I’m a big fan of ‘new features’, often I run beta software just to try out all the new features and see how I can break these (believe me I can). In my roaming the Internet looking at the plans for Fedora 10 I noticed a very interesting feature: OpenChange
OpenChange, as its described is meant for: “Natively access Microsoft Exchange using OpenChange. By using the libmapi library from OpenChange, tools such as kdepim and Evolution can become first-class clients of a Microsoft Exchange Server”.
This to me feels like a huge step forward, if all would work out. One of the biggest issues with migrating to Linux is the fact that when you work with corporate environment you need Exchange support. Evolution right now does include support for Exchange, this is however through WebDAV which is pretty horrible.
I believe that once OpenChange really provides the intergration one would need for Exchange, this will be a big step for Linux environment. Hopefully Thunderbird will follow soon, as that is just the ultimate client if you ask me.
See the Accepted Feature List for other interesting Fedora 10 developments.