Gnome’s latest release of the Gnome 2.26 Desktop gives Evolution users the ability to read Microsoft Outlook Personal Folders or PST files as well as communicate with existing Microsoft Exchange servers via MAPI.
What this means is the Linux desktop can now use an open-source email client like Evolution to talk to Microsoft Exchange servers. Previously, Evolution could only talk to Exchange servers using the SOAP interface.
Evolution is not only an open-source integrated mail client software, but is also an address book and calendaring system. This is indeed good news for Linux. There is now a path to those who may be contemplating on switching over from Microsoft’s Outlook client to an open-source email client such as Evolution.