Over the last few months we have been working hard on our two gateways for third party connectivity – Notes and Exchange. In addition we have been working on the Async gateway. I am fairly excited about this as it is the first time in my Novell memory where we have had so much emphasis on them. Of course, I am sure that I have Alzheimers at times, so it may not actually be the first time it’s happened.
We released the Notes and Async gateways a while back on our FTF site as betas and we have been trying to get the Exchange gateway out of the door ever since. This required a lot more work than the other two, but we are almost there – hopefully this week it will appear on the same FTF page. It will support GW6.5 and 7, connecting to Exchange 5.5, 2000 and 2003.
Talking about gateways normally prompts questions about the ever popular API gateway and when it’s going to get updated – sadly there are no plans on the horizon to update the API gateway. On a positive note, SOAP is a pretty powerful API interface and is platform independant – this is where we except most people to be developing to nowadays.