Posted this on the LGfL forum so sorry if your reading it twice.
So all of SMT are now using the calendars in MS outlook to organize themselves. And since the new headteacher asked for a PDA, the news has spread like wildfire and now evybody wants one. I've already ordered one for one dep. head and now I've got to get one for the other dept head. Anyway, that's beside the point.
SMT want to share their calendars with the office staff. They want office staff to be able to add appointments. If you remember a while ago, I set this up between two machines directly using outlook 2000 and net folders.
It worked but it was a bit of a patch up. So now that more and more are wanting to share, I have priced up Exchange Server 2003. It's cheaper than I thought!
Anyway, I know that Exchange server is principly an email server and that sharing calendars is only a small part of it. But initially, is it simple to set it up? Will it run on top of Windows server 2003 (indeed does it require server 2003 to run) or should it run on it's own server? Do I need to start setting up email and other things before I can get it to link with outlook and share calendars?
Hope there aren't too many questions there but I'm hoping for simple answers!