Identity Integration Feature Pack for Microsoft® Windows Server™ Active Directory® with Service Pack 2 (SP2) manages identities and coordinates user details across Microsoft Active Directory, Active Directory Application Mode (ADAM), Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server, and Exchange Server 2003 implementations. Using Identity Integration Feature Pack, you can combine identity information for a given user or resource into a single, logical view. Identity Integration Feature Pack also automates the provisioning of new and updated identity data, eliminating time-consuming, repetitive administration and the need to manually add, delete, or update identity information, groups, and user accounts.Sounds good, right? In fact, it does sound good - or maybe I should say it used to sound good. Read the description above a few times and you might notice three key things that are missing:
- What about support of Windows Server 2008?
- What about support for Exchange 2007? Exchange 2010?
- This is all about identities. What about synchronizing calendars "into a single, logical view"?
All of this came to mind when I was trying to better understand why interest in Quest's Collaboration Services product seems to be rapidly increasing. The product has been around for a long time but over the last 8-12 months it's really been taking off.
I think I figured out that the answer is in the questions above.
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