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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

SuPump when used on disabled accounts

We had an issue crop up in one of our favorite sites using the Sumatra Pump.

Calendar item insertion jobs were hanging and the error logs were showing things like this:

GetUserFromAD-ERROR: Failed while reading AD: (employeeId=F112ZHW); err: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
GetUserFromAD-ERROR: Failed while reading AD: (employeeId=F112ZHY); err: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
'ERROR: Failed while reading AD.(employeeId=F112ZHT)
ERROR: Failed while reading AD.(employeeId=33460A)

Simple to diagnose: The accounts causing the problem were DISABLED accounts.

To deal with it exclude the disabled accounts.
      Patient: "Doctor, it hurts when I do this."  
      Doctor: "Don't do that!"

WHAT (NOT) TO DO

An easy fix: add this criteria to exclude disabled accounts to the LDAP string in the _config.xml file:
(!userAccountControl:1.2.840.113556.1.4.803:=2)
Thus,  your LDAP4USER setting should look something like this  
LDAP://DC=YOUR_DC,DC=COMPANY,DC=COM;(&(mailNickName=*)(employeeID=*)(!userAccountControl:1.2.840.113556.1.4.803:=2))

What the heck do those strange numbers mean????

It’s a bitwise AND filter for the UAC.  

For more info on the UAC please see:


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

OWA :-( Something went wrong (owa/auth/errorFE.aspx?httpCode=500)

We were testing the Attachments in Oracle Calendar.  It works without problem in Office 365 as it seems to do on our Exchange 2016 On-Prem servers.  BUT, we can't confirm it, because OWA (o.k, Outlook on the web) puts up a ":-( Something went wrong " page (the URL is owa/auth/errorFE.aspx?httpCode=500) with no helpful information.




This walks through the testing and debugging I went through.  If you want to skip this and move directly to the answer, it was to recreate the certificates (see the bottom of the blog). Note, Google search results offered solutions that caused me to spin my wheels.  Before you try my solution, I urge you to ensure that your problem is the same as my problem.

What I tried:
Set TimeZone and Language. We provisioned a few test user mailboxes and started the insertion without first logging into those mailboxes.  A quick Google search suggested the problem is due to incompletely configured mailboxes, i.e., no time zone and language. The typical workflow: the user should be redirected to languageselection.aspx, choose the correct setting and then return. But not for us.  The Exchange Shell command, Set-MailboxRegionalConfiguration, without success.  

Get-Mailbox myuser | Set-MailboxRegionalConfiguration -Language 1033 

-TimeZone "Eastern Standard Time"

Cogmotive's blog conveniently provides the enumerated language and timezone values.

"Test-OWAConnectivity" -- It's removed in Exchange 2016!

Check  the event log.  
a) Looking at errors.  Came across. Can't find the  URL officeclient.microsoft.com?  A MSExchangeApplicationLogic Error 3018. It can't get out to the internet? 
Set proxy, -- no change: 
Set-ExchangeServer Server01 -InternetWebProxy http://10.3.3.3:80




b) Many Event 1309 Warnings
I was looking for errors -- but broadened the filter to include warnings.  I found many problems with Asp.Net.4.0.30319.0



This warning pointed me to a MS Support article: Event ID 1309 and you can't access OWA and ECP after you install Exchange Server 2016 or Exchange Server 2013.  It suggests "SharedWebConfig.config" is missing from the FrontEnd and ClientAccess.  The files are present. Recreating them one-at-a-time and restarting IIS made no difference. 




OK, that didn't work. onto the next one

c) Many 2004 Warnings -- Unable to find Certificate with thumbprint....

Checking Get-ExchangeCertificate, and Get-AuthConfig, I see the authCOnfig has the certificate, but not the Exchange Certificate.  This is getting closer!

What finally worked -- Create a new "Microsoft Exchange Server Auth Certificate": 

New-ExchangeCertificate  ...
* Don't replace the SMTP certificate 
* Note the thumbprint of the new certificate
* Put in place
$a=get-date
Set-AuthConfig -NewCertificateThumbprint EZxxxxx –NewCertificateEffectiveDate $a
Set-AuthConfig –PublishCertificate
* Remove reference to the old certificate
Set-AuthConfig -ClearPreviousCertificate.
iisreset

Bingo!

