From: Nick Dokos <email@example.com>
To: Philipp Haselwarter <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Re: org and microsoft exchange
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2011 11:04:37 -0400 [thread overview]
Message-ID: <email@example.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: Message from Philipp Haselwarter <firstname.lastname@example.org> of "Mon, 20 Jun 2011 16:42:30 +0200." <email@example.com>
Philipp Haselwarter <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On 2011-06-20 07:52 UT, Eric S Fraga <email@example.com> wrote:
> ESF> Skip Collins <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> >> I was thinking of trying to get org and microsoft exchange talking to
> >> each other via soap-client.el and exchange web services
> >> (ews).Ultimately it would be nice to have a route into the corporate
> >> world of exchange, outlook, entourage, and blackberry where so many
> >> of us are forced to live.
> >> My first goal is to link org TODOs to exchange tasks in some
> >> simplistic way that allows two-way syncing.
> >> If that proves feasible, perhaps calendar items could be next.
> >> Does this sound useful?If anyone with elisp or web services
> >> programming experience is interested in lending a hand, I am sure to
> >> need some help.
> ESF> +1.
> ESF> My institution is moving to MS Live, whatever that means (I really
> ESF> am completely ignorant of the MS world, for better or for worse).I
> ESF> think this is somehow related to Exchange etc.so any type of
> ESF> integration with org would be greatly helpful for me!At first, all
> ESF> I care about is one way transfer, from the MS world to org but
> ESF> obviously two way syncing would be good.
> ESF> In my case, it's more about calendar events than tasks.My tasks are
> ESF> typically for my information only but meetings etc involve multiple
> ESF> people.
> ESF> I can try to help in due course.We haven't moved to the MS system
> ESF> yet so I cannot yet say how much I will be able to contribute.Keep
> ESF> me in the loop!
> How much of this problem is really MS-specific? I think it would be a
> huge door-opener for providing better general interoperability to have a
> clear idea of what types of events and tasks have to be dealt with. Then
> we can abstract from the org-representation of data and write plugins
> for different export formats.
> Ie have a general representation of a recurring event, have one
> representation for a task (with all the properties it can have) etc.
> Building from there, we can look at the different features supported by
> other formats and just dump the supported properties into the
> corresponding format or use other libraries as interface with, for
> example, an exchange server.
> Maybe we should start implementing iCalendar as described in
> http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc5545 and export our various org tags to
> well-defined lisp objects.
> This would also benefit all the projects trying to bring org to other
> platforms, which are now all rolling their own exporters.
We've discussed iCalendar before on the list - see e.g. the extensive
My own thoughts on the above are at
and I have made a little progress along the lines described, but
it's nowhere near ready for prime time.
prev parent reply other threads:[~2011-06-20 15:05 UTC|newest]
Thread overview: 33+ messages / expand[flat|nested] mbox.gz Atom feed top
2011-06-18 2:09 org and microsoft exchange Skip Collins
2011-06-20 7:52 ` Eric S Fraga
2011-06-20 11:53 ` Holger Wenzel
2011-06-20 12:01 ` Skip Collins
2011-06-20 14:13 ` Jonathan Arkell
2011-06-26 13:35 ` Matthieu Lemerre
2011-06-27 17:14 ` Eric S Fraga
2011-06-27 19:13 ` Matthieu Lemerre
2011-06-28 23:16 ` Bastien
2011-07-07 19:13 ` Matthieu Lemerre
2011-07-08 9:26 ` Bastien
2011-06-29 16:44 ` Eric S Fraga
2011-07-07 19:21 ` Matthieu Lemerre
2011-07-08 9:02 ` Eric S Fraga
2011-07-08 22:14 ` Achim Gratz
2011-06-20 11:53 ` Org-mode is not able to manage complex calendar events (was: org and microsoft exchange) Karl Voit
2011-06-20 14:38 ` Org-mode is not able to manage complex calendar events Eric S Fraga
2011-06-20 15:51 ` Karl Voit
2011-06-20 17:19 ` Eric S Fraga
2011-06-21 12:32 ` Karl Voit
2011-06-21 12:50 ` Rémi Vanicat
2011-06-21 16:46 ` Karl Voit
2011-06-21 15:12 ` Eric S Fraga
2011-06-21 17:24 ` Karl Voit
2011-06-28 9:36 ` Bastien
2011-06-28 12:19 ` How to place a feature wish (was: Org-mode is not able to manage complex calendar events) Karl Voit
2011-06-20 18:48 ` Org-mode is not able to manage complex calendar events Memnon Anon
2011-07-01 15:18 ` Bastien
2011-07-01 16:25 ` Karl Voit
2011-07-02 9:21 ` Bastien
2011-07-02 10:20 ` Karl Voit
2011-06-20 14:42 ` org and microsoft exchange Philipp Haselwarter
2011-06-20 15:04 ` Nick Dokos [this message]
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