updated 03:25 pm EST, Wed January 16, 2008
Kerio MailServer 6.5
Kerio is showcasing Kerio MailServer 6.5 with a new integrated CalDAV server at this week's MacWorld expo in San Francisco. Kerio MailServer is a crossplatform email and collaboration server for small to medium organizations that installs on Mac, Windows, and Linux. The new CalDAV server helps tackle the problems of scheduling meetings between users that have different calendaring applications. Kerio MailServer 6.5 enables iCal 3 users on Mac OS X Leopard to access free/busy information and shared calendars not only from other iCal calendars but also from Microsoft Outlook, Entourage, and Kerio WebMail and vice versa.
Kerio MailServer centralizes the calendars, so calendars in Apple iCal are automatically synchronized with Kerio WebMail and smartphones for anytime and anywhere access.
"The CalDAV protocol gives a big increase in Apple iCal's value to corporate users. Our iCal users can now benefit from the business applications that they have been missing for a long time, such as free/busy and delegation," said Joe Pruskowski, principal consultant of Pruskowski Consulting.
As a member of the CalConnect consortium, Kerio Technologies joins in the collaboration with other members to promote the adoption of CalDAV in calendaring applications and servers. The implementation of CalDAV will give users the freedom to choose their preferred platform or application to schedule appointments with other users.
Kerio MailServer 6.5 is available for preview by downloading the release candidate version. It supports Mac OS X 10.3 Panther or later (with some features requiring Mac OS X Tiger). A 10-user license costs $500 with McAfee Anti-Virus ($125/subscription to updates) and $400 without anti-virus protection. Additional user licenses start at $125 for 5-users.