I'm looking for a "simple" solution to manage my contacts/appointments without having them to upload to Windows Live / Google, as this doesn't works out of the box for Windows Phone 7 devices.
After doing some research I found Z-Push, which is a PHP Solution and offers the HTTP based ActiveSync protocol. The question now is:
1.) I could use a fully flegded Zarafa Appliance, which would mimic a complete Exchange server. This would be a little bit oversized, because I mainly want only contacts and appointments to be synced.
2.) My ideal quick-and-dirty solution would be a backend, that simply uses flat files (vcf, ical) to store the contacts. This could be completely run in an portable Apache environment, where probably my WP7 phone and Outlook could access calendar and contacts, without being too clumsy.
Does anyone know of a solution / Z-Push backend which accomplishes this task. This would hopefully end this awful misery for not being able to locally sync a Windows phone 7 with your Outlook. Or are there other pitfalls, which render this solution probably useless. I don't need multiple users here.