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    MS adds full push email to Windows Mobile 5
    By Tony Smith
    13th February 2006 13:45 GMT

    Microsoft will next month allow handset vendors and mobile phone networks to offer customers Direct Push Technology - its answer to Research in Motion's Blackberry push email system. DPT will be delivered through a Messaging and Security Feature Pack update to its Windows Mobile 5.0 operating system, plus a Service Pack for its Exchange Server 2003 code.

    A number of hardware vendors and networks announced support for DPT, including Vodafone, Cingular, T-Mobile, Orange, Asus, Fujitsu Siemens and HP - the latter launched its anticipated iPaq hw6900 communicator series today. Palm and i-Mate will offer the Messaging and Security Feature Pack for their respective Windows Mobile-based devices.

    The Windows Mobile 5.0 update will allow servers to push not only email but also Outlook contacts, calendar and to-do list information. The software will also allow mobile clients to search company-wide address lists stored on the server via the mobile OS' phone dialer, contacts, calendar and inbox applications, Microsoft said.

    "The Messaging and Security Feature Pack... eliminates the need for businesses to outsource their mobile messaging to third-parties and purchase additional middleware software or costly servers," Microsoft chirped.

    Vodafone said it will offer a range of DPT-enabled mobile devices in March, specifically the v1240 v1640. It's branding the service as Windows Mobile Email from Vodafone, and will offer it initially in the UK, France and Germany, then to other countries through 2006.

    HP said the DPT-equipped iPaq hw6900 series is "expected" to be available in Asia Pacific and Europe "this Spring" and in North America in the Summer. Fujitsu Siemens' Pocket LooX T series handhelds will ship in July.
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    VZWEmployee on Howard Forums indicated that it would be released in April from Palm and Verizon for the 700w.
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    This had better include the "stereo over bluetooth" update as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tre-i-e-i-o
    This had better include the "stereo over bluetooth" update as well.
    I would be happy just getting Bluetooth over Bluetooth
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    Is it a requirement to have a 2003 exchange server to benefit from Microsoft's Push Email solution?? I really hope not.. We have the 2002 server with pop3 access..
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    Yes, it is...
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    So what does that mean for me? Basically what you are saying is that i will not be able to use this solution because of my server?
    What would i have to do to benefit from this push solution?
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    Well your work would have to upgrade to Exchange 2003 server, which from 2000 server (there is no 2002 server) is a very simple and straight forward upgrade.
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    Oh ok.. Sorry i thought it was 2002.. I guess it would have to be 2000 then..
    How much would it cost for this upgrade??
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    Quote Originally Posted by riekl
    Well your work would have to upgrade to Exchange 2003 server, which from 2000 server (there is no 2002 server) is a very simple and straight forward upgrade.

    Well my company HAS exchange 2003, but it doesnt allow a direct link to exchange from a handheld ( in other words, i can't do exchange activsync), but i can get my email using IMAP. Does that mean i cant take advantage of the push update either?
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    i have the update on my HTC Wizard and push email and bluetooth stereo are working. the bluetooth stereo is a little quirky at times, but when it works, it works... i hope the same is included with the Treo 700w update. i'm not a big fan of VZW's wireless sync software...

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