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Microsoft Exchange 2003, 2007, 2007 SP1 Mobile Policies Matrix

Microsoft Exchange 2003, 2007, 2007 SP1 Mobile Policies Matrix

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I’ve been getting a lot of questions around which Mobile features work with the different versions of Exchange currently available in the Market – Exchange 2003, Exchange 2007 and Exchange 2007 SP1.  Since each is a drastic improvement from its predecessor they all have different features, and I thought I’d compile some of these feature sets into a basic matrix.

Additional information on the Matrix below at can be found on Technet and the Exchange Team's Blog.

For the Matrix below:
E2K3 SP2
- Exchange 2003 Service Pack 2
E2K7 - Exchange 2007
E2K7 SP1 SCAL - Exchange 2007 Service Pack 1 with Standard Client Access Licence
E2K7 SP1 ECAL - Exchange 2007 Service Pack 1 with Enterprise Client Access Licence

Exchange Version E2K3 SP2 E2K7 E2K7 SP1 SCAL E2K7 SP1 ECAL
Windows Mobile Version WM5 & Above WM6 & Above WM6.1 WM6.1
Direct Push Yes Yes Yes Yes
Email, Calendar, and Contact Synchronization Yes Yes Yes Yes
Task Synchronization Yes Yes Yes Yes
Remote Device Wipe Yes Yes Yes Yes
SSL Encryption Yes Yes Yes Yes
Policy Refresh Interval Yes Yes Yes Yes
Allow non-provisionable devices Yes Yes Yes Yes
Max Attachment Size - Yes Yes Yes
Attachments Enabled - Yes Yes Yes
Configure message formats (HTML or plain txt) - - Yes Yes
Include past email items - - Yes Yes
Email body truncation size - - Yes Yes
HTML email body truncation size - - Yes Yes
Include past calendar items (Duration) - - Yes Yes
Require manual sync while roaming - - Yes Yes
Password Required Yes Yes Yes Yes
Min Password Length Yes Yes Yes Yes
Alphanumeric pwd Yes Yes Yes Yes
Inactivity Timeout Yes Yes Yes Yes
Max Failed Password Attempts Yes Yes Yes Yes
Enable password recovery - Yes Yes Yes
Allow simple password - Yes Yes Yes
Password Expiration (Days) - Yes Yes Yes
Enforce password history - Yes Yes Yes
Allow Windows file share access - Yes Yes Yes
Allow Windows SharePoint access - Yes Yes Yes
Minimum number of complex characters - - Yes Yes
Storage Card Encryption - Yes Yes Yes
Enforce Device encryption - - Yes Yes
Require signed SMIME messages - - Yes Yes
Require encrypted SMIME messages - - Yes Yes
Require Signed SMIME algorithm - - Yes Yes
Require encrypted SMIME algorithm - - Yes Yes
Allow SMIME encrypted algorithm negotiation - - Yes Yes
Allow SMIME SoftCerts - - Yes Yes
Device Control        
Disable removable storage - - - Yes
Disable desktop ActiveSync - - - Yes
Disable camera - - - Yes
Disable SMS and any MMS text messaging - - - Yes
Network Control        
Disable Wi-Fi - - - Yes
Disable Bluetooth - - - Yes
Disable IrDA - - - Yes
Allow internet sharing from device - - - Yes
Allow desktop sharing from device - - - Yes
Application Control        
Disable POP3/IMAP4 email - - - Yes
Allow consumer email - - - Yes
Allow browser - - - Yes
Allow unsigned applications - - - Yes
Allow unsigned CABs - - - Yes
Application allow list - - - Yes
Application block list - - - Yes

While the table above doesn't cover every feature available for every version of Windows Mobile (there are additional features such as Setting OOF, forwarding Calendar appointments etc)  it does focus on all the policy options available in the Exchange Administration Console.

This matrix was compiled with information found at the following locations:

Exchange Team Blog:

Technet Article on new Features of Exchange 2007 SP1

Jason Langridge's Blog

*Microsoft has yet to release any information about a future version of Windows Mobile that may support the Mobile Policies of Exchange 2007 SP1.

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