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Special Cases of Attachments in Oracle Calendar Migrations to Microsoft Exchange

Secure signed attachments in Oracle Communication Convergence Calendar, that is anything named “smime.p7m” or with a “.p7m” extension.  These are signed, secured attachments in in Oracle Communication Convergence Calendar so the Sumatra process takes them as the secured, signed (therefore encrypted) attachments they are.
Please make sure your security-tasked admins know this and are prepared to deal with it in a post-migration Microsoft Exchange environment and have their certificates and security arranged appropriately.
Otherwise we are migrating data that cannot be read in your Office 365 / Microsoft Exchange environment.
Inline attachments in Oracle Communication Convergence Calendar
OCC identifies inline attachments by excluding the file name and the format type.  Since Sumatra doesn’t know the file name or file type, we name the attachment “att_” + <>, without extension, and attach as a FILE (not inline.) 

Oftentimes users can leverage their browsers to view each attachment.  In the calendar event select the attachment and Right-Click-Open, selecting the appropriate application if you know what it is or Microsoft Explorer if you do not.  If the attachment does not display correctly please contact the meeting organizer.

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Attachments in Oracle Communication Convergence Calendar Migration to Exchange Version 2

Okay okay....

Remember this article?

We changed our minds.

Our test site did not want just the URL.

SO we needed to actually attach the damned binary file(s).

Sure.  We're getting a paycheck somewhere in here, right?

The insertion team (kudos to Russ!) put this together.

Export using fetchattach=1 in WCAP.

Select this option in your configuration:


Notes:

Attachments will slow down the process!
Attachments are not supported in historical archive mode.  


Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Daylight Savings Time and Exchange Hybrid Environments -- Remember to apply CU6

Microsoft released June 2017 Quarterly Exchange Update (for Exchange 2016) on June 27, 2017. This pushes the build number to 15.01.1034.026

It's a MUST update for:

  • Exchange Hybrid Environments (for more see a recent Sumatra Blog post on hybrid directory structures), particularly when the alias and SAM account names are different.  
  • US customers -- it has the latest DST updates.  
  • Sumatra's European customers -- it  fixes an error when the mailbox name contains an umlaut (Jörg, Hans-Günther, Köller, Müller, Dück and MANY more will be happy!)


Download Exchange CU6 for Exchange 2016 here.

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

How To Do It: Microsoft Exchange Hybrid Directory Structures

 A typical Sumatra client deploys our Microsoft Exchange migration and calendaring solutions in either on-premises or the cloud (Office 365).  This deployment is supported by a straight-forward network topology: user, room mailboxes are setup in a Single Forest.  This simple topology gets more complicated, particularly as Office 365 makes inroads in larger enterprises and higher education segments.
Some client deployments require two different Active Directory configurations.  We see this implementation when only a portion of the enterprise needs Exchange (e.g., office worker vs manufacturing, retail store, etc).  This is called creating a Dedicated Exchange Forest (see http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa997312(EXCHG.65).aspx);  
Other client deployments host Active Directory and Exchange on two physically separate forests (e.g., parent company, acquired subdivision.) In Exchange 2007  this configuration was called an Exchange Resource Forest Topology (see: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa998031(EXCHG.80).aspx).    
This Exchange Resource Forest Topology has evolved in these cloud-centric times to an Exchange hybrid deployment topology (e.g., where on-premises Exchange server and Office 365 coexist in one domain (e.g., professors on-prem Exchange; Students & Alums on Office 365.)
This requires clients synchronize Active Directory between these two physically discrete servers to ensure users have a seamless single-signon experience.  Thus, when the client signs in, they are redirected to either on-premises or the cloud, depending upon their configuration.  If cloud-based users start from a company intranet, they are often required to resubmit their credentials.  This adds a small wrinkle to a calendar migration.
Follow this guide
We do not duplicate efforts when we find an excellent how-to already published.  Such is the case with Step-By-Step: Configuring a Hybrid Office 365 Deployment via Hybrid Deployment Wizard.  It’s hard to go wrong following those steps.
For those of you who need a more detailed set of instructions for earlier Exchange 2007/2010 resource forest trust environments, please contact Sumatra.
Your mantra: Validate before you Impersonate!
Your slightly longer mantra: Validate on the on-prem before you impersonate in Office 365.
In the Sumatra user interface, use your service credentials.  Hazy on service credentials?  Check out our posting The Cookbook Version of Exchange 2013 Migration Rights  and do not be afraid to use our debugging guide.
But how do I migrate on-prem Exchange to the Office 365 environment?
Easy:  For email user imapsync.  In fact we wrote a DIY guide to on-prem to Office 365 migrations.
We can handle the calendars better than anyone else, keeping meetings from an on-prem environment as meetings in Office 365, including incremental sync!  Check out our video.

