Working with Teamlinks - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483184029

Working with Teamlinks

1st Edition

Client-Server Office Computing for Microsoft Windows

Authors: Tony Redmond
eBook ISBN: 9781483184029
Imprint: Digital Press
Published Date: 12th May 2014
Page Count: 464
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Working with Teamlinks: Client-Server Office Computing for Microsoft Windows presents the fundamental aspects of TeamLinks program. This book deals with the network-based application services such as MAILbus, DEC MAILworks, and TeamRoute.

Organized into 10 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the TeamLinks program. This text then examines the practical aspects of office systems implementation that outlast the specific details about any version of any particular product. Other chapters describe the hardware and software requirements for TeamLinks for Windows. This book discusses as well TeamLinks mail system and the structure of the TeamLinks File Cabinet. The final chapter deals with issues encountered when moving to TeamLinks from an established office system.

This book is a valuable resource for established systems managers of digital office automation products as well as readers who have no established office systems and wish to know more about TeamLinks because they are interested in the possibilities of moving some or all of their user community to it.

Table of Contents



1 / TeamLinks: An Overview

The TeamLinks Product Family

The TeamLinks Architecture

Out-of-the-Box Components

The TeamLinks File Cabinet

TeamLinks Clients

What Version of TeamLinks should You Use?


TeamLinks-Enabled Applications

The TeamLinks Advantages

2 / Getting Started with TeamLinks

Hardware Requirements

Creating the Right Software Environment for TeamLinks

The Language Interface

Booting the PC Correctly

TeamLinks Initialization: Overview of OFFICE.INI

The PATHWORKS Connection

Establishing a Connection to the Network

Setting Up the Server for TeamLinks

Asynchronous Connections

3 / The TeamLinks File Cabinet

The Common File Cabinet

Dynamic Link Libraries Used by the Common File Cabinet

How the Staging Area is Used

DEC MAILworks Drawers

The Local File Cabinet

Importing NonMail Files into a Local Drawer

ALL-IN-1 IOS Drawers

Document Sharing

A Practical Assessment of Sharing

Tracing Cabinet Activity

4 / TeamLinks Mail

The TeamLinks Mail System

Mail Message Structure

Managing Message Storage on the Server

Using Templates to Address Messages

Setting Mail Working Conditions

New Mail Notification

Distribution Lists

The Personal Address Book


How a TeamLinks Message is Transported

Tracing the Path of a TeamLinks Message

Distributed Directory Services

Sending Mail to Non-MAILbus Systems

Moving from VMSmail

5 / TeamRoule

Some TeamRoute Basics

The TeamRoute Service Agent


The Internal Structure of Routing Packages

Creating and Sending a Routing Package

How a Package is Routed

Developing TeamRoute Applications

Creating a New Template

6 / Converters, Viewers, and File Formats

An Overview of Conversion

Converter Architecture

The Set of Supported Formats

Converter Update in TeamLinks V1.1

KEYpak Converters

Halcyon Converters


How TeamLinks Uses Viewers and Converters

File Formats and Associations

Converting Objects

Converting Incoming Messages

7 / Electronic Conferencing

Notes, or Just Conferencing?

Structures Used by Conferencing

Files Used by the Conferencing Client

Using a Remote Notebook

Creating a New Conference

Acting as a Moderator

Managing Conferences

Conferencing and TeamLinks

8 / Customizing TeamLinks

TeamLinks Components

Defining Customization

TeamLinks Development Tools

Dynamic Link Libraries (DLLs)

Using FILECAB.DLL to Load Files into TeamLinks

Processing Documents with FILECAB.DLL

What Drawers Do I Have?

Making Some Connections

Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE)

Using TeamLinks Messaging DDE from Visual Basic

Creating a Link to a Customized Program through TeamLinks Associations

9 / Planning the Implementation

The Installation Checklist


Programmer Training

The New Role for System Managers

Setting Up a Help Disk

Defining Standards for Formats and Converters

10 / Migrating from ALL-IN-1

The ALL-IN-1 Connection

Not an Overnight Job

Making the Move as a User

Accepting That Some Things will Change

Managing the Move

Moving in Groups

Maintaining Access to ALL-IN-1 Applications

Moving ALL-IN-1 to a New Role


OFFICE.INI Explained

Mail DDE Parameters

Document Format Tags

Mail Shortcuts

Common File Cabinet Attribute Tags

Common File Cabinet Function Codes

The Mail Janitor

DDS Population

The Visual Basic Global Definitions File

Building a Time Stamp in NBS Format






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About the Author

Tony Redmond

Tony Redmond is the Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of HP Services, the largest consulting company for enterprise-scale deployments of Microsoft technology in the world. He is one of the world’s leading authorities on Exchange Server. In his position at HP, Tony works alongside many skilled professionals who work with Fortune 1000 companies to plan, deploy, and manage technology integration to achieve business success and so lay the foundation for the best practice explained in his books. Tony writes regularly in Windows IT Pro magazine ( and has written ten other books for Digital Press.

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Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Hewlett-Packard Services

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