updated 03:40 pm EDT, Mon October 17, 2005
Summit Groupware released
Powder Software has announced , its collaboration software for the Mac office with support for email, calendar, contacts, notes, and bulletin boards. Features include the ability to book meetings, reserve resources (such as meeting rooms), have workgroup discussion forums, keep personal calendars, record notes and journals, send and receive email, and share contacts. Additional features include desktop access for any Mac OS X, Windows, or Linux system; Web browser access; handheld computer access (Palm Treo, Smartphone); central storage of email, calendaring, and contact data; rights-sensitive permissions model to balance sharing and privacy; easy end user roll-outs via Java Web Start; and robust database storage features including automatic hot back-ups, scalability, and security. Summit Groupware is priced at $100 per seat and includes Summit Groupware Server for Mac OS X Mac OS X Desktop client, Windows Desktop Client, Linux Desktop Client, Web Browser client, Smartphone/PDA client, and one year of telephone support.