What is WorkgroupShare?


WorkgroupShare is a client/server application that gives your organization the ability for its staff to share Outlook information without the unnecessary expense of Exchange Server. It consists of a lightweight server program that is installed on one computer and an Outlook extension program that is installed on each computer that runs Outlook.

WorkgroupShare gives an administrator full control over the information that specific members of staff have access to. For example, you could give one person full access to another person’s calendar and you could give read-only access to the same calendar for the rest of the organization. Additionally, you could create a public contacts folder, which you could give every member of staff access to.

Periodically, Outlook will communicate with the WorkgroupShare server to synchronize itself. It does this using standard Internet protocols. This means that it is not only possible to synchronize Outlook over the LAN, but also from a remote location, over the Internet.

WorkgroupShare allows the following folder types to be shared.

  • Calendars
  • Contacts
  • Notes
  • Tasks
  • Mail (WorkgroupShare v2 only)
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