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.
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...