Syncing iCal with Exchange server.


I’ve using iCal since it was introduced and I like it. Now, at work, I’m forced to update our corporate Exchange server calendar …

I’ve found that using Microsoft Entourage is possible to sync the Entourage calendar in iCal, and this is automatically translated to the Exchange server. The problem here is that is necessary to start entourage each time that sync is needed. I’ve tried to run applications like Microsoft Sync, but this only synchronizes iCal with Entourage, not the Exchange server.

So i plan to create an automator task that periodically starts Entourage, in background if possible, run it for 1 or 2 minutes and close it, and repeat this process every hour, only in working days. After few tests I’ve seen that AppleScript allows more control but Entourage is not very friendly for AppleScript. I’ve found that’s possible to activate and quit, but I don’t know if it’s possible to send it to background.

Any help here ?