Outlook Support Plugins Released to Production

Thread to discuss the MLOutlook family of applications: MLCalendar / MLEmail / MLPhoneBook
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Outlook Support Plugins Released to Production

Postby DavidL » Sun May 04, 2008 5:57 am

MLOutlook is a suite of applications intended to expose Outlook managed Calendar, Email and Contact lists in MainLobby.

MLCalendar, MLEmail and MLPhoneBook have been in private beta for a long time. Since that beta, the application has been rewritten to address the wish list of the beta team. With those changes, we are now releasing the Outlook support plugins to production. Feel free to download and install it. They will install with a 30 day demo. The installation includes sample scenes for the MainLobby Client PC, prebuilt MLCycleStates and Command Maps that get installed to MLServer for you.

We believe that MLOutlook applications will be just as popular as WeatherLobby to help start your family's day.

Outlook can be installed on one or several networked PCs, and their data is sent to the corresponding plugin through the included MLOutlookAddin. Setup is super easy as prebuilt scenes are included.

MLOutlook Addin

The conduit from Outlook to the MLServer plugins.


MLCalendar

With MLCalendar plugin, you can view your Outlook managed calendar. You can even create a new calendar entry from the MainLobby touchscreen using the included onscreen keyboard. Calendar entries can easily be deleted as well.

A sample main calendar scene is included and looks perfect with the MainLobby standard user interface. A Days Events detail screen is included, as well as a special scene for adding calendar entries.

The MLCalendar Plugin can be setup to trigger MLServeCmds when an appointment reminder is received from Outlook. This can be used to have the MLSpeak plugin (optional) read your event over your home's whole house audio system so you never forget to pick your kids up from soccer practice again!

Multiple calendars are supported.



MLEmail

When Outlook receives an email, the MLOutlook Addin sends that to a MLServer database. Once there, a MainLobby scene can display your emails. The plugin can be configured to allow for paging through your emails.

MLEmail can be configured to send an MLServeCmd depending on the urgency of the message. This is great for providing audible or visual indication that an important email was just received.

Another neat feature of MLEmail is the ability on receipt of a special email subject line to process an MLServeCmd. This allows for control of your MainLobby system from anywhere that you have access to email. For security, a password is required.



MLPhoneBook

Your current Outlook managed contact lists are now accessible via MainLobby! Add a picture or change a phone number in Outlook and be able to view your PhoneBook in the included MainLobby MLPhoneBook scene. Page up / down through your contacts, and view your contacts stored picture and contact information.

From a single screen in MainLobby, you'll be able to see what program is running and which zone. How much time is left and at what time the program will end. Just touch a Zone# or Alias and that zone turns on/off. Want to run a zone for 15 minutes without setting up a program or schedule? No problem, we've got you covered.

With MLPhoneBook, it is even possible to call someone in your PhoneBook when you have integrated the optional MLPhoneDialer plugin (compatible modem required).


Software Requirements:

MainLobby 3
MLServer 3
MLOutlook Addin
MLCalendar Plugin
MLEmail Plugin
MLPhoneBook Plugin
Outlook 2003, 2005 or 2007 (on any networked PC)

The Outlook Suite of Plugins are available for purchase here:
http://www.cinemarsolutions.com/mlserver.mloutlook.html

Documentation Wiki:
http://www.cinemaronlineforums.com/wiki ... dar_Plugin

http://www.cinemaronlineforums.com/wiki ... ail_Plugin

http://www.cinemaronlineforums.com/wiki ... ook_Plugin



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Download the plugin here:
http://www.cinemarsolutions.com/scart/m ... _Setup.exe

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Postby DavidL » Fri May 23, 2008 8:08 pm

MLOutlook Addin and MLPhoneBook updated in MLInstaller.


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