Groupcal, a new utility that provides a bridge between iCal, Apple’s own calendaring program, and Microsoft Exchange Server 2000 and 2003-based systems.
Groupcal installs on Mac OS X v10.2.8-equipped systems or higher. The software provides transparent connectivity between iCal and Exchange. Calendars can be made available online or offline, and Groupcal requires no software to be installed on the Exchange server itself. And when Groupcal is used in conjunction with iSync, Exchange calendars can also be viewed on any iSync-compatible device such as iPods, PDAs and cell phones.
Groupcal is the second component in Snerdware’s suite of products designed to enable corporate Mac users to integrate with Microsoft Exchange Server resources on their networks. The first, AddressX, enables users of Apple’s own Address Book software to access the Exchange Global Address List.
The software costs US$65 for a single user license or $260 for a 5-user license. Volume pricing, site licenses, government, educational and non-profit discounts are available.