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Accessing Outlook from another computer

by KostaKondratenko / November 1, 2009 7:51 AM PST

One thing that I really need to do is be able to check my calendar and my tasks from other computers, sometimes I'm out, at a client's place and I think it would be neat to jump on a computer and just check what i'm doing and calibrate myself.

Now I know Microsoft has this thing called Exchange but I have a feeling they're going to charge me an arm and a leg, and I also know there are a couple of software packages (ScheduleWorld is one I've tried) that attempt to do this for cheaper but the ones I have tried are rubbish.

So

The question I have is how would you do it? Just imagine you want Outlook on another computer, I'm thinking like a cloud application, and before I leave my computer it could automatically upload all my data to a server from where I can access it later (not uploading images or big e-mails, just the text of e-mails, tasks and calendar items).

Surely that is not difficult and OUT THERE and I really don't understand why this service should be paid for, especially considering things like Gmail are completely free, so syncing them should not be a problem.

Anyway, if anyone knows what best course I should take or what they use themselves please let me know.

Regards
Kosta

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Lots of choices in the cloud nowadays ...
by Kees Bakker / November 1, 2009 5:45 PM PST

in the USA, at least.

There's Google Apps from Google, Lotus Live iNotes from IBM and Exchange Online from Microsoft. It's remarkably cheap: around USD 40 a year per user. That can't be called an arm and a leg, can it?

Kees

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$10 per month.
by KostaKondratenko / November 1, 2009 6:14 PM PST

It says here starting from $10 per user per month. Well, that's $120 per year. What can I do? I'll have to get it.

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Teh alternative ...
by Kees Bakker / November 1, 2009 6:16 PM PST
In reply to: $10 per month.

do everything you do (at the office and with the customer) on a laptop or a PDA. You can take that with you including all your data.

Kees

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You're Right
by KostaKondratenko / November 1, 2009 6:19 PM PST
In reply to: Teh alternative ...

Good idea. That shouldn't be too hard.

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Australia?
by KostaKondratenko / November 1, 2009 6:16 PM PST

Anything in Australia. Jesus why the hell can they not provide it all over the world... it's the internet for Chrit's sake.

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