Microsoft Updates Windows Mobile For Push Email, Exchange Sync
Jun 6, 2005, 12:52 PM by (staff)
Microsoft today announced the Messaging and Security feature pack for Windows Mobile 5.0. This update to the recently released OS overhauls Microsoft's push email solution to be more transparent, working to sync email, contacts, calendar, and now tasks between an Exchange server and Windows Mobile 5 device without any user interaction. The update also adds several security features, such as the ability for an administrator to remotely erase a misplaced device as well as manage security and application setup.
OneDrive for Windows Grabs New Security Features
Microsoft today released a modest update to its OneDrive application for Windows Phone handsets. OneDrive now allows users to sign in with multiple Microsoft accounts on a single device.
Samsung Releases Focus, a Combined Email and Calendar App
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Gmail for Android Gains Microsoft Exchange Support
Google today said the global Android Gmail app is set to add support for Microsoft Exchange. "Whether you're on Google Apps or Exchange, you can use the Gmail app on any Android device to send and receive mail," said Google in a blog post.
Microsoft Beefs Up Outlook Email App Security
Microsoft today improved login security for its Android and iOS Outlook email applications. Moving forward, Outlook will use something called Active Directory Authentication Library (ADAL)-based authentication for Exchange Online mailboxes in Office 365.
Microsoft Boosts OneDrive, Outlook.com Security
Microsoft today revealed it has taken steps to further protect user data by encrypting some of its key services. Moving forward, Microsoft's Outlook.com email service is protected by Transport Layer Security encryption for both inbound and outbound mail.
Slowly Playing Catch-up
RIM seems to still have a big jump on them in this department. There product is better, faster and more secure on both the device and server side. The funny part is, in most situations they need Exchange to make their solution work (Domino and Groupwise are the other compatible mail servers). They actually leverage a Microsoft product better than Microsoft !
With Mobile 5, MS slowly gets back into the race but there are still major things that need to be changed if they want to overtake RIM and become the powerhouse of push e-mail. They are the following:
1.Easier to use devices...