Download Software Updates

OfficeCalendar Support

Please note that you must be logged in to take advantage of the "Ask a Question" and "My Stuff" areas of our online support. You do not have to be logged in to view our online knowledge base. You can create an account and/or log into your existing account here.

   Home      FAQ      Help   
What is the difference between the On Demand Server and the Local OfficeCalendar Server?
Date Created
8/23/2013 11:42:00 AM
Date Updated
8/23/2013 11:54:42 AM
What is the difference between the On Demand Server and the Local OfficeCalendar Server?
There are two (2) methods to install OfficeCalendar:

#1 - On Demand OfficeCalendar Server (Recommended)
This is the most popular method of OfficeCalendar installation and is the simplest to setup/configure/maintain. The OfficeCalendar On Demand Server is hosted by us at our secure data centers and allows the end-users to accomplish the synch simply by using the established Internet connection from their machine(s). This also means the Admin Console can be accessed via any web-browser from any machine if/when needed.

Visually, nothing changes within the Outlook installation(s) and the data is still always stored in the Outlook.pst files (just as it is with a local OfficeCalendar Server installation). The synchronization process simply gets accomplished by using each machines' existing Internet connection versus having to be networked to any locally installed OfficeCalendar Server machine.

*Use of the On Demand Server is included for free with the Premium Maintenance & Upgrade Protection Plan subscriptions

#2 - Local OfficeCalendar Server (less desired)
When the OfficeCalendar Server component is installed onto a physical machine in the environment. The OfficeCalendar Client machines MUST then be networked to that machine to accomplish the synchronization process. In this type of environment Port 1802 must be opened and any/all firewalls or anti-virus softwares must be adjusted to allow the OfficeCalendar Client machines to communicate over that port else a "Cannot Connect to Server" message will be received and the users will not be able to synch.

*If any users plan on synching to any mobile devices running the OfficeCalendar Mobile application we would still need to synch that data to OfficeCalendar Online, therefore in these types of environments there is no reason to NOT use the On Demand Server.
Was this information helpful?
Back to Search Results
Learn More About...
Outlook calendar sharing Outlook group calenadar Share Outlook Calendars Shared Outlook resource folders
Exchange Alternative Outlook sharing security Outlook Web Access Share Outlook email
Share Outlook Contacts Share Outlook Tasks Sync Outlook over Internet Wireless BlackBerry Sync
Outlook Calendar Share Tour Outlook Group Calendar Tour Calendar Sharing Security Tour Outlook Web Access Tour
Share Outlook Email Tour Share Outlook Contacts Tour Share Outlook Tasks Tour How-to Share Outlook Calendar
Microsoft and the Office logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.