A drop in the ocean

Lightening up Evolution with Exchange Web Services

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Off-late we have been working quite aggressively on improving our exchange connectivity using Exchange Web Services .  Some evolution hackers sat together during GUADEC 2010 and discussed on the focus areas which our community users as well as corporates would be interested in. Exchange Web Services was on top of the list and David Woodhouse kick-started the work at the same time!  The development went on in David’s repo – http://git.infradead.org/evolution-ews.git and you can watch out the progress there..









The festival season has started for evolution exchange and we have evolution showing the folders, mails and meetings using Exchange Web Services.  We currently just have the read-only support for mailer and calendar at the moment and we are working towards providing a complete support for calendar, mails and contacts.

Its always very nice to thanks all the contributors. Thanks to David Woodhouse who kick-started it, Michael meeks he is always there :), Johnny, Bharath Acharya, Akhil  Laddha, Chen, Fridrich who has been constantly getting it to compile on Windows…

There are more developers getting involved now and thanks to the organizations for supporting the development!! We are looking forward to deliver the package by the beginning of May 2011 for all the users.. One would be able to use EWS connector with Evolution version 2.32 onwards..

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Written by chenthill

February 3, 2011 at 5:44 pm

Posted in evolution, gnome, suse

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  1. Finally, will the year of Linux desktop arrive? :)

    Keep up the good work. Looking forward to feature-completion.

    Nikanth Karthikesan

    February 3, 2011 at 5:57 pm

  2. This is really great :) Though the Exchange 2010 WebUI isn’t too bad, native integration is always nice!


    February 3, 2011 at 6:22 pm

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  4. Would be pitching in from tonight :)


    February 3, 2011 at 6:58 pm

  5. @nikanth, mike thanks :) hoping for it :)
    @jony am exited, get in soon :)


    February 4, 2011 at 11:23 am

  6. Good stuff! Keep it up!

    Suresh Jayaraman

    February 8, 2011 at 3:06 pm

  7. thanks suresh :)


    February 8, 2011 at 3:09 pm

  8. > Some evolution hackers sat together during GUADEC 2010 and…

    Please sit together during GNOME.asia 2011 hackfest and finish this :)

    Parag Kumar

    February 9, 2011 at 10:05 am

  9. @nirav do you want to join ? ;)


    February 9, 2011 at 10:20 am

  10. Great initiative! I’ve been looking into getting Evolution to connect to our shiny(!) new Exchange 2010 server. Evolution-EWS seems to be the best way forward, but with the latest from Git I’m just getting:

    ‘Error while Scanning folders in “Exchange server mydomain.com”.

    No response.’

    Is there any way I can help out in getting this working with Exchange 2010?


    March 5, 2011 at 1:17 am

  11. I am looking forward to this… it is the last piece of the puzzle for me! Can’t wait!



    March 17, 2011 at 11:17 pm

  12. @chenthill
    Long time no update. Is this still ongoing?

    I’m a developer myself and would like to help if that’s possible…

    Christoph Linder

    July 6, 2011 at 11:32 pm

  13. @christoph its going with fireworks now ;) checkout – http://git.gnome.org/browse/evolution-ews/ . You can build ews against evo 2.32 or 3.0 and start hacking :) With rapid changes with evo 3.2 api’s we have decided to make evolution-ews compatible with the same a little later.

    Chenthill Palanisamy

    July 7, 2011 at 11:19 am

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