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Cannot "connect to Outlook" with SharePoint Foundation RRS feed

  • Question

  • SharePoint Foundation installed on Hyper-V with Server 2008 R2 (4Gb assigned).  Four PC's  : Office 2007 on Vista x32, Office 2010 Beta on Win 7 x32, Office 2010 Beta on Win 7 x64 and a Hyper-V Win 7 x 64 with Office 2010.  All clients fail to launch "Connect to Outlook", the icon is not greyed out.  All Office 2010 are new installs. On 3 out the 4 the "Open to Access" is greyed out / disabled. Sync to WorkSpace is functional. Export to Excel is functional.


    ROSSI46
    Tuesday, December 8, 2009 2:45 AM

Answers

  • If am not wrong, "Connect to Outlook" is a Business Connectivity Feature add-in for Outlook 2010 which is not available in SharePoint Foundation 2010.

    Regards,
    Chakkaradeep || SharePoint Developer - MCTS SharePoint Dev, WSS Dev
    http://www.intergen.co.nz || Twitter: http://twitter.com/chakkaradeep || http://www.chakkaradeep.com
    Tuesday, December 8, 2009 4:19 AM

All replies

  • If am not wrong, "Connect to Outlook" is a Business Connectivity Feature add-in for Outlook 2010 which is not available in SharePoint Foundation 2010.

    Regards,
    Chakkaradeep || SharePoint Developer - MCTS SharePoint Dev, WSS Dev
    http://www.intergen.co.nz || Twitter: http://twitter.com/chakkaradeep || http://www.chakkaradeep.com
    Tuesday, December 8, 2009 4:19 AM
  • Will it be available in SP Foundation 2010?
    Tuesday, December 8, 2009 10:34 AM
  • Thanks for the reply.  SPF Central Admin / Service Applications has "Business Connectivity"  started as an application / proxy.  I could not find any documentation to say would could not "connect to outlook"; assumed that would be functional as it is in WSS 3.0.  The odd thing is that the other functions as I said exporting to Access vary by client but all have 2010 Office but Excel works in all cases.  I am going to install a full version of SP 2010 and compare.  Any toher insight would be welcome.
    ROSSI46
    Tuesday, December 8, 2009 5:33 PM
  • Licensing details like this haven't been 100% decided or announced yet. What details we have are at http://sharepoint2010.microsoft.com/product/editions/Pages/default.aspx

    The current plan is that while much of the Business Connectivity Services infrastructure will be available in SharePoint Foundation 2010, there will be higher end features including offlining in Outlook and Word that require additional licensing.

    Regards,
    Paul
    SharePoint Product Manager. Posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights
    Saturday, December 12, 2009 7:30 PM