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    Relating to my previous post regarding phone models, if a phone will connect to Exchange will it support Outlook Calendaring and Contacts?

    I use Outlook as a standalone (no exchange server) at home. I really love having access to my calendar and contacts in my phone. So, if the phone supports Exchange, will I still get Outlook calendar and contacts synchronization?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WebGenii View Post
    Relating to my previous post regarding phone models, if a phone will connect to Exchange will it support Outlook Calendaring and Contacts?

    I use Outlook as a standalone (no exchange server) at home. I really love having access to my calendar and contacts in my phone. So, if the phone supports Exchange, will I still get Outlook calendar and contacts synchronization?
    It depends. You really wanted to read that didn't you?

    Exchange has push technology that allows phones to synch to it from anywhere. If you have stand alone Outlook you'll have to use the Sync Center (or whatever it is called for the Windows version you run) or find a third party app.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joeperez View Post
    It depends. You really wanted to read that didn't you?

    Exchange has push technology that allows phones to synch to it from anywhere. If you have stand alone Outlook you'll have to use the Sync Center (or whatever it is called for the Windows version you run) or find a third party app.

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    Hey - that's excellent news. I'm using the Sync Center now to connect so no problem there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WebGenii View Post
    Hey - that's excellent news. I'm using the Sync Center now to connect so no problem there.
    Don't get too excited. The phone will have to support that sort of synch also.

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    ah, yes and I'm back to the beginning again.
    Its' bizarre - I can find out the camera specs and mp3 player capabilities of any darn phone. But for actual work-related info, a heap of detective work is required.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WebGenii View Post
    Relating to my previous post regarding phone models, if a phone will connect to Exchange will it support Outlook Calendaring and Contacts?

    I use Outlook as a standalone (no exchange server) at home. I really love having access to my calendar and contacts in my phone.
    Although it involves an extra hop, you might be able to set up two-way sync from your desktop to Google, and from Google to your phone. I haven't actually tested the various bits and pieces necessary to do that, so it's unclear to me whether it really works...

    On your mobile device:

    Google Sync: Exchange ActiveSync client for Google's GMail, Calendar and Contacts
    http://www.google.com/mobile/products/sync.html#p=winmo

    On your desktop (assuming you don't pay for business class "Google Apps"):

    Google Calendar Sync
    http://www.google.com/support/calend...n&answer=98563

    Contacts... hmmmm...
    http://www.google.com/support/forum/...b366a8fd&hl=en

    Email, Tasks... (left as an exercise for the reader)

    Comment: This is sounding like a big headache.

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    Your calendar and contacts can only be synced from one source, so most phones, when using an exchange server, can not also sync with a standalone copy of Outlook. Of course, you can still setup as many mail accounts as you want, ie Exchange, gmail, hotmail, and any other POP or MAPI mail server.

    I did have one client that really wanted to have his home calendar on his iPhone, that was hooked into our Exchange server. I used Google Calendars Sync to transfer his home calendar to the web, then a program called gSyncit to copy the google calendar to a Calendar named Home in Exchange (Google Calendars Sync can only sync the default main Calendar).

    His contacts are all in Exchange, and thus on his phone. If he really needs one on his home PC he uses Outlook Web Access find it and copy it.

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    Actually, for awhile Active Sync did support multiple computers. But now it doesn't. Sigh.
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