Zimbra Collaboration Suite
) is a groupware
product created by Zimbra, Inc., located in Palo Alto, California
, USA. The company was purchased by Yahoo!
in September 2007, and subsequently purchased by VMware
on Tuesday, January 12, 2010. The software consists of both client
components. Two versions of Zimbra are available: an open-source
version, and a commercially supported version ("Zimbra Network") with closed-source
components such as a proprietary MAPI connector to Outlook for calendar synchronization.
The ZCS Web Client is a full-featured collaboration suite that supports email, group calendars and document sharing using an Ajax
web interface that enables tool tips, drag-and-drop items, and right-click menus in the UI. Also included are advanced searching capabilities and date relations, online document authoring, "Zimlet" mashup
and a full administration UI. It is written using the Zimbra Ajax Toolkit.
The ZCS Server uses several open source projects (see the section, Included open source projects
). It exposes a SOAP application programming interface
to all its functionality and also is an IMAP
server. The server runs on many distributions of Linux
as well as on Mac OS X
ZCS can synchronize mail, contacts, and calendar items with open-source mail clients such as Novell Evolution
and also with proprietary clients such as Microsoft Outlook
and Apple Mail
, but only through... Read More