iPhone syncs with Exchange Server

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iPhone syncs with Exchange Server

iphoneexchange server 2007 Apple has stated that the iPhone can sync with Exchange Server using IMAP4. According to eWeek, Microsoft released Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Rollup 3 just in time for the Apple iPhone. Rollup 3 fixes several issues including issues that affect Apple Mac Mail when connecting to Exchange 2007. The issue supposedly fixes an incompatibility between IMAP version 4 and Exchange Server 2007 that affected Apple Mac Mail users and could affect iPhone users as well. Bill Gates having his engineers work furiously to have Exchange Server 2007 work well with Steve Jobs Apple iPhone in time for today's iPhone launch? Go figure... But nice to see that the iPhone should work well in many enterprises right off the bat.

Engadget has a photo purportedly taken from ThinkSecret.com (site is down) displaying an Exchange tab within the iPhone interface, as seen here:

Interesting how the screenshot shows it connected to Cingular and not AT&T, considering AT&T is the exclusive iPhone service provider. Must be a fake.

Oh wait, Cingular is AT&T. Gosh darn it, I keep forgetting all these damn acquisitions. Maybe Steve Colbert can explain that to me again:

Here is a a list of issues that update Rollup 3 fixes if curious:

Update Rollup 3 for Exchange 2007 fixes the issues that are described in the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:  
931328 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/931328/) An integer is added to the end of the legacyExchangeDN attribute of a newly created mailbox in Exchange 2007
930468 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/930468/) The attachment is not displayed when you use Outlook 2003 to open an e-mail message that contains an attachment
931842 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/931842/) Error message when the sender or the receiver of a meeting request has a double-byte character set (DBCS) display name in Exchange Server 2007: "The requested property was not found"
932207 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/932207/) Error message when a user tries to open a forwarded message to accept or to deny a resource request in Exchange Server 2007: "Cannot open the free/busy information"
932515 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/932515/) You receive a 5.2.0 non-delivery report (NDR) message when you send an e-mail message to an Exchange 2007 server that is running the Isinteg.exe tool in a dismounted mailbox store
934887 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/934887/) DBCS characters are converted into two question marks in a forwarded e-mail message in Exchange 2007

The first official Service Pack for Exchange Server 2007 is expected some time later this year.

Maybe the rush to get Rollup 3 in time for the iPhone launch is because Microsoft engineers themselves plan on buying one. Or maybe even Bill Gates himself!

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