For Mac users, today is the day. The highly anticipated Mac OS X 10.7 Lion just hit the market and we're sure that many of our Mac-focused customers are excited to deploy it. In fact, we are excited as well.
With Apple Mail boasting attractive new features in Mac OS X Lion, you might be wondering when Kerio Connect will support everything the new OS has to offer. This is a question customers have been asking ever since Steve Jobs announced Lion was on its way. The answer is: we will fully support the new Mac OS X Lion in our next release of Kerio Connect.
Kerio Connect 7.2.2 will be available in just a couple of days. As always, there's good news for end users as well as administrators. For end users, we will provide complete support for Mail, iCal, and Address Book. We're also taking the opportunity to add support for Safari 5.1. Administrators will be glad to hear that Kerio Connect 7.2.2 will run without a hitch on Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Workstation as well as Server editions.
Our development team has had its hands on the Golden Master of Lion for several weeks and it's fully tested now. We don't anticipate there to be any compatibility issues with the final Lion release that will cause a delay. However email, calendaring and contacts are all business critical applications, so it is Kerio's policy to run rigorous QA tests of its products to ensure they are as reliable as possible when they are released. The final round of compatibility testing is in progress already.
When Kerio Connect 7.2.2 becomes available, we'll update this blog post with tips and best practices for a smooth transition to Mac OS X 10.7 Lion.
We're all very anxious to take advantage of the new features in Mac OS X Lion, but we ask for your patience while we verify compatibility. The next simple, stable, and secure version of Kerio Connect is coming soon.