iOS6 for business

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by criscanal, Jun 15, 2012.

  1. criscanal macrumors newbie

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    Since for our company MS Exchange features are vital (notes and sms sync) we are sticking with windows mobile 6.5 and android 2.3.

    we were testing the iphone since version 3GS and we really enjoyed it. Since iOS 4 i was hoping in a better implemenattion of the Exchange client, and why not a systemwide smb-client for connections to windows fileservers.

    does anyone know if ios6 brings any new features in this area?

    tia,

    cris
     
  2. iClive macrumors regular

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    iOS 5 (and earlier for that matter) supports MS Exchange seamlessly, even SBS2003, unlike OSX Lion. This includes calendar, contacts, and reminders (not just email).

    In fact, this was a major factor in getting an iPad for me from a business point of view.

    So hopefully iOS 6 will have some additional features, can imagine what though
     
  3. criscanal thread starter macrumors newbie

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    wm 6.5 allows me to sync my sms with my exchange inbox and in addition it also syncs my exchange notes. this would we very useful to have ios6
     
  4. jnl1211 macrumors 6502

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    Wow. I bet your employees are hating life being stuck with those 2 operating systems! ;)
     
  5. iClive macrumors regular

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    iOS will sync your mail with Exchange mailbox (all of it, not just the inbox). You can integrate other Exchange features too - what do you mean by notes?

    As for SMS, I can't imagine why you'd want to do that?
     
  6. WordMasterRice macrumors 6502a

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    I would imagine he probably means notes ;)
     
  7. Bobby.e macrumors 6502

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    The last company I worked for SMS syncing worked on iOS.
     
  8. criscanal thread starter macrumors newbie

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    you know, once somebody gets used to write sms messages directly from outlook and has a complete messaging history (even phone calls are journaled in our exchange enviroment...) they don't want to miss it. most of the guys have an ipad for the cool stuff (cisco anyconnect, filebrowser, quickoffice hd, salesforce, vmware view, and so on)

    should not be to difficult for apple to integrate such simpe features, but as for now even wp7 and icecreamsandwich don't support these....

    it's pretty annoying seeing apple not caring a thing about business needs...

    is there any dev around who tested ios6 already? maybe the features are implemented but not notworthy enough for a keynote ;)

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    do you know if you used a third party app? more infos would be greaty appreciated!
     
  9. Bobby.e macrumors 6502

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    I did use a third party app for my exchange. I wanted it isolated so when I left it would only wipe the sandboxed environment .
     
  10. DeepIn2U macrumors 68040

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    What exchange server are you running?

    Mailbox, calendar, contacts (GAL lookup as well), tasks (Reminders), and Notes is supported. The key about notes is to NIT add a personal email account and the required iCloud account should have notes disabled for this to work.

    File browser app will work as windows explore to workstations/Server file browsing as long as the right AD. Account is used, a VPN client is used off WLAN, and no specific GPO blocks rdp or file sharing in your windows environment. Currently I'm trying to figure out why I can access server files using my admin account and my pc using my regular account will work but for end users I cannot get this to work (PC at ein the same OU, user ID's are not of course).

    Anything else?
     
  11. criscanal thread starter macrumors newbie

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    any chance you remebmber the name of the app?
     
  12. Bobby.e macrumors 6502

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  13. tangfred macrumors member

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    Notes have been supported on iOS for quite some time, but not over the air.
    The only way they will sync is through the iTunes sync process.
     
  14. criscanal thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hopefully activesync support comes with ios6...

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    moxier website does not show sms sync feature, i'll ty to contactvthe folks at moxier. thanks btw!!

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    just finished migration to 2010 sp1. did not manage to get notes in sync though.

    filebrowser works well, but quickoffice on the iphone (on the ipad it works) does not support save back edited docs to filebrowser, thats a bit annoying. didnt find a streamlined solution for : opening a