RT @jvoskuhl: @zarafagroupware Today i received my #Zarafa Certified Engineer certificate... Happy :-) http://t.co/ozMCGuCvCA
The Best Open Source Email & Collaboration Software
Deep indexing by Lucene, new Today View, improved Address Book
Zarafa, the fastest growing groupware company in Europe, proudly announces that it has issued today the RC1 of the Community version of its Zarafa Collaboration Platform (ZCP) 6.40. The final 6.40 is scheduled to be released in March 2010.
One major new feature of the 6.40 Community ZCP is the full-text indexing by Lucene search engine allowing instant searching through emails, appointments, contacts and even inside attachments.
The WebAccess has been updated with a Today View , keyboard shortcuts, a Calendar List View, extended information in the Address Book and a Delegation Wizard. Community contributions like the Google Maps plugin enables users to combine Zarafa's intuitive look & feel with Google's application.
In a demo , Zarafa's CTO Steve Hardy, gives an overview of the new features of the 6.40 RC1.
All feedback from the Zarafa user community is highly valued, and extensive testing of the new features in the new Community ZCP is encouraged. Downloads  are available on Zarafa's website where feedback  can be provided as well.
 Hi-res screen shot of the Today View:
 Watch Steve Hardy's demo on features:
 Download Zarafa Collaboration Platform RC1:
 To provide feedback:
NOTES FOR EDITORS
Mirjam Scholtes, Communication & PR Manager
Tel: +31 1 52517716
Zarafa is the fastest growing, commercial, Linux-based groupware company in Europe that enables Linux servers to share Outlook calendar and e-mail. Zarafa allows web-based access by means of an AJAX-based web client. Many governments and corporations run with Zarafa.
It is the only groupware platform that includes open source ActiveSync compatibility, which enables organizations to have remote synchronization and push mail for Windows Mobile, Google Android, Nokia’s Mail for Exchange and iPhones. Zarafa also offers full integration with the Blackberry Enterprise Server.
Zarafa’s Head Office is based in The Netherlands and the company also has offices in Stuttgart, Hannover and Belo Horizonte (Brazil). Zarafa is the Arabic word for giraffe. Like a giraffe, Zarafa has the overview in the landscape of other applications to collaborate together in an open and friendly way. More information is available at http://www.zarafa.com.