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Exchange Server 2007 Support for Mobile Devices

Updated: March 27, 2007

Get your work done nearly anytime, anywhere, with Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync–compatible devices. When you use the Microsoft Windows Mobile–based devices or Exchange ActiveSync–enabled mobile devices that are available through Microsoft partners, it's easy to gain mobile access to Exchange Server for e-mail messages, voice mail, fax messages, schedules, contact information, and tasks lists.

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Exchange ActiveSync

Exchange ActiveSync is a communication protocol that enables mobile, "over-the-air" access to your e-mail messages, schedules, contacts, tasks lists, and other Exchange Server mailbox data. Exchange ActiveSync is available on both Windows Mobile–based devices and Exchange ActiveSync–enabled devices offered through Microsoft partners. By taking advantage of Exchange ActiveSync through compatible devices and software, you can avoid the added cost of middleware or service fees. Exchange ActiveSync also offers a highly scalable platform for mobility, allowing you to enjoy the productivity benefits of mobile messaging.

Exchange ActiveSync offers Direct Push Technology, enabling a seamless push e-mail experience for compatible devices. Exchange ActiveSync uses an encrypted HTTPS connection, established and maintained between the device and the server to push new e-mail messages, schedules, contact information, and tasks to the device. Synchronization is extremely fast, with enhanced data compression that enables rapid sending and receiving of messages.

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 builds upon the solid, highly scalable foundation of Exchange ActiveSync to deliver even more powerful mobile messaging. It includes support flags, HTML mail, and other productivity-enhancing features. It also offers innovative new capabilities such as allowing you to search the entirety of your mailbox from the mobile device, including messages not currently synced to the device. This helps overcome the limited resources of a mobile device, and not limiting your access to just the portion that fits in device memory.

The Exchange ActiveSync protocol also provides for control over mobile devices, including the ability to provision and enforce device security policies. Exchange Server 2007 makes improvements in this area as well, allowing for per-user policies, better control of which devices can synchronize with Exchange Server, and enhanced monitoring and logging.

Exchange Server 2007 also moves to an increasingly self-service model for device maintenance, such as allowing users to wipe data from their device from Outlook Web Access rather than calling a third party or helpdesk. By doing this, Exchange Server 2007 helps to drive down the cost of supporting mobile messaging and thus make even larger mobile messaging deployments possible.

To learn more about the mobile access features in Exchange Server 2007, read the Mobile Messaging with Exchange ActiveSync white paper.

Windows Mobile–based Devices

Exchange ActiveSync compatibility is built into Windows Mobile–based devices. You experience the same familiar Microsoft Office Outlook environment, extended from your desktop or laptop to your mobile device. You also enjoy the benefits of the direct integration with Exchange ActiveSync, avoiding expensive middleware or service fees that might be required with other mobile solutions.

To learn more about Windows Mobile devices supporting Exchange ActiveSync and Direct Push Technology please see the Microsoft Windows Mobile Web site.

Exchange ActiveSync–enabled Devices

Exchange Server 2007 provides broad mobile device support through relationships with Microsoft partners who license the Exchange ActiveSync protocol. You can take advantage of Exchange ActiveSync and avoid the added cost of middleware or service fees through compatible devices and software offered by our licensed partners. Partners that currently license Exchange ActiveSync are:

DataViz, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and ISV with more than 22 years of Microsoft Office compatibility experience, provides a commercially available Exchange ActiveSync client, RoadSync. Committed to extending this wireless technology to reach the world's most popular smartphones by means of one standardized application, RoadSync supports Symbian S60, S80, UIQ, Windows Mobile, Palm OS and Java based devices such as the popular Nokia E61, N80, 9300; Sony Ericsson M600, P990; Motorola Razr; Palm Treo, and more. With support for Exchange Server 2003 (SP2) and Exchange Server 2007, RoadSync offers IT departments the ability to further maximize new and existing device investments while also taking advantage of the latest server enhancements like Direct Push, Remote Wipe, Online Mailbox Search and SharePoint File Access. Visit the DataViz Web site for more information or to download a free trial for one of the 50+ currently supported devices.


