Zimbra + ActiveSync + iPhone 2.0 = Manna

Zimbra just got 21st-century sync. It's so cool!

Oh, my. I just set up Zimbra on my iPhone 2.0 software with ActiveSync. Verdict? Angels are descending to bless the experience.

It will sound silly, because Windows + Blackberry has had this functionality for eons, but it was such a wonderful thing to be able to accept appointments on my phone, have everything automatically synched with my Zimbra server, etc. It's not, in other words, a giant leap forward for email and collaboration, but it's a major win for Zimbra.

Thank you, Zimbra. Thank you, Microsoft (ActiveSync). I've joined the 21st Century. :-)

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    Matt Asay is chief operating officer at Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu Linux operating system. Prior to Canonical, Matt was general manager of the Americas division and vice president of business development at Alfresco, an open-source applications company. Matt brings a decade of in-the-trenches open-source business and legal experience to The Open Road, with an emphasis on emerging open-source business strategies and opportunities. He is a member of the CNET Blog Network and is not an employee of CNET. You can follow Matt on Twitter @mjasay.

     

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