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iPhone Gets Microsoft Exchange and Office Compatibility

A new capability for the iPhone has been announced, Apple’s super-hyped phone will be announced this week, maybe today, that it has licensed the Exchange ActiveSync protocol. iPhone users will be able to connect to Exchange servers and use exchange for wireless email messaging and synchronization, although the feature may be added in an update.

While the iPhone is not targeted to business users (and will only be sold as a consumer device, not to AT&T business accounts), the Exchange feature should make things a little easier on corporate users who desperately want the phone, but won’t give up the ability to access their work email.

They’ll also like this: The iPhone will ship with a document preview application for Word and Excel documents. You won’t be able to edit or create them (and I doubt they’ll support Open XML Office 2007 formats), but it’s a little bit extra to pacify business users raised on more capable phones.

June 27th, 2007 Posted by | Apple, Applications, General, Office, Outlook, Word | 4 comments

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  1. This is exactly what I was hoping for. Can’t wait.

    Comment by Aaron | July 20, 2007

  2. So – if you have already purchased an iphone, there will just be an upgrade? Or it will just be available on newer models? (Sorry for the basic question – I’m not that tech saavy.)

    Comment by Allie | July 25, 2007

  3. Sounds like your sources were not correct. Maybe you should retract this statement. It’s been months, and there is no sign of this…

    Comment by Will | November 14, 2007

  4. [...] via Mary Jo, who mentions that the Exchange sync iPhone users were promised four months has still not arrived, with no word on when or if it is ever [...]

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