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iPhone with Microsoft ActiveSync support for Exchange Server

Microsoft’s been noticeably and characteristically mum about Apple’s iPhone 2.0 unveiled yesterday. But on July 11, the Redmondians did make sure to note that iPhones now include ActiveSync support for Exchange Server.

On the Microsoft Team Blog, Adam Glick, a Technical Product Manager with Microsoft’s Unified Communications group, highlighted the iPhones’ ActiveSync support.

“If you’ve not heard; Apple released iPhone 2.0 which includes a software update to the existing iPhones in the market (yes, we mentioned it when it was announced as well).  We’re thrilled to add them to the family of Exchange ActiveSync licensees that enable all sorts of devices to connect to Exchange Server.”

Apple licensed ActiveSync from Microsoft but didn’t acknowledge officially that it had done so until March 2008. ActiveSync, according to Microsoft, “is a data synchronization service that enables mobile users to access their e-mail, calendar, and contacts and retain access to this information while they are offline.”

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