Having spent the last 12 months developing a great alternative solution to the collaboration features of Exchange Server, we are now making available the first beta release of Softalk Share Server for anyone that would like to try out the new product.
Softalk Share Server provides native support for Microsoft Outlook enabling folder sharing in a very similar way to Exchange Server. There is no synchronization involved. Any changes made to someone's calendar, for example, will show up immediately for someone who has been granted access to that person's calendar.
Softalk Share Server will work with all versions of Outlook from Outlook 2000 through to Outlook 2007.
You can download Softalk Share Server beta 1 from http://www.softalkltd.com/products/download_form.asp?product=sss. Once you have entered your details into the download form you will be taken to an area from which you can download the product. We recommend that you first download the Reviewers guide. This explains what Softalk Share Server is, how to install it, how to configure it and what is missing from the beta version that will appear in the final version.
Softalk Share Server works with all versions of Outlook from Outlook 2000 through to Outlook 2007. The majority of the testing has been performed with Outlook 2003 and so we are looking for feedback on all the other versions, as well as Outlook 2003.
We have provided you with a web page to give us feedback as and when you find it during your testing. The feedback URL is http://www.softalkltd.com/support/sssfeedback.asp. Please feel free to submit this form to us whenever you find a problem with the software or whenever you have any general feedback or suggestions on the product.