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iPhone and Microsoft Exchange Servers

Last post 03-14-2008 10:08 AM by mike. 1 replies.
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  • 03-12-2008 5:50 PM

    • forest
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    iPhone and Microsoft Exchange Servers

    After listening to its many enterprise customers. Apple has come to a licensing agreement with Microsoft and is building Exchange ActiveSync right into the iPhone. Before there were usually a server or two between a mobile device user and the Exchange server. Now, right out-of-the-box an iPhone can connect to Microsoft Exchange Servers 2003 and 2007 for secure over-the-air push email, contacts, calendars and global address lists. Apple demonstrated this in its March 6th keynote. This built in support also enables such security features as remote wipe, password policies and auto-discovery. This would allow for an administrator to render any lost or stolen iPhone free of sensitive corporate information.
    The new iPhone 2.0 software supports Cisco IPsec VPN. This will help ensure the highest level of IP-based encryption available for transmission of sensitive corporate data, as well as the ability to authenticate using digital certificates or password-based, authentication. IT administrators will have a new configuration utility that allows them to easily and quickly set up many iPhones, including password policies, VPN settings, installing certificates, and email server settings. Once the configuration is defined it can then be easily and securely delivered to the iPhone user. Once installed, the user will have access to all their corporate IT services.

    The push feature of the Exchange server is the truly powerful part. Any user on the system can update a contact or a calender and the update will immediately be pushed to all users without having to log into the system. Now you will have no excuses for missing a meeting time that was changed.



  • 03-14-2008 10:08 AM In reply to

    • mike
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    Re: iPhone and Microsoft Exchange Servers

    This has huge advantages for any company or corporation that needs to coordinate personnel. Being able to coordinate all your personnel at once from anywhere to anywhere is going to make the lives of employees and employers much easier. The push email and calendar will also work with your personal email and calendar. You can coordinate between your phone and computer to keep your schedule up to date with your email from anywhere.

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