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Old 02-21-2012, 11:02 PM   #1
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Outlook 2007 on WINE and ActiveSync


Hello there,

I am new to the forum and I was unable to
To find an answer for my query. That is the reason I post in the newby section, so I do not annoy someone if I have missed the answer.

Anyway ... I have installed outlook on wine-1.4-rc4 successfully and I believe it is stable as an application. However I need to connect to an ActiveSync Exchange and I am unable to. There are quite a lot alluring statements in the terminal, but before I start pasting actual output I would like to know ... Is it possible to sync a wine-driven Outlook with an ActiveSync Exchange?

I am an employee of a large corporation, so please do not come up with ideas of changing the server part .. I just have no access to it and will never have one.

Thank you in advance.
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Old 02-23-2012, 09:18 AM   #2
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You might want to check out/post to the winehq site, as you seem to be ahead of some of the comments posted there. CrossOver office, the CodeWeaver version of wine should run everything correctly; I'd ask on that site too. If I get a chance, I'll try it myself, as I too have an MS Exchange driven corporate workplace.
 
Old 02-23-2012, 07:41 PM   #3
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Hello there,

Checking with WineHQ is a good idea. I did not find anything, but I will post the question there.

Anyway, if anybuddy knows something then please share. I really don't want to revert to Windows as it is just not for work.

Thanks again.
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Old 02-26-2012, 10:22 AM   #4
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Looking up Outlook 2007 on the codeweaver site shows a Silver medal. In particular, Exchange server sync has the following tip:

http://www.codeweavers.com/compatibi...id=2841;tips=1

So there's some way of getting WINE to run it, but you might want to fork over a little cash for the CrossOver version of WINE. Hope that helps.
 
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Hello,

Thanks for the tip. As it seems I will need crossover for more than one reason. I am willing to pay, but I still don't know which version will do. Please if there is no free way to do that, then advise which crossover I should purchase.

Thanks.
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Old 02-27-2012, 06:15 AM   #6
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I don't see the advantages with using Crossover here. If you have to pay to get your Windows software running it would make more sense to actually by a Windows license then a Crossover license, especially if this is software that you need to get work done.
Crossover gives the software a silver medal, that means you can't use it to its fully extent, which you can do on Windows.
 
Old 02-27-2012, 07:52 AM   #7
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Hello there,

I have license for the Outlook, so that is not an issue .. I am not cracking anything. Anyway I need to understand if crossover can do what I need, so for that reason I will get to ask them.

Regards,
drel
 
Old 02-27-2012, 08:05 AM   #8
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Download the trial version; I'd recommend the "regular" version not the game version, since Outlook isn't very entertaining..
 
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Hello there,

I have license for the Outlook, so that is not an issue .. I am not cracking anything.
Oh, you got me wrong with that. I didn't want to say that you are cracking. All I wanted to say that, IMHO, it doesn't make sense to buy a Crossover license to get Outlook almost working (silver medal only), especially if you have to rely on that for work. It would be better to simply buy a Windows license (or use one you already have) to get Outlook working 100% and reliable. Since this for getting your work done I would not rely on Wine or Crossover.
 
  


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