Microsoft Exchange Server is one of the most popular solutions for managing emails, calendars and tasks of the employees within an organization. This commercial software is expensive. The program of Zarafa offers a free and open source alternative.
Zarafa is an open source groupware solution from Dutch soil. The software is developed in Delft and provides server side emailopslag and a HTML5-based online client for managing email, tasks and calendars.
The basis of the Zarafa package is licensed under an open source license. For additional advanced features can be a paid version purchased. There are three different commercial packages, each with its own price level: "small business", "professional" and "enterprise". The open source version is known as the "community edition". This is very limited in options. So is the integration with Outlook may be for a maximum of three persons.
Zarafa offers a fully MAPI based architecture. The software works with Outlook and is highly scalable. It is an excellent open source alternative to the calendar, email and task manager within your organization. This software provides a good alternative for Microsoft Exchange Server.
If you are interested in this open source solution, but first want to see what the options exactly are then you can make use of the online demo.
You can free download Zarafa and safe install the latest trial or new full version for Windows 10 (x32, 64 bit) from the official site.