* Posts by dana

3 posts • joined 26 Sep 2007

Small.biz flocks to Google Apps

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gApps is unusable, I don't know how they do it

there is no, zero, i mean absolutely no support for contacts as I understand them (data fields, GUIs, bidirectional synchronization (hell, even unidirectional synchronization) are all absent and/or impossible).

Do this if you doubt me. Take a reasonable contact list (let's say 500 contacts with an average of 10 data fields (addresses, phones, etc) in each) import them to gApps/gMail then export them and reimport to your source contact manager (phone/program/whatever). Your data will be mostly gone and what remains will be so hopelessly mangled you may as well shoot yourself.

Which is what I wanted to do after a 2 week review of gApps where I tried EVERY workaound imaginable to their contact non-management left me despondent.

I ended up keeping my clients either on Exchange or in Yahoo.

Too bad the rest of gApps isn't bad.

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Google Apps digests Postini, doubles enterprise email inboxes

dana

it's the contacts stupid

the reason I haven't OK'd migration off exchange 4 2 of my clients is gApps contact management, or complete lack of. Until they get proper contacts (bi directional synch, indexes, DATA FIELDS for christ sake...) they're dead as an enterprise tool, imho.

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New cracks in Google mail

dana

excellent I was looking for this feature!

it's a pain to keep all your gApps users synchronized - there are a lot of things like contact management that can't be done centrally, this could allow me to create common user experiences across the domain by crafting a special login page that acts more or less like a login script, pushing changes to their account every time they log on.

seriously.

thank you gmail!!!

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