Mail for Exchange on Nokia Eseries mobile devices utilizes Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync. The Mail for Exchange client enables wireless synchronization for calendar and contact data as well as mobile e-mail from compatible Exchange Servers with Nokia Eseries devices including the Nokia E50, Nokia E61 and Nokia E62. Subject to the Nokia Eseries device type in use, the Mail for Exchange experience is supported either over a mobile network or wireless LAN. Attachments such as documents, spreadsheets, and presentations can be downloaded for viewing, and depending upon the applications on the device in use, such attachments can also be created or edited. For more information, see the Nokia for Business Web site.


Sony Ericsson
Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications serves the global communications market with innovative and feature-rich mobile phones, accessories, and PC cards. Its new P990 smartphone and M600 messaging device support the Exchange Active Sync protocol. Users can easily access, interrogate, and synchronize their e-mail, calendar, and contacts information while on the move, leading to overall productivity gains for the enterprise customer. The implementation supports Direct Push and is based on DataViz' RoadSync solution.

P990 The flagship 3G smartphone, is Wi-Fi enabled, has a 2-megapixel camera with autofocus, and features a hardware keyboard beneath the flip-down keypad.

M600 A fully-specified email tool and mobile phone rolled into an extremely stylish, slim device featuring a dual function keyboard as well as touch screen to enable efficient text input.

W950 The top of line Sony Ericsson Walkman phone. Slim and stylish, with an advanced digital music player and large touchscreen for optimal ease of use.

For more information about Sony Ericsson business products and services please visit the Sony Ericsson Web site.

Sony Ericsson

Palm Inc.
A leader in mobile computing, Palm, Inc. strives to put the power of computing in your hands so you can gain access to and share your most important information. On selected devices, you can synchronize your Exchange Server e-mail and calendar by using integrated Exchange ActiveSync.

Treo 700 series Smartphone The award winning Treo design comes to Windows Mobile 5.0. Treos area available from many of the major 3G carriers world wide and they all come with Direct Push Technology for the immediate delivery of Exchange 2003 email

Treo 680 Smartphone Give your company or department a productivity boost and realize a quick return on investment with the affordable Treo 680—the ideal device for growing business.

Treo 650 Smartphone Combines a compact mobile phone with e-mail capabilities, an organizer, Web access, a digital camera, and MPEG Audio Layer-3 (MP3) player—all in a device that’s small enough to fit in your pocket.

LifeDrive mobile manager Integrates a 4-gigabyte (GB) hard drive and Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless technologies so you can easily carry all the essentials of your busy life with you.

Read more about Palm Inc. and its Windows-Mobile supported devices.


MOTOSYNC is a Motorola synchronization messaging framework offering interoperability with leading corporate e-mail and messaging solutions through key strategic alliances to provide always-up-to-date and over-the-air synchronization of e-mail messages, schedules, and contact information. MOTOSYNC-enabled devices, such as the A780 and A910, interoperate with Exchange Server 2003 through Exchange ActiveSync. For more information, see the MOTOSYNC home page on the Motorola site.

Symbian Limited licenses Exchange ActiveSync for use in Symbian OS, an open-standard operating system for advanced mobile phones. Please see the Symbian Web site for more information.

Helio is the most advanced mobile service in the U.S. Our Members stay connected like never before with exclusive, high-end, beautiful devices, innovative market-first services and smart pricing all running on the nation's largest high-speed 3G network.

Ocean The Helio Ocean wirelessly synchronizes with Microsoft Office Exchange e-mail, calendar, and contacts from a Microsoft Exchange Server with Mail for Microsoft Exchange.

Ocean is the world's first dual-slider design. Slide the device vertically for comfortably making calls or open the device horizontally to reveal a separate full QWERTY keyboard suitable for heavy-duty messaging and web browsing. The Ultimate Inbox merges all email, text messages, picture messages and instant messages conveniently in one messaging dashboard with out-of-the-box integration with popular IM and email providers. And an HTML browser, innovative GPS services, high-speed 3G downloads and a whole lot more.



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