Quality Control Form - Sakai Demonstrator Project

Tool Name: Exchange Bridge Developer(s): Xiaobo Yang

Description of Tool exploration of bridge between Exchange and Sakai for e-mail and calendar information.
Origin of Tool Grid Technology Group, CCLRC Daresbury Laboratory
Agreement with original Authors (please state process and nature of agreement) Tool developed under Sakai VRE Demonstrator project
License applicable TBD
Platform used (please tick) JetSpeed2: uPortal: x GridSphere: Liferay: eXo: CHEF (OGCE): Sakai: StringBeans: Other:
Integration Technology used (please tick) JSR-168: x WSRP: OKI OSID Service API: Other:
In repository? (note discussions with NeSC and status

Status: Download:

With OMII? (note discussions with OMII and status


Integration signed off by  

Description of work undertaken during porting:

Xiaobo has been looking at linking Sakai into Exchange for calendar/ email functionality. He showed me he can query the exchange server using WebDAV which is using XML packets in HTML requests. However he can only get so far because we can't find any more documentation about the XML schema and request strings to use.

See http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/e2k3/e2k3/wss_references_webdav.asp

Problems encountered:

Ongoing support issues:

Tool use case:

Alternatively, couldn't we just buy these JSR-168 components ready made http://www.syncex.com/product.html. Matthew Dovey tried installing these into uPortal which took about 30 minutes to get it working (screenshot attached).


Help information for tool users:

Rob Allan 2006-12-28