Using the Mimecast Synchronization Engine, the Calendar Replication feature uses native Exchange entry points to extract calendar appointments (including attachments) from Exchange mailboxes, and submits this data to the Mimecast platform where it is made available to end users via the Mimecast Personal Portal.
Microsoft Outlook calendars are a heavily utilized feature of Microsoft Exchange and allow end users to track important meetings and activities.
Mimecast Calendar Replication provides a read-only replica of end-user's calendars from within the Mimecast Personal Portal.
This is particularly important when:
- the company Exchange server is not available and the mail client does not operate in cached mode,
- or if users cannot access the corporate network for any reason.
Replicated calendars are not archived using this feature, if a user deletes an appointment from the Exchange mailbox calendar this will be reflected in the Mimecast Personal Portal view the next time the mailbox has been processed.
The diagram below outlines the data flow from Exchange mailbox to the Mimecast platform:
View the Getting Started with Calendar Replication guide.