iPhone OS 3.0 was released today, and I've had a chance to play with it for a bit now. I am very impressed with the improvements Apple has made, and think that 3.0 will be much more welcome in Microsoft Exchange environments. However, it's still not quite up to the high standard set by the BlackBerry. … [Read more...] about First Look: iPhone 3.0 And Exchange ActiveSync Integration
As the release of iPhone OS 3.0 nears, I set out to discover how the new OS changes the iPhone's ability to synchronize data with Microsoft Exchange servers using ActiveSync. What follows here is my deductions so far, and is of course subject to change when the new OS is released! … [Read more...] about iPhone 3.0 Exchange ActiveSync: Better But Not Perfect
One of the major advances introduced in iPhone software version 2.0 was the ability to sync over-the-air to Microsoft Exchange servers using Microsoft's ActiveSync protocol. This was introduced to much fanfare with the iPhone 3G and is available on older updated iPhone and iPod Touch units, too. Google and NuevaSync also offer over-the-air calendar and contact syncing for the … [Read more...] about Can the iPhone Sync With Multiple Exchange Servers?
Here's a surprise benefit from the iPhone 2.0 Exchange ActiveSync ability: I was able to finally move my iPhone's "home" sync from the PC to the Mac! I'm a long-time iPhone user and new Mac switcher, but since I use the phone for business (read Exchange) email, contacts, and calendars, I was stuck syncing it to the (work) PC instead of the (home) Mac. This really … [Read more...] about iPhone and Exchange: Push Email? Great! Switch to Mac? Priceless!
One of the most common questions I've been hearing after I published my articles on how to set up Exchange ActiveSync with the iPhone 2.0 software is whether or not you need an enterprise data plan from AT&T in order to use it. There were conflicting rumors going around prior to the launch, and AT&T and Apple haven't been clear on the subject. Here's the answer: … [Read more...] about Yes, Exchange ActiveSync for iPhone Works Without a Business Data Plan