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Mozilla Foundation Looking for Names of Organizations That Have Switched to Mozilla

Sunday July 18th, 2004

Bart Decrem writes: "The Mozilla Foundation is looking for examples of companies or organizations that have moved from IE to Mozilla-based browsers in the last few weeks. Please chime in if you know of any!"


#12 Better MS Exchange support required for Corporates

by Milhouse

Sunday July 18th, 2004 6:59 PM

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Corporates using MS Exchange won't consider Thunderbird without better Exchange support since they want the "groupware" features such as centralised contacts, calendars, to-do lists, shared/delegated diaries and (most importanly) meeting invites which Thunderbird doesn't support.

It's no use comparing Thunderbird to Outlook in a Corporate+MS Exchange environment as Outlook provides much more functionality than just a simple email client. Thunderbird is most likely to be taken up by small firms, where it makes a great deal of sense.

Until Thunderbird supports the same features as Outlook on an Exchange platform it's going to be hard for Thunderbird to compete - arguably that user base probably isn't the primary focus right now and will require a great deal more developer involvement since MS Exchange is a potentially moving target, but it would be great if Thunderbird could at some point in the future be considered a replacement for Outlook as an Exchange client.