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CALENDAR INTEROP UW's View on Objectives, Status & Obstacles. Terry Gray. 03 June 2010. MEETING OBJECTIVES. Shared view of current pain, opportunities, and challenges Brainstorming on options and Best Ways Forward Foundation for future progress. AGENDA. Introductions

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CALENDAR INTEROP

UW's View on Objectives, Status & Obstacles

Terry Gray

03 June 2010


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MEETING OBJECTIVES

  • Shared view of current pain, opportunities, and challenges

  • Brainstorming on options and Best Ways Forward

  • Foundation for future progress


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AGENDA

  • Introductions

  • Setting the Stage -Terry

  • Google Perspective -Chris

  • Microsoft Perspective -Paul

  • UW Perspectives -Erik, David, Brad

  • Update on CalConnect -Paul

  • Converging on Key Issues -All

  • Identifying Best Approaches -All


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THE PROBLEM

Google

Calendar

User

Outlook/

Exchange

User

IT

Staff

http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/bobhope/images/vcvg20.jpg


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CONTEXT: Research Universities

  • Mission: discovery & innovation

  • Means: extreme collaboration

    • Globally, at scale

  • Culture: decentralized; diffuse authority

    • Collections of many independent businesses

    • A microcosm of “the Internet”

http://liu.english.ucsb.edu/wiki1/images/4/4c/Collaboration.gif

“Industry turns ideas into money;

Universities turn money into ideas.” --Craig Hogan


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COLLABORATION VISION

the illusion of simplicity and coherence!

  • Seamless & simple collaboration across multiple platforms & orgs

    • Cal/Scheduling “just works”

    • Doc sharing invitations “just work”

    • User & resource discovery is easy

      no matter where data is hosted.

  • Robust federation replaces “Multiple Account Madness”


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THE PLAYING FIELD

UW

Exchange

Servers

Microsoft

[email protected]

+ BPOS

Other cloud

services

UW

SharePoint

Servers

Other

universities

Google

Apps

UW

IMAP & Web

Servers

The IT challenge: make collaboration work in this context!


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CLASSES OF USERS (both MS & Google)

  • Within a given collaboration platform:

    • Full suite of apps

    • Basic email/cal services

    • Calendar only

    • Collaborator only

  • Across collaboration platforms

    • Entitled users

    • Invited collaborators (should not need local credentials)


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INTEROPERABILITY ELEMENTS

  • Access control to calendar data; account assumptions

  • Data format (e.g. iCal, .ics)

  • Transfer/Access protocol (e.g. CalDAV, Web Svcs API)

  • Autodiscover for authoritative data (per user, per group)

  • Client design re profiles, individual v. group context/domain

  • System-wide vs. per-user configuration


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IDEALLY

  • Exchange & Gcal users can be freely intermixed

    • At both department and individual level

  • Existing tools work the same for scheduling all users

  • Don't need accounts for everyone on each system

  • System admins can easily configure things for everyone

  • Delegation, Resources, and Recurring meetings work

  • Scheduling works across institutions, not just across depts

  • Don't need to keep an Outlook client running to sync

  • Solution works [email protected], not just on-prem Exchange


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THINGS WE'VE TRIED

  • Google server-to-Outlook sync tool (deprecated)

  • Google server-to-server sync tool (permissions issues)

  • Google apps sync plugin for Outlook (separate Profile)

  • DIY Exchange web svcs to web page tool(s)

  • DIY One-way Google → Exchange sync tool


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KEY ISSUES

  • Is CalDAV still important (vs. Web Svcs APIs)?

  • Server-to-server vs. client-to-other-guy's-server approaches

  • Autodiscover vs. configured precedence lists

  • Account & access control assumptions

  • Client design assumptions (“native” vs. “foreign” users)

  • Scheduling resources (rooms)

  • Departmental domains vs. selective group access



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