Can someone explain activesync to me?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by drpellypo, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. drpellypo macrumors 6502

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    Previously I had a windows mobile phone. I would 'dock' it, and activesync would pick it up, in turn transferring my email and calendar to it. There was nothing wireless about this. If I wanted to update, I would have to physically dock the phone somewhere in the organisation.

    Now, SJ seems to be pitching the iPhone as a push email device using activesync, but I'm a bit confused as to what needs doing on the exchange side of things, as activesync in my eyes, is a way of syncing stuff whilst connected by cable.

    Sorry if it's a dumb question; I'm not very au fait with this kinda stuff!
     
  2. drpellypo thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Aaah - so exchange activesync is a different thing to activesync that you install on a windows PC. I understand now. Thanks!
     

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