We would find it much easier if the two most important communication channels in our company were to work more closely together. Outlook cannot be completely replaced due to communication with external parties - even the feature Invite external parties will not be able to completely replace it. Can Outlook get a deep integration in YoCu that I can receive my mails in yoCu and send them if necessary. The calendar management and the task management could also be taken over. I can address internal mail in a workspace e.g. also cc to a mail address in one step?
Also in my company, we were asked if it was possible not only to export events into outlook, but also to import them (from outlook to COYO). Moreover, the import / export of the outlook tasks should be realized.
Hey Tanja, we are already working on an integration with the calendar and I really like the idea of integrating the task management as well.
Though, integrating emails might be a bit tricky and we are not planning on doing that right now nor in the future for a couple of reasons:
1. First of all this might get quite complex from the technical side. How do we assign users in a mail to users in COYO. What about users who don't have a COYO account. Which different sorts of email server do we support?
2. We would start mixing things that have a different purpose / mechanics. Emails as such are usually a private conversation. A single person is sending you (or a group of people) a message - but basically this is a 1 on 1 conversation. COYO however is a social intranet which allow you to work collaboratively in a team - it is more about public information and sharing. So reading your emails in COYO would not really fit into this concept.
3. Email applications like Outlook are designed for mainly one purpose: receiving, reading and managing emails. In this way it's very specialized and detailed and we would not be able to implement this in the same depth. So, in general our strategy with tools like outlook is to embrace their existence and integrate them with COYO so you can easily use both tools.
However, there are ideas to integrate emails in COYO like sending timeline posts as an email or to import email conversations to COYO as timeline posts / comments.