Questions?  Contact Sumatra.  Or visit our site or blog.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

MDaemon migration: Suggested Contacts to Office 365 / Exchange

As usual we cannot keep ourselves out of trouble.  "Trouble" in this case meaning "adding more migration features so legacy calendar systems hate us even more."

The latest is migrating Suggested Contacts from MDaemon into Office 365 / Microsoft Exchange.

This has subtlety.  As is the case with Notes going from MDaemon into Exchange, we cannot place them directly in the folder "Suggested Contacts."  On Suggested Contacts, see this link.  

So we insert into the main Contacts folder (usually under an interface tag of "People" now) and give it the category "Suggested Contacts" to make them easy to find. 

Viewing your Contacts as a List and looking at Categories you'll see them this way:



As the above link documented,  "You can no longer add contacts to the Suggested Contacts folder."

To set this up in our migration tool we added a new option to the user interface.


We also have field confirmation that our migration works with two-byte character systems, such as Chinese:




Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Attachments in Oracle Communication Convergence Calendar Migration to Exchange

Attachments.

The bane of full-state calendar migration, largely because it slows down the entire process and really grinds every gear we have.

So in the Oracle Communication Convergence Calendar server migration where you can extract URLs to attachments -- we insert URLs to the attachment.

We've given it to one site to try out.  If anyone else out there is looking for Oracle Communication / nee Sun Java Calendar, let us know.

The configuration looks like this:






Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Customizing the Sumatra Double Booking cmdlet

There are a simple ways to customize the Sumatra Double Booking cmdlet, and most of them involve a text editor.

Let's look at the messages.txt file to see what we can modify there.


The entire point is to separate out the text sent to meeting organizers to inform them of conflicts.

Separating this from the application gives you the ability to easily customize it for your workplace social environment or to translate it into a different language.

Any text editor will do, and note that there are specified place holders, such as "(1)" for Conference Room Name that are reserved for the cmdlet.

The text in comments tells you the circumstances that generate the message.  For example:

#Message to notify One organizer (the one that came in after the booking was made  -or- trumped by a VIP)

The vips.txt file is the list of the primary SMTP addresses of VIPs who get automatic preference when you invoke the VIPsGetBookingPreference flag.


As you can see from this example, Janis Joplin will get preference over all other users in that scenario.

Finally there is license.txt, the domain-specific license that allows you to execute the cmdlet in your environment.  Copy the license key you got from Sumatra into this file:


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Speeding your Oracle to Exchange calendar migration

Migrations are time-consuming and resource-intensive.

If you did not know this before, welcome to being woke.

The way we do them is of course even MORE time-consuming and resource-intensive because we re-create connections to attendees in meetings.  Because of the way EWS works this means more time and effort.

UNLESS... you consider that historical events do not really need to be fully-recreated.

Oh... please tell me more!

YES!  If you (say) do a full-state migration take data from (say) a month back and into the future as full-state.  

The key is the Calendar Selection Dates in your Configuration.



Your usual insertion settings for live meetings is this:  Do that for say (Today-30 days) into the Future at 2039.


For an archive / historical insertion:  Do this for (Whenever your earliest necessary date is) to (Today-30) Date.

Big warnings:
Make sure you use a different  in the _Config.xml for the historical insertion and the current insertion.  Reason: If your historical needs to be rolled back you do not want it to also remove your current data.  That's what we call a resume-generating process.

Monday, May 08, 2017

Multiple Conflicts and the Sumatra Double-Booked cmdlet

Sure -- you think USUALLY there's only going to be TWO meetings in conflict.

Our data says otherwise.

