Provider for Microsoft Exchange is a Thunderbird and Sunbird extension that allows you to use Microsoft Exchange calendars in Thunderbird, via Exchange’s web services. The add-on works both on Thunderbird 2 and 3 and Sunbird.
Usage and documentation
The format of the calendar URL is http://firstname.lastname@example.org@auto for autodiscovering configuration, or replace auto with the full path to the Exchange web services SOAP endpoint.
To add a new Microsoft Exchange calendar, do the following:
1. Calendar / New calendar
2. On the network / next
3. Microsoft exchange. In the location type either:
* http://email@example.com@auto for autoconfiguration
* https://firstname.lastname@example.org@exchangeserver.com/EWS/Exchange.asmx for manual settings
where email@example.com is your Exchange username (Not necessarily your email address!).
· Mozilla Sunbird
· Managing meeting responses.
· Various documentation states that meeting responses should be automatically processed by Exchange. In our test environment this did not occur. (Perhaps the functionality was switched off.) Nevertheless, Outlook’s “process requests and responses on arrival” e-mail tracking option will spot meeting responses in the inbox and update relevant calendar items. With Exchange’s web services, it is possible to scan the inbox for IPM.Schedule.Meeting.Resp messages, and obtain the relevant AssociatedCalendarItemId. Unfortunately it is impossible to modify the ResponseType of Attendees, despite a successful operatoin result on attempt. Perhaps there is a way to do it with Response Objects but there did not seem to be an obvious way.
· Tasks. You can always create a “task” as a calendar item though.
· A bunch of other stuff.
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Transition version