A while ago I got a question from someone regarding one of the new features in Exchange 2010, being text messaging. Question was “is it available”…
Looking at the TechNet article he referred to, it does state:
Source = http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd298136.aspx
The following is a list of new text messaging features included in Exchange 2010:
So let’s see.
You need to have a Windows Mobile device:
And once you have chosen to sync your text messages, you will see all messages sent and received appear in your inbox, like below:
You will also receive an email, notifying you that you are able to send SMS/text messages using OWA/Outlook from now on:
What can you do?
How does it work?
When a text (sms) message is created using Outlook/OWA, it will be sent to Exchange. Exchange will use EAS to send/sync the message to the users cell phone. The user’s cell phone will then send that message out over SMS.
When a user receives a text message, the sent message will be synced to the user’s mailbox using EAS.
Some Q & A
Q. What if I have more than one SMS Sync enabled phones connected to an account?
A. The most recently connected one will be the one used to send the message
Q. Can I disable this feature as an administrator?
A. Yes, you can, using the Exchange Management Shell for example
Happy SMS/Text Messaging :-)
Sending text messages via outlook is different and new method to me and its quite interesting. The explanation is good and effective. I tried to send some text messages its all done. Thanks for sharing this.
Clamr! 2010 allows you to text, call and check voicemail messages with Google Voice in Outlook 2010. Way easier and no real setup except a couple of double-clicks.
Just FYI :)
How do you disable it on the device? Cannot find instruction to do so?
To disable on [andriod] device, uncheck Sync SMS in the email accounts' sync settings
When you reply to a received SMS in Outlook 2010, the reply doesn't show in the SMS conversation on the device. The recipient does get the reply, but you just can't see it in the SMS conversation. Anyone know of a fix for this? (Samsung Galaxy Note II with Android 4.3)
I used to be able to read texts in Outlook, but with 2010, I no longer see my text messages. When completing the options for Mobile, I reveive the following message...AT least on mobile number is unrecognizable, check the mobile numbers and try again. I am only entering one phone number and it is correct.