Thursday, July 24, 2008

Hooking that iPhone 2.0 to SBS?

Tim Carney dropped me a line the other day with some great tips on getting that new iPhone connected to the SBS Server.

    In the wake of iPhone 2.0, many executives are wanting their iPhones connected to their Exchange Servers. You may have previously enabled IMAP, but we all know Exchange-ActiveSync is the right way to go (plus this enables Windows Mobile devices without the need for a Good Server). In order to support Windows Mobile devices (and the iPhone version 2) on a Microsoft Small Business Server 2003 running Exchange 2003, several things need to be done. The following instructions I generated after spending too much time researching this issue and I hope you find them as useful as I do. The standard legal stuff applies, these directions are provided without warranty, follow at your own peril.

So, I says, "What can I find this outside of my personal mailbox?"

And he says

Love Tim. He says he's willing to give phone support to anyone hooking up the MacPhone. But I decided not to publish his cell phone here. You'll have to contact him through his blog.

He also recommended Susan's blog (of course) and Eriq Neale's post on Exchange and iPhone:

Eric Neale's Blog on configuring iPhone v2 for Exchange

And, what mobility discussion would be complete without Mr. Happy Fun Boy, Chris Rue's FunCave?

The message should be clear by now: Don't call me! Ask one of these folks.

Erin in our office has ordered the 16GB iPhone 2.0. When it arrives, Josh (who hates non-Microsoft phones) will have to configure it. Life ain't fair.


  1. Anonymous8:33 AM

    We had Exchange ActiveSync already setup and I was able to configure the iPhone at the Apple Store in about 2 minutes... it worked off the bat. With other clients that we've setup it's been no different than any other Exchange ActiveSync setup.

  2. Anonymous8:47 AM

    btw, i've had many Windows Mobile devices over the years and I'm no Apple fanboy but the iPhone is one of the best gadgets I've ever owned.

    It wasn't that long ago when I carried around a phone, pocketpc/palm and mp3 player... pain in the butt and impractical. At this point I'm willing to deal with the AT&T service and shorter battery life but I'm only a week or so into the 30 day return / evaluation period from AT&T.

  3. I'm amazed at the scathing reviews the iPhone is getting. Case in point:
    Apparently the battery life is deplorable, frequent crashes with some of the apps, etc. Definitely not the Apple I thought I knew. I'll continue to recommend my clients pass this one up. There are plenty of decent WM and Blackberry devices that do the job well.

  4. On the same day as my original post, Apple posted this:


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