So let's look at this tortured yet realistic example:

Get-suDoubleBookedMeetings -ExchangeVersion 2013 `
-EWSurl "https://outlook.office365.com/EWS/Exchange.ASMX" `
-PrimarySMTPAddress "room222@sumatra.onmicrosoft.com" `
-DeclineConflicts `
-VIPfile "c:\users\Zyg\Desktop\suDoubleBook\vips.txt" `
-VIPsGetBookingPreference `
-ImpersonationAccount "zyg-furmaniuk@sumatra.onmicrosoft.com" `
-Credential $LiveCred `
-bw 180 `
-licensefile "c:\users\Zyg\Desktop\suDoubleBook\license.txt"

Will result in this:

We've set Janis as the VIP who gets SOLE access to the resource during the time.

Note that in this scenario the cmdlet also removed a direct-booked appointment some resource calendar human delegate put in there.


Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Oracle Communications Calendar Server to Microsoft Exchange Migration

We've been doing Oracle Calendar Server and Oracle Beehive for a while now.  The old Sun Java calendar was something we experimented with a while ago but didn't see much market for.

Then a 3000 seat migration came in for Oracle Communications Convergence Calendar Server (née iPlanet, then Sun Java calendar, etc.).

So we wrote it and added it to the regular Oracle Calendar Server migration code, running to migrate server-side into Microsoft Exchange.

As usual, we have a couple of advantages over client-side methods:


  • Meetings are meetings with guest lists and responses.
  • Recurrence patterns come over
  • Room and resource bookings are recreated
  • To-dos come over
  • We have an UNDO capability to selectively remove only the data we inserted if necessary.
  • Users and resources can be mapped to new IDs
Of course for email use imapsync.  Look through our blog for more info on how to use it and why it is the optimal solution for pretty much every situation you could be in migrating email.


Monday, April 24, 2017

Download the Sumatra Double-Booking cmdlet

You can download the Sumatra Double-Booking cmdlet for Exchange / Office 365 in a .ZIP file from here.  The ZIP file also includes the documentation as a PDF.

You will need to contact us for a key if you want to try it out.

You can just report on double-bookings using our previously-released script.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Three Basic Ways of Dealing with Double-Booked Resources in the Sumatra cmdlet

There are three basic ways of automatically dealing with double-booked resources in the Sumatra cmdlet suDoubleBookedMeetings.
  1. You guys work it out. aka Alert both (all) parties
  2. The early bird gets the room.  aka First one who booked wins
  3. Rank has its privileges.  aka VIPs win.  (Unless there's two of them then see 1.)
Let's look at the cases for each of those with this real-world double-booked meeting in Room 222 which both Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix have booked.





You guys work it out
You could think of this as the kinder-gentler "We're going to inform you but not enforce any changes" option.

Using this command:
Get-suDoubleBookedMeetings -ExchangeVersion 2013 -EWSurl "https://outlook.office365.com/EWS/Exchange.ASMX" `
-PrimarySMTPAddress "room222@sumatra.onmicrosoft.com" `
-EmailOrganizers `
-ImpersonationAccount "ADMIN@sumatra.onmicrosoft.com" `
-Credential $LiveCred `
-bw 18 `
-licensefile "c:\users\ADMIN\Desktop\suDoubleBook\license.txt"

Each of them receives this notification and nothing is removed from the conference calendar.

The early bird gets the room:
using this command:

Get-suDoubleBookedMeetings -ExchangeVersion 2013 -EWSurl "https://outlook.office365.com/EWS/Exchange.ASMX" `
-PrimarySMTPAddress "room222@sumatra.onmicrosoft.com" `
-DeclineConflicts `
-ImpersonationAccount "ADMIN@sumatra.onmicrosoft.com" `
-Credential $LiveCred `
-bw 10 `
-licensefile "c:\users\ADMIN\Desktop\suDoubleBook\license.txt"

Since Jimi Hendrix booked this slot in Room 222 before Janis Joplin did, under this scenario the room goes to Jimi and Janis is notified (Note that this notification comes directly from Microsoft Exchange):


Rank has its privileges
But let's say that Janis Joplin is a VIP and Jimi Hendrix is not.  Then, using this command:

Get-suDoubleBookedMeetings -ExchangeVersion 2013 `
-EWSurl "https://outlook.office365.com/EWS/Exchange.ASMX" `
-PrimarySMTPAddress "room222@sumatra.onmicrosoft.com" `
-DeclineConflicts `
-VIPfile "c:\users\ADMIN\Desktop\suDoubleBook\vips.txt" `
-VIPsGetBookingPreference `
-ImpersonationAccount "ADMIN@sumatra.onmicrosoft.com" `
-Credential $LiveCred `
-bw 180 `
-licensefile "c:\users\ADMIN\Desktop\suDoubleBook\license.txt"


Janis gets the room and Jimi is declined by the conference room.  Note that this results in the exact OPPOSITE of the situation just described above.


