May 10, 2010

Microsoft® Outlook® folders without Exchange gets easier with OfficeCalendar Version 7

Sharing Microsoft Outlook folders without Exchange gets easier with OfficeCalendar Version 7

May 10, 2010 – Lookout Software LLC., has just released OfficeCalendar Version 7, a major upgrade to the affordable software alternative to Microsoft Exchange Server that allows users to easily share their Outlook calendars, and more, with colleagues and coworkers.

OfficeCalendar Version 7 has many exciting new features including, but not limited to, support for Microsoft Outlook 2010; an new hosted OfficeCalendar Server that is accessible to you and your team member no matter where you are; a newly re-designed Administration console that makes the management of Outlook folder sharing and group calendars faster and easier than ever; loads of new improvements with OfficeCalendar Online and OfficeCalendar Mobile for BlackBerry; and a new built-in automatic client software update system.

If you’ve been using OfficeCalendar for a while now and have been waiting for a special upgrade before implementing a new version now is that time!

Tested and Certified to Support Microsoft Outlook 2010

Outlook 2010 is a significant overhaul and we’ve had to put in extra time testing and tweaking our code in order to certify full support for it. Currently, OfficeCalendar version 7 is certified by our QA department to work with Microsoft Outlook 2010 32-bit edition. Additional testing code enhancements are required before we can certify OfficeCalendar 7 for the 64-bit edition, which will be completed before the end of this summer. All OfficeCalendar Version 7 users will get this update (64-bit support) at no additional charge. The good news is that Microsoft is shipping both 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Microsoft Outlook for each license and you can easily upgrade from the 32-bit edition to the 64-bit edition once we make our update available.

Hosted OfficeCalendar Server – OfficeCalendar On Demand

With OfficeCalendar Version 7 Lookout software is now offering a hosting service for the OfficeCalendar Server and Admin console called OfficeCalendar On Demand. This is a brand new service offering where Lookout Software hosts the OfficeCalendar Server application in a secure data center, eliminating the need to have the OfficeCalendar Server application installed and running locally on your computer. This is a great solution for organizations that have one or more remote users because no special network setup is required for remote users to connect and sync with it. Best of all the service is included in the OfficeCalendar Premium Annual Maintenance Plan which is only $27 per year per user. Yes, that’s per year (not per month) making On Demand service highly affordable.

Brand New Admin Console that makes administration of shared Outlook folders faster and easier

We’ve also overhauled the OfficeCalendar Administration console to make it easier and faster for companies to manage Outlook shared folders and group calendars. We’ve even built in the ability to print out a customized administrator’s document which gives each administrator the ability to print out a listing of users and passwords and other import settings for their organization.

We’ve also made many additional under the hood improvements which make the administration console perform faster and more reliably with the latest hardware.

OfficeCalendar Online Improvements

Many significant improvements to OfficeCalendar Online and OfficeCalendar Mobile for BlackBerry have also been made with OfficeCalendar Version 7. The two biggest features, based on customer requests are syncing and seeing reminders from Outlook inside OfficeCalendar Online and vice-versa (now added to V7); the ability to turn off/on group calendars in online interface; and the option in the BlackBerry to turn off syncing between x & y hours.

How to get OfficeCalendar Version 7

New Customers…

Organizations that are new to OfficeCalendar may download a free trial version of OfficeCalendar Version 7 at http://www.officecalendar.com. OfficeCalendar may be purchased directly from the OfficeCalendar website.

Existing Customers…

If your organization has a current Annual Maintenance subscription you may log into your customer account and download OfficeCalendar Version 7 any time. However, in order to use OfficeCalendar On Demand (Hosted OfficeCalendar Server) and OfficeCalendar Online (Outlook web access feature) you must have a current Premium Annual Maintenance Plan.

If your organization has purchased OfficeCalendar but has never had a maintenance plan or your maintenance plan has lapsed simply log into your online customer account at https://www.officecalendar.com/purchase/login.aspx and purchase/renew your maintenance plan; or call us toll free at 866-847-7512 (in the US and Canada) or 214-329-4500.

About Lookout Software

Lookout Software was founded in the summer of 2003 with the goal of providing practical and affordable software solutions that solve common business problems for small to mid-size businesses and professional organizations.

OfficeCalendar was released by Lookout Software in May 2004, and since that time has evolved through several versions to the most recent, Version 7. Lookout Software staff and developers are continually striving to better OfficeCalendar and gladly embrace feedback from customers. To download a free 14-day trial version of OfficeCalendar Version 7, or for more information about Lookout Software and OfficeCalendar, visit the website at http://www.officecalendar.com.

Other Lookout Software Applications

Office Timesheets is a web-based time and expense tracking software application designed for project and/or job driven organizations that desire accurate accounting and project or job budgeting, costing with real-time reporting and billing. It is offered in two versions: hosted or self-installed. For more information about Office Timesheets or to set up a free 30 day trial, visit http://www.officetimesheets.com.

RSSCalendar was recently acquired by Lookout Software in the fall of 2007. RSSCalendar is an innovative online event and calendaring syndication solution that can be used for a variety of web-based calendaring needs. For more information about RSSCalendar or to set up a free online calendar, visit http://www.rsscalendar.com.

Anti-Dupe http://www.anti-dupe.com is an Outlook add-in utility that removes duplicate records in your Outlook folders. Attachment Security for Microsoft Outlook http://www.attachmentsecurity.com is a free add-in that gives you access to almost any Outlook blocked attachment.

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Lookout Software was established in 2003 and since that time has acquired a licensed user base of over 10,000 companies, and over 100,000 end-users using its software products worldwide.

Office Timesheets has a diverse base of customers ranging from small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) to Fortune 500 companies with installations in every major continent throughout the world.