Take the 2-minute tour ×
Server Fault is a question and answer site for professional system and network administrators. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I really like the new Facebook messaging platform where IM and email are all the same, it really helps speed up communication.

I was hoping there was something out there similar that we could use here at work. Outlook with it's email and cal are okay, but it's missing the whole "instant" thing. iPhone/Android apps with "push" notifications would be an awesome plus as well.

It'd be nice if we could get a cross of the Facebook messaging with an integrated calendar like exchange.

Anybody know of anything like this?

share|improve this question

closed as not constructive by Holocryptic, gWaldo, Mark Henderson Feb 7 '12 at 4:25

As it currently stands, this question is not a good fit for our Q&A format. We expect answers to be supported by facts, references, or expertise, but this question will likely solicit debate, arguments, polling, or extended discussion. If you feel that this question can be improved and possibly reopened, visit the help center for guidance.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

2 Answers 2

If you want to stick with the Microsoft stack, check out Lync. You could also just go with Google Apps. Yet another possibility is Zimbra which has many of the Exchange / Lync features.

share|improve this answer
    
Thanks for the reply, but Google Apps does not provide the seamless email/IM integration that I am looking for; it is close, but not enough. –  David Sep 6 '11 at 17:39
    
Have you tried Google Wave?! –  gWaldo Feb 7 '12 at 2:58

Something that has the outlook style email + calendars and Instant Messaging + Iphone/Android app is FocalScope. It works exceptionally well if you want to have full realtime communication and retain calendars, emails and gain ticketing functionality. Their site is at www.focalscope.com

share|improve this answer
1  
Fail advertising. –  David Feb 14 '12 at 16:45

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.