A couple days ago, Mary Jo speculated that Apple has licensed Microsoft's Active Sync technology which allows iPhone to securely sync with Exchange servers (over its smoke signal speed, EDGE data connection). Will ActiveSync be out of the box today or an upgrade in the future? Will it be the reported implementation on the iPhone to connect with Exchange via IMAP? (IMAP isn't really a concern for most Enterprises since the IMAP service is usually disabled)
I have no details about this deal, and probably couldn't talk about them anyway if I had inside knowledge, but I am concerned about security.
Here are a few things to consider if Apple has licensed EAS.
Guess we will have to wait and see.
iPhone 2.0 takes care of these security concerns with their ActiveSync implementation.
However, there are numerious companies having troubles setting up their iPhone to their Windows 2003 Exchange Server.
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