Any Exchange Improvements in 2.1?


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  1. fizgig

    fizgig Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Does the inbox have nested folders now?

    Can you accept meeting invites?

    Anything?
     

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  2. androidguru

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    Bite the bullet and get touchdown, nitrodesk will always beat native android......
     
  3. fizgig

    fizgig Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Question still stands.
     
  4. virtus

    virtus Well-Known Member

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    I would like to know too. The inbox has always had at least one level of nested folders. They just don't auto update or notify you if you have new mail.

    I've been running a custom 2.1 rom and haven't noticed anything - so I 'm pretty sure that google/motorola are continuing to ignore business-class users.
     
  5. johninbigd

    johninbigd Well-Known Member

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    I don't know because Touchdown was one of my first purchases. :) But business use doesn't seem to be a high priority for Google.
     
  6. Inphosys

    Inphosys Well-Known Member

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    No change ... I do however think it is more stable now. On occassion I would have to kill the Email program with ATK and then open the program again to start syncing again. This hasn't been the case since 2.1.
     
  7. baka

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    I havent noticed any changes either. I really heavily on my phone for work email via exchange. I highly suggest getting Touchdown. I recommended it to coworkers with Android phones as well and within hours of testing with the trial app, they purchased the full version.

    Touchdown is, by far, the best Exchange email client I've ever used. I like it way better than the iPhone or BB email clients. You can do everything with it. I think it might even be more functional than OWA...

    Just buy it...
     
  8. shaidtan

    shaidtan Well-Known Member

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    Is there anything out there that does BES integration or are they all Exchange/Outlook client based?
     
  9. baka

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    Dont you have to have a BB to use BES?
     
  10. shaidtan

    shaidtan Well-Known Member

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    I've heard there's a WM client.

    I have a BB through work as well as the Droid. I'd be interested if I could get my work emails/calendar on the Droid. A desktop client won't work though as I take my laptop with me and I need to get emails 24/7.
     
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    root your phone and get the latest cyanogenmod, heard it adds stuff



    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
     
  12. Titaniac

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    One of the issues that was not addressed in 2.1 s the ability to accept/decline .ics appointments is the ability to accept/decline .ics appointments on the calendar. This may be insignificant to some, but as a business user, this is really annoying. *.ICS appointment file requests are used by Google Calendar, Apple ICal, and Mozilla Sunbird, but if someone sends me an appointment on my GMail, I cannot accept or decline that appointment from my droid. FAIL! Google should really address this issue. It seems ike this would be relatively easy. There are some like this would be relatively easy. There are some"workarounds" like downloading an app from the Market, saving the ics file on the SD card and using the app to load it. The one I'm using is setting up GMail to accept all calendar requests. setting up GMail to accept all calendar requests. However, now I have to go through my calendar every day and delete those that I would have declined. However, now I have to go through my calendar However, now I have to go through my calendar every day and delete those that I would have declined. While I think the Droid is still superior to other smartphones, this just reinforces the fact that it's more of a toy than a business tool, and the Blackberry is more of a business tool than a toy. If someone knows of a method around this, please let me know
     
  13. markdmac

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    The truly sad thing is that 2.1 doesn't add support for Exchange pin and remote wipe. This should be native to the phone or they should not be able to advertise that it supports Exchange.
     
  14. baka

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    yeah, its true that Exchange is one thing droid really "doesn't" do... it does at its most basic level, but nothing more.

    honesty though, just get touchdown... better than BB/BES, iPhone, etc...
     
  15. mcapozzi

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    I noticed on the custom 2.1 ROM for the Sprint Hero (Fresh 2.0d) that I get stuck using a password/PIN to unlock the phone after I setup the Exchange account.

    The Droid 2.1 should have also added that little "Bonus".

    BTW, LockPicker removes that obstacle quite nicely.

    -Mike
     
  16. koldtoft

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    I have a Motorola Milestone (well my boss does) and i MUST sync with exchange for his contacts and calendar to work (plus to send and receive mails) but Jesus lord almighty, that "password" lock thing is annoying as hell. On my HTC desire, the app "lockpicker" works perfectly, but not on Milestone.

    Does ANYONE know of a workaround for the password lock on milestone running exchange?
     

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