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Share contacts and calander in SBS2008 without email exchange...

Hello, I have an issue that cam up after getting "professional" advice. Please help...

I want to share ONLY calendars and contacts with 4 users. I was advised to get a dell server and Windows small business server 2008... There are some problems...

1. I do not want to use the exchange server for email, because there is not a tech onsite or near to watch and protect the mail exchange. their email is currently handled by another provider.
2. There are 2 laptops that connect to the server (currently only acting as a glorified file share) which are vista home.
3. I want to sync the calendar and contacts between the 4 users so if need be they can also access offsite...

I have worked with Dell extensively only to be told after that I can't do what the plan was...

Please provide info and I can fill in anything else you need to know from me...

Thanks!

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Raphael_Metron-PrimeWeb
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stevebradburyCommented:
If you don't want to run exchange, sign up for google apps.

http://www.google.com/apps/intl/en/business/index.html

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Justin DurrantSr. Engineer - Windows Server/VirtualizationCommented:
Are they using Outlook?

I have heard good things about http://www.officecalendar.com/
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wedran_comCommented:
Sync All Contacts: LinkedIn, Facebook, Outlook, CRM and iPhone to Google Contacts (including the Profile Photo) http://bit.ly/bJmrBo
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Raphael_Metron-PrimeWebAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your responses...
-for security reasons we are choosing not to use google apps, but thanks...
-I'm trying not to use extra software (officecalendar) other than whats on SBS2008, if possible

anything else?
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wedran_comCommented:
I, and  stevebradbury have provided a solution to question. Author rejects because of security reasons that are not mentioned in the question. Recommendation: split points between stevebradbury and wedran_com
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wedran_comCommented:
Recommendation: #3 - split points
http:#29304047 and http:#29391312
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