We think this covers all the social hierarchy choices you should have to make with the conference room, but please feel free to let us know.

$LiveCred is a variable we've set up to store credentials to the Exchange server in PowerShell.  Check out our earlier postings if you're unsure how to do this.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

How the Sumatra Double-Booking cmdlet works

Free license through 2017 if you qualify and contact us.

First: you can always get help at the PowerShell prompt with:
get-help Get-suDoubleBookedMeetings

Let's say that we have the following calendar for Room 222:

Clearly there is some double-booking here.  

Keep in mind neither Jimi Hendrix not Janis Joplin have any way of knowing from their own calendars that a conflict is imminent.

If you execute the cmdlet in this way say a week before this is to unfold:
Get-suDoubleBookedMeetings -ExchangeVersion 2013 -EWSurl "https://outlook.office365.com/EWS/Exchange.ASMX" `
-PrimarySMTPAddress "room222@sumatra.onmicrosoft.com" `
-VIPfile "c:\users\Admin\Desktop\suDoubleBook\vips.txt" `
-DeclineConflicts `
-EmailOrganizers `
-VIPsGetBookingPreference `
-ImpersonationAccount "ADMIN@sumatra.onmicrosoft.com" `
-Credential $LiveCred `
-bw 10 `
-Verbose -Debug `
-licensefile "c:\users\Admin\Desktop\suDoubleBook\license.txt"

You will generate notifications to Jimi Hendrix that look like this:



Note also that we cover the case of a managed conference room where a Delegate might be putting appointments into the room calendar.  In this case even though the time is listed as FREE, we notify both parties.  We have no way of knowing WHAT is there, but there is the potential for conflict and we need to alert users to it.

If you want to get a little more proactive, we could define Janis Joplin as a "VIP" so that her meetings take priority over everyone else's.  Look at her conflict with Jimi Hendrix here:


We execute this command:

Get-suDoubleBookedMeetings `
-writeHTML `
-HTMLFile "c:\users\Admin\Desktop\suDoubleBook\MyHtml.html" `
-ExchangeVersion 2013 `
-EWSurl "https://outlook.office365.com/EWS/Exchange.ASMX" `
-PrimarySMTPAddress "room222@sumatra.onmicrosoft.com" `
-ImpersonationAccount "ADMIN@sumatra.onmicrosoft.com" -Credential $LiveCred -bw 16 `
-VIPFile ($myPath + "vips.txt") `
-VIPsGetBookingPreference `
-DeclineConflicts `
-licensefile "c:\users\Admin\Desktop\suDoubleBook\license.txt" 


And immediately the resource calendar looks like this:

And Jimi is notified that the resource has declined his request

We think this is a very elegant solution to the problem of managing double-booking in the real world.

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Callable PowerShell script to report on double booked resources in Exchange 2016 / Office 365

Sumatra is recognized as the expert in Exchange Calendaring.  Even so, we were surprised at the sudden influx of requests for info on the problem of double booked conference rooms.

This subject is really trending on our blog.

We're taking a two-pronged approach that helps both Exchange end-users and Exchange Admins:

First, for the DIY crowd, we released a FREE PowerShell script to report on double bookings – open source, under the MIT license.  This blog post covers the script.

Second, for the enterprise, we will release a cmdlet that does everything the free version does, and a whole lot more:
  • Reports double booked meetings.
  • Sends email notification to each meeting organizer about those upcoming conflicts and ask them to resolve the conflict. 
  • Removes conflicts by cancelling conflicting meeting occurrences that Exchange allowed (even though there was already an existing meeting booked for that room/date/time.)
  • Preferentially keep conflicting bookings for company VIPs, and,
  • Designed to receive piped input from Exchange PowerShell cmdlets.

