updated 06:05 pm EST, Wed February 10, 2010
Allows for distributed domains, CardDAV sync
Kerio has launched Connect 7, the latest release in a series formerly known under the MailServer name. Several major changes have been made, such as the ability to host a distributed domain cluster, uniting scattered physical servers. The program has also been given CardDAV support, allowing contact sync with compatible apps, such as the Snow Leopard version of Address Book.
A new web administration interface has been added, and cellphone support has been expanded to include Android and webOS devices. Compatible Android phones include the G1, G2, Droid and Nexus One, while webOS support incorporates the Palm Pre and Pixi. The final upgrade is a new retention policy, which can be used to automatically delete older e-mails to retain space.
Connect 7 is priced at $450 for a five-user license; each extra user costs $24. Mac, Linux and Windows versions are available, as are Virtual Appliances for VMware and Parallels. Macs must be running Mac OS X 10.4 and a G4 processor.