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Connect to Outlook feature in Extranet

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 13, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint


I am building a SharePoint 2007 extranet application. This site will be used by 2 types of people - 1) Developers 2) Clients from their respective locations. 

The developers and Clients have their own Active Directories and MS Exchange servers, since they work for two different organizations. The extranet is hosted on a third domain (say XYZ). That is, the developers and clients will be using XYZ domain accounts (XYZ\Username) to access the extranet.

In this setup, will it be possible for the developers and clients to link their MS Outlook to SharePoint? In other words, will they be able to use the 'Connect to Outlook' option in SharePoint calendars and tasks lists?





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