I like it.
I was thinking of adding a address book into me current project (program). The way it would work is a client/server application. The server being my home pc with will have outlook installed with all the contact data. The client being my carpc. When I drive him the client syncs (wifi) with the server either:
a) tftp clear connection
b) .NET remoting AES encrypted connection
The client address book database would be a custom database, so that I would not need to install outlook on it. Think of it like a palm pilot. All data could be encrypted with AES in case the computer is stolen.
Two other options that could be added, is the ability to write email and they will be sent out once the carpc is connected back to the network. And it could also sync your todo list also located in outloook.
What do people think of it?
I like it.
My next generation Front End is right on schedule.
It will be done sometime in the next generation.
I'm a lesbian too.
I am for hire!
Why not just put Outlook in both Home and Car Computer? That way you have the full funtioning power of Outlook for email, contacts to do list, and everything else. When you get to office, or home, just sync the .pst file, or if you have made any changes to one database, or the other, just export the current information to a .pst file, send it through the wifi network, then import it into the other machine. This is what I currently do. When I get back to the house Outlook sends my email from the day thru my wireless network. It is real nice to jump in the car and head to an appointment, be able to go to your contact list and see clients address, phone number, etc.... all while listening to your mp3's.
I had thought about installing outlook on the clien (carpc), but outlook is such abloated applcation that most of us (M10000) and less will have difficultly running a secondary DVD screen and outlook at the same time.
Plus you have to go out and buy 2 copies of office.
Originally Posted by Batmanatthenewb
Yeh, I understand the cost. I use my stuff in my business, so if I need something, I get it. Productivity is important for me. Not having the right equipment makes everything more difficult. Right now, I am running the XP2000 cpu. However, in near future gonna go to XP2700 or XP2800. So, cpu power isn't an issue with my set up.
What did you mean by "running a secondary DVD screen and outlook at the same time". Are you watching DVD's and trying to be in Outlook at the same time? I am running Media Car (with, of course, my own Batman skin), I go into launch and click on Outlook. MediaCar still plays my mp3's while I am in my Outlook address book.
I am in the process of writing MediaRunner which will allow for multiple screens, so for instance, you could play DVD in the back for the kids, while the passenger in the front could be writing a email message. The other reason for .net remoting was it is easy to use and plus it allows for a wide range of encrpytion modules that can be added to the channel. So if you are in a public wifi area, you can easy send a email message without worrying.Originally Posted by Batmanatthenewb