Shared contacts in Outlook and Alternatives
Posted on 2009-04-27
Is there a good way to share contacts in Outlook. Currently we use 2 .PST files. It is a pain to update them. I have considered LDAP, which I am trying to learn. We are using Outlook 2003. I am concerned of reports that Outlook 2007 doesn't even support standard LDAP. It's ridiculous that something as simple as a shared list of contacts is so elusive. I guess M$ wants us all to buy Exchange. We don't want to mess with it.
Secondly, I have found no really great alternatives to Outlook--on Windows. I know there is Evolution, but it seems a little cludgy. Basically we need a POP3/SMTP email client, shared contacts as well as personal contacts, shared calendars would be nice, but could be outside of Outlook--we at least need calendars for individuals that do reminders.
If anyone has any other suggestions that aren't ridiculously expensive, then I'd love to hear about them also.