Synchronise your Windows 8 email and calendar apps with MDaemon

One of the most notable changes visually in Windows 8 is the range of new apps that now appear on the “Start” page. In a similar vein to mobile devices, there are email and calendar apps which now integrate tightly, offering handy features such as notifications.

It’s easy to see why some users will end up switching to this as their preferred method of access, so in this post I’ll show you how to configure MDaemon to synchronise with these two key apps.

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Kent SBS User Group Meeting

James presenting at the Kent SBS user groupNeil and I recently returned from sunny Chatham where we were kindly invited to come along and talk to attendees of the Kent SBS user group about MDaemon Messaging Server.

This is one of a number of regional groups across the UK which include Manchester, Reading Birmingham, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Each consists of like-minded IT support companies and managed service providers wanting to keep their “toe-in” with market and product developments, discuss some of the challenges they face in the field, and perhaps most importantly, help keep the local Dominos in business.

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MDaemon expired licence promotion – extended until 31st October 2012!

MDaemon promotion extended

Are you an MDaemon user with an old expired licence?

Would you benefit from better performance, two way synchronisation of any mobile device, a fast “desktop-like” Webmail client and more?

Upgrade to MDaemon Pro version 13.0 this month and we’ll provide you with all of this, upgrade protection for another 12 months and free technical support, for 50% less than it would ordinarily cost!

If you’re an existing business user you’d be crazy to miss out on this great saving and it’s really simple to take advantage of…

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MDaemon Messaging Server – a viable alternative to Microsoft Exchange?

MDaemon, Exchange or Office365?Towards the end of my last post I touched on the fact that Microsoft’s recent announcement to drop Small Business Server next year has given particularly its partner community, reasons to look around at potential alternative solutions to Exchange.

In this post I take a moment to highlight some of the reasons MDaemon Messaging Server should be on that list of alternatives you might be considering, including how the costs look alongside the equivalent Microsoft products.

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Microsoft Small Business Server to ‘bite the dust’ in 2013

SBS - the final nail?As you may well have picked up on the IT news grapevine, Microsoft have recently announced their plans to kill off the popular Small Business Server 2011 titles in June 2013 as they step up efforts to “guide” small business customers towards their hosted and hybrid offerings.

Despite the fact it came as no real surprise to most of the partners I come in to contact with – the decision has still clearly left many of those who’ve been loyal SBS evangelists over the years pretty miffed given it’s the product they’ve been building their businesses around.

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WorldClient challenge – Day 2 Drag and drop messages

Moving messages is much easier in WorldClient thanks to the simple drag and drop feature. Just like a Windows application you can pick up one or more messages and either move or hold down <CTRL> to copy them to a new folder. A nice feature is that if you hang over a collapsed folder this will expand allowing you to drop the messages into a sub folder.

World Client drag and drop animation

This feature is available in the Lookout Theme for WorldClient, and works across multiple browsers including Firefox, Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. If you have tested this in any other browsers please let me know in the comments.

WorldClient challenge – Day 1 Calendars

Did you know WorldClient is not only for email but also has extensive built in calendar support? It does not stop at just managing your own personal calendar, but it also provides access to any other public and shared calendars that you have rights to view.

One often overlooked feature is the ability to overlay multiple calendars in one single view.WorldClient Calendars

This makes it much easier to find out a suitable time slot when booking an event and inviting multiple people, you can easily see at a glance when everyone is free.

The users calendar is the same one that is synchronised with Outlook Connector or even with your iPhone, Blackberry or Android device so you don’t even need to be in front of a PC to get important alerts.