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It's been a long time coming – Kerio Connect 7.2 includes native support for Microsoft Outlook 2011 for Mac. Mail, calendars, contacts, tasks and notes as well as public folders, categories etc. are all synced with Kerio Connect.

We've spent tremendous amount of engineering time making sure that anybody using Outlook 2011 for Mac with Kerio Connect 7.2 has a good experience. Since configuring Outlook 2011 can be a daunting task for end-users, we've developed an auto-configuration tool (available through Kerio WebMail) which removes any complexity from the initial setup and saves a ton of IT support time.

There are a few limitations to our Outlook 2011 support – in some cases related to glitches in Microsoft Outlook, in other cases related to features that are not supported by Kerio Connect. You can find a complete list of these in the Kerio Knowledge Base at http://support.kerio.com/kb/623.

Now, what else is in Kerio Connect 7.2?

"Exceptions from recurring events" has been the recurring nightmare for many of our large customers. Rapidly growing use of calendar applications for organizing one's personal time, scheduling regular meetings with colleagues, or booking resources has increased the requirements our customers have for their calendaring needs. In 7.2, we're introducing support for exceptions from recurrent events which are synchronized across all calendaring apps supported for use with Kerio Connect.

Windows Phone 7, Motorola Droid and other smartphones will now work with Kerio Connect. We've been early proponents of mobility, push email and wireless synchronization (either through Exchange ActiveSync or through open-standards protocols like CalDAV and CardDAV), so it shouldn't come as a surprise to see us push aggressively in this area. Here's the list of new devices and systems that sync with Kerio Connect:

  • Windows Phone 7
  • iPhone and iPad running iOS 4.3
  • Android 2.2 (Froyo) for all currently supported Android devices
  • Motorola Droid 2 and Droid X
  • Moxier Mail for Android
  • Motorola Motoblur

The complete list of supported smartphones is now quite long, so take a look at the matrix of supported Exchange ActiveSync-compatible phones at http://www.kerio.com/connect/wireless/activesync or explore our entire mobile email offering at http://www.kerio.com/connect/wireless which also includes BlackBerry Enterprise Server.

If you ever needed to append a disclaimer to every email leaving your messaging server, you will like the new HTML footers. Pictures, colors, fonts – they can be used to craft any kind of disclaimer you fancy for your outgoing email.

As always, there's more for everyone:

  • Special Admin Account for access to Kerio Connect Administration
  • New, faster Kerio Outlook Connector with reduced memory footprint
  • Password Change Prevention gives admins the power to ensure password complexity by preventing password changes by end-users
  • Archive Compression can be custom-scheduled by the administrator
  • Deleting users automatically removes their memberships in groups, mailing lists and aliases
  • New, faster Kerio BlackBerry Connector uses less memory and database resources
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4-6 and openSUSE 11-11.3 are now certified host OS for Kerio Connect

Nothing has changed in pricing or licensing, so you can enjoy the new Kerio Connect starting at $450.


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