This cmdlet will be a paid, licensed version.

So first, the script.

It's available for download here.  It's a text file, you'll need to rename it as a .PS1.  We do this or else your anti-virus software will get huffy. 

Successfully generating your report will give you results like this:

which will tell you the room with conflicts (not surprising since you have specified it, see below), the organizers, start and end date of the conflict and the number of other parties involved?

Number of parties?  Yes.  Note that one of the meetings above is triple-booked.

The text file is meant to be self-documenting, but in case you need some examples, here you go.

To get a report for a single resource (with some specific examples):

To generate a report for ALL resources, piped in from Get-Mailbox:
To generate reports for multiple rooms from a file:
This generates reports to the Exchange Administrator.

These examples in more general form are in a text file here.

Those of you who know PowerShell know you only need to import the function once per PowerShell session and then can invoke just the command suDoubleBookedMeetings.  If you did not know this before, you do now.

Looking to pull your Exchange Admin out of the loop on what to do with the information next?  

So glad you asked.

Watch this space for news of our cmdlet that automatically informs meeting organizers.

Monday, March 20, 2017

PowerShell cmdlet for Determining Double Booked Meetings

As we've said before, we've seen a lot of interest in this.

Here's a preview of the syntax we're using:

If you want to get in on testing this in your environment, drop us a line.

No guarantees on any of this yet, but we're so far into it we're definitely going to finish it.

Russ is spending his time with it in on-premises Exchange 2016 and Zyg is using it in our Office 365 test bed.

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Detecting Resource Double Bookings in Office 365

So if you have Microsoft Exchange / Office 365 settings for resources which ALLOW for double bookings, sometimes you need to FIND where these double booking are.

Take this screen shot of the calendar for Conference Room 222




We aren't showing you the email notifications yet (because it's not done) but it's easy to find and generate the list of conflicts (notice we also have some in the next week).


Monday, March 06, 2017

New York Times: Four Ways to Be More Effective in Meetings

From The New York Times a good, succinct article: Four Ways to Be More Effective in Meetings.

Often you'll see people try to institute applications in schedulers for some of these points.

Usually it doesn't work.  

The best scheduler applications are the ones that handle timing selection, communication, and resource booking and leave the social interaction to the human social environment.  Don't over-complicate these things.  Down that path lies much weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth.

The best advice we ever see is: don't propose a meeting without an agenda. 

'Nuff said.

Sunday, March 05, 2017

Sumatra DBA: Double Booking Alert for Resources in Microsoft Exchange and Office 365

We started to get curious when what we thought was a dry, technical issue of double booked conference rooms became one of the most-read posts on our blog.  We DO pay attention to this stuff.

I refer of course to Double-Booked Meeting Rooms in Office 365 (and how to avoid them).

In the space-time-convenience continuum which is always a struggle with different views of how to optimize your Microsoft Exchange calendaring experience, Outlook and Exchange 2016 do a good job of warning you at booking time of future conflicts with resources and recurring meetings.

But 1.) time management is a very dynamic entity so conflicts creep in at awkward times and 2.) it's easy to procrastinate and then lose track of future conflicts.

The best summary of the problem was here:
We are not happy; our users are not happy.


This brought us down a path of looking at simple means to accomplish checking for double bookings and (more importantly!) to make fixing double bookings actionable on the part of end users! 

We found a serviceable script (from the author of the above quote) at Auditing Exchange Rooms for Double Bookings.

This has a few problems: it's very good at saying "yes there are double bookings in your resources, Mr. Administrator."   And then what the heck is supposed to happen?

We thought it best to let the Exchange Administrator do what they're good at (managing Exchange, installing and maintaining software, handling permissions) and to create a mechanism to get the information where it is most needed -- into the hands of he affected meeting organizers.

To this end we've created Sumatra DBA: Double Booking Alert.

Sumatra DBA: Double Booking Alert

We see the following advantages of our approach:
  • Installs and runs Server-side (no Outlook add-ins to distribute / manage)
  • Pro-active instead of reactive
  • No user training involved (notices come to the inbox of meeting organizers)
  • Admin configurable
  • Notifications configurable by site
Stay tuned for screenshots and examples.

Want in on early testing?  Contact us.