Notice of Exchange Connector End Of Life
May 1, 2016
This letter serves to formally notify you of some important changes to Moonrug and its Exchange Connector library.
The e-mail collaboration landscape has change significantly since we offered our first connector. At that time, we were focused solely on providing Exchange connectivity using the MAPI protocol. MAPI was very complicated, and Microsoft had not published details about the protocol. All our work was focused on providing a 100% pure implementation for MAPI that required no native libraries.
Microsoft implemented a new connectivity strategy: Exchange Web Services (EWS). EWS is an extremely detailed SOAP service that was introduced with Exchange 2007. It's development has continued through Exchange 2010 and 2013. It is clear that EWS is the future of Exchange collaboration.
Over the years, the ability to consume a web service has improved tenfold. There are several tools available to consume EWS. In fact, the capability exists in the Java SDK itself, for free, and is a much more direct way access to all the features of Exchange over the connector.
To that end, Moonrug is announcing that it is retiring the Exchange Connector. As of the date of this writing, no new invoices for renewals or licenses will be provided. As of June 1, 2016, the connector will not be downloadable from our website.
- Existing maintenance support agreements will be honored as long as they are paid current. Agreements will not be renewed after their expiration.
- Support will be provided only for the most critical production issues.
- New features will not be implemented in the Exchange Connector, effective immediately.
- We recommend switching to an alternative library as soon as possible in order to avoid service disruptions.