1. dstrauss#IM's Avatar
    Well, Apple just keeps chopping down objections. Number three on my list was no Exchange sync, so guess what...

    http://blogs.zdnet.com/microsoft/?p=534

    My bet is the official announcement comes Thursday. You know, like Chinese water torture...disclose a goody a day. Before long, even I'll be in the one of those ridiculous lines...
    06-26-2007 03:41 PM
  2. volwrath's Avatar
    Well, Apple just keeps chopping down objections. Number three on my list was no Exchange sync, so guess what...

    http://blogs.zdnet.com/microsoft/?p=534

    My bet is the official announcement comes Thursday. You know, like Chinese water torture...disclose a goody a day. Before long, even I'll be in the one of those ridiculous lines...
    Ya return lines can be brutal
    06-26-2007 03:45 PM
  3. oalvarez's Avatar
    this will help many a business user.

    next
    06-26-2007 03:50 PM
  4. Insp_Gadget's Avatar
    If, indeed, Apple has licensed EAS, my guess is that it won't be available out of the box on June 29th. If it is already on the phone (or in the box on CD), then why hasn't Apple mentioned it? Surely, they are interested in attracting as many potential buyers as possible, no?
    06-26-2007 04:02 PM
  5. surur's Avatar
    As the article says, Nokia, MS's biggest competitor, already licenses Exchange Activesync. It only helps MS's highly profitable server business, so they license it to all comers.

    Its up to Apple if they want it or not. MS wont say no.

    Surur
    06-26-2007 04:08 PM
  6. Certs's Avatar
    If true, I hope it goes all the way, and syncs calendar also (tasks and notes aren't important to me)

    Interesting quote from a Microsoft rep in that article:

    “It’s in Microsoft’s interest for Exchange to be supported as widely as possible, even on what will probably be a CONSUMER-ORIENTED PRODUCT.”
    06-26-2007 04:10 PM
  7. Insp_Gadget's Avatar
    As the article says, Nokia, MS's biggest competitor, already licenses Exchange Activesync. It only helps MS's highly profitable server business, so they license it to all comers.

    Its up to Apple if they want it or not. MS wont say no.

    Surur
    Agreed. Microsoft will license it to anyone. I just think that if Apple had it ready for launch they would have said so. This is probably wishful thinking.
    06-26-2007 04:11 PM
  8. marcol's Avatar
    If, indeed, Apple has licensed EAS, my guess is that it won't be available out of the box on June 29th.
    Nokia's approach is that you have to go to their web site and d/l a small app, 'Mail for Exchange', that sets the EAS preferences for the mail app. I guess the reason might be that Microsoft charge by volume and this way Nokia limits it to those who want it.
    06-26-2007 05:05 PM
  9. archie's Avatar
    I said it once before somewhere on this forum (probably laid to waste in disbelief) but I believe IPSec and the M$ developed PPTP is in use on the iPhone.
    06-26-2007 05:40 PM
  10. archie's Avatar
    Ah, yes. Mentioned it to Pattycerts when he or she berated and chided me for saying the iPhone would function as a business tool.

    Then of course, another onslaught against me for even mentioning such a thing to defend my statement.

    See ya!
    06-26-2007 05:42 PM
  11. Dim-Ize's Avatar
    Wow! EAS and EDGE were my primary objections for the launch version. Secondary objections are GPS (using software like TOMTOM, not GoogleMaps) and 3rd party apps.

    They are knocking them off one by one
    06-26-2007 05:46 PM
  12. Certs's Avatar
    Ah, yes. Mentioned it to Pattycerts when he or she berated and chided me for saying the iPhone would function as a business tool.

    Then of course, another onslaught against me for even mentioning such a thing to defend my statement.

    See ya!
    He...

    I don't "berate and chide" anyone, unless it is in response to the same.

    I probably disagreed with you (which I still do), for a number of reasons. But it seems to you there is no in between
    06-26-2007 06:10 PM
  13. mikec#IM's Avatar
    He...

    I don't "berate and chide" anyone, unless it is in response to the same.

    I probably disagreed with you (which I still do), for a number of reasons. But it seems to you there is no in between
    Patty,

    Don't you realize that Archie takes alternative POVs to be personal attacks against him? How dare you hurt his feelings like that? Have you no compassion for the "special" people? ;-)
    06-26-2007 06:46 PM
  14. MacUser's Avatar
    I know a couple of people that will now consider the iPhone based on that news.
    06-26-2007 08:44 PM
  15. surur's Avatar
    The reviews do not say it supports EAS, just IMAP as before.

    Surur
    06-26-2007 08:47 PM
  16. G-funkster's Avatar
    Mossberg seems to have confirmed this in his review, though I wonder what he means that needs enabling server side.. Could he mean IMAP?
    including Yahoo, Gmail, AOL, EarthLink and others. It can also handle corporate email using Microsoft’s Exchange system, if your IT department cooperates by enabling a setting on the server.
    http://solution.allthingsd.com/20070...held-computer/
    06-26-2007 08:48 PM
  17. oalvarez's Avatar
    The reviews do not say it supports EAS, just IMAP as before.

    Surur
    so does it or doesn't it?
    06-26-2007 09:08 PM
  18. surur's Avatar
    That thing that IT have to enable is IMAP mail on the exchange server. That's not EAS.

    Surur
    06-26-2007 09:10 PM
  19. TomUps's Avatar
    I was told by someone in the know tonight that the announcement tommorow would say apple licensed the technology, and a future update for the iphone to support EAS would be forthcoming. Dont know yet if its true or not.
    06-26-2007 09:30 PM
  20. MacUser's Avatar
    I was told by someone in the know tonight that the announcement tommorow would say apple licensed the technology, and a future update for the iphone to support EAS would be forthcoming. Dont know yet if its true or not.
    Interesting. Let's just see what's coming down the road....

    That may impact stock prices
    06-26-2007 09:39 PM
  21. TomUps's Avatar
    Interesting. Let's just see what's coming down the road....

    That may impact stock prices

    I would actually consider getting an iphone if it was true, but it very well might just be a rumor. Its strange, when the iphone was first announced I really wanted one. Since then I have lost interest, and still dont think Im ready to give up my blackberry. EAS support would make me think about trying it though. I guess we will find out tommorow if its true.
    06-26-2007 09:46 PM
  22. oalvarez's Avatar
    i'm with you TomUps, as i've said, it won't replace my ipod for "my" business needs.
    06-26-2007 09:55 PM
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