of developers at IBM.
"Many of our customers with Domino servers have told us they would like to give their employees the opportunity to use the latest version of Outlook," said Ralf Harteneck, corporate vice president of the Communication and Meeting Services Group at Microsoft. "Microsoft strives to make Office and its family of applications as valuable as possible in a variety of IT infrastructures. The Connector is one way we're doing that and addressing the needs of those customers."
Any Outlook 2002 (or Office XP) user can use the Outlook 2002 Connector. The update is a free download available from the Microsoft Web site.