After presentations from both Corporate Software & Technology (CS&T) and
Microsoft, we have decided that CorporateTime from CS&T is the best option
for maintaining a reliable calendar system for UVM. Our current calendar
system, Netscape Calendar, is actually a version of CS&T's CorporateTime and
the upgrade process is expected to be smooth and uneventful--just the way we
Netscape's support for their calendar product is about to run out. Soon, we
will be receiving and implementing the upgrade to the server. However, the
existing calendar software on users' desktop computers need not be replaced
immediately, and we do not anticipate any significant disruption as we move
to the newer version.
Our decision to upgrade to CorporateTime does not mean that we are locked
into this product or that a Microsoft Exchange-Outlook option might be a
good choice in the future. There are some advantages and some significant
disadvantages to the MS calendar product within Exchange-Outlook product
suite. But currently, the calendar component is not designed to stand alone.
In order to move to this environment, we would need to replace our email
infrastructure and migrate all users to Windows-based computers. Even if we
all agreed that this is a strategic direction, it would be a costly and
time-consuming effort and is certainly not something we can undertake in the
short term, even if we had the time and money.
For more information on the UVM calendar see
For information on the issues regarding the comparison of calendar
If you would like to speak with someone about your calendaring needs,
contact Geoff Duke <[log in to unmask]> [who kindly edited this
email for clarity].
Roger A. Lawson, Director http://www.uvm.edu/~ral
Computing & Information Technology University of Vermont
email: [log in to unmask] tel: (802) 656-1175 fax: 656-0872