John H. Terpstra, Samba core developer and author of many books including
"The Official Samba-3 HOWTO and Reference Guide", and Martin Konold from the KDE project offer during the
KDE Community World Summit 2004 "aKademy" in
Ludwigsburg, Germany, tutorials
about the deployment of the multi-location groupware solution
Kolab 2, the
OpenLDAP directory server
All three tutorials are targeted at administrators of heterogeneous
Linux/Windows networks who intend to offer
Open Source replacements for Microsoft Exchange, file and print servers while keeping a mixture of
Linux/KDE and Windows desktops including Microsoft Outlook.
The combination of these three projects
offers a powerful and fast directory server,
domain controller, file and print services
while also providing comprehensive groupware functionality including shared calendar support for MS Outlook and KDE Kontact users and central unified user management with single-sign-on capabilities.