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Are We Going to Build SHARED Calendaring?


We’re getting this question a lot these days so I wanted to take the opportunity to address it.
The answer is YES, we are going to build sharing and collaboration capabilities into our webmail calendar (PLEASE NOTE: we do NOT have any immediate plans for integration with MS Outlook or other desktop email software clients).
But, I cannot give a time estimate yet as to when the first version will be released.
Here is what you can expect in the near term from our development team:
1. We’re 18 days from an internal beta of Harbinger, the project aimed at making our webmail client faster than its desktop counterparts. Speed and performance are the goals here and once we nail them, we’re going to speed up development of other features and enhancements.
2. We’re about two months from an internal beta of Search. The goal here is to release a “Google-like

About the Author

This is a post written and contributed by Pat Matthews.

Pat Matthews is the Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at Rackspace. Prior to Rackspace, Pat founded, a business email hosting company that made Inc. magazine's list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. In 2007 Rackspace acquired and the two businesses joined forces. From 2007 to 2009, Pat led the Rackspace mail business and helped grow it to more than two million paid mailboxes worldwide.

In January 2010, Pat was promoted to Vice President and General Manager of all Rackspace cloud businesses. In this role he led Rackspace to become one of the most important companies in the cloud computing industry. He was promoted to Senior Vice President of Cloud at Rackspace in August of 2010.

Today, Pat oversees corporate development, which includes M&A, investment projects, new business initiatives and strategic partnerships.

Pat is a graduate of Virginia Tech. He is an angel investor and advisor in several startup companies. Pat and his family live in San Antonio, TX.

  • Jeff

    Just wanted to say that I am looking forward to shared contacts.  I am new to, so far I’ve been very impressed with the overall functionality and responsiveness of the webmail system.  Keep it up!

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