Bad news about Exchange sync


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  1. johninbigd

    johninbigd Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    One of the reasons I wanted the Droid was that Android 2.0 offers native Exchange support. However, I just heard that Verizon is going to force us to use some other service that requires a server, much like Blackberry Enterprise Server.

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    This really, really stinks.
     

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  2. iMoto

    iMoto New Member

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    not true.
     
  3. johninbigd

    johninbigd Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I hope not! My boss was told that directly by a Verizon employee at a demo/conference yesterday. The Verizon guy said that Verizon had bought some other company and was going to force us to use that technology/system for Exchange sync. Maybe it's just an option for enterprises that want it.
     
  4. Jacqueline

    Jacqueline Well-Known Member

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    I cannot imagine how they could possibly stop you from syncing with your own exchange server. It just uses port 443 (or 80 if insecure) to sync with outlook web access. Most likely it is like BIS Blackberry Internet Server offered for blackberries. Companies may or may not have BES Blackberry Enterprise Servers for their own use.
     
  5. padro82

    padro82 Active Member

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    Agree....if true. Stinks!!!
     
  6. randydandy

    randydandy Active Member

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    This doesn't sound right. Or atleast not completely accurate.
     
  7. headcase

    headcase Active Member

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    Ahh... no. Android 2.0 supports Exchange ActiveSync, which is specifically designed for companies that have Exchange servers and want to provide mobile access . What you just heard, was incorrect.
     
  8. iscomputerman

    iscomputerman New Member

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    I have the Verizon Android and I'm syncing to Exchange with no issues as well as 4 other POP3 accounts, 5 email accounts total. I love the coroporate calendar and how it keeps seprate from a personal calendar on the phone that I sync via Companion link with my home computer's Outlook. Great to be able to have personal and work calendars separate.
     
  9. Tiggercat

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    Goes direct to your exchange, with no Verizon meddling. Army folks had that problem with Blackberry - because they use an intermediate server, you can't use AKO e-mail on BIS. You can, however, use it on a Droid using ActiveSync.
     
  10. aaron19953

    aaron19953 Well-Known Member

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    The higher priced plan is if you plan to have VERIZON sync your data... This has been posted a least a half dozen times

    -=< aaron >=-
     

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