Microsoft Online Services Mobility Solutions Description

Customers interested in connecting to either Exchange Online or Sharepoint Online from their smartphone need to head over to the Microsoft Download Center and grab "Microsoft Online Services Mobility Solutions Description," which provides detailed description of mobile device options for Exchange Online and Sharepoint Online including Windows Mobile, Exchange ActiveSync and RIM BlackBerry devices, including […]

Customers interested in connecting to either Exchange Online or Sharepoint Online from their smartphone need to head over to the Microsoft Download Center and grab "Microsoft Online Services Mobility Solutions Description," which provides detailed description of mobile device options for Exchange Online and Sharepoint Online including Windows Mobile, Exchange ActiveSync and RIM BlackBerry devices, including current promotions.

"Windows phones and devices help deliver highly advanced mobile capabilities while maximizing technology investments and improving both mobile worker and IT productivity," Microsoft revealed.

"Built on the powerful WinMo and produced by top OEMs around the world, WPs provide a rich, flexible, cost-effective platform for increased productivity and improved mobile solutions."

There're specific versions of WinMo that customers must use in order to connect to Exchange Online and SharePoint Online. According to Microsoft, the two services are designed to play nice with WinMo 6.0, 6.1, 6.5 and Windows Phone 7.

Exchange ActiveSync-enabled devices cover a number of products, among which:

  • Nokia E series and N series phones: Nokia Mail for Exchange must be installed.
  • Apple iPhone: iPhone OS v2 ,v3 or V4 and Safari Mobile browser are required.
  • Palm Pre phone: webOS v1.1, v1.2, v1.3 or v1.4 is required.
  • Android phones: Android v1.5 and v2 is required; (support varies by manufacturer Exchange ActiveSync implementation)," Microsoft revealed.

The company explained that owners of BlackBerry smartphones can access Exchange Online and SharePoint Online either via Hosted BlackBerry for Microsoft Exchange Online or through the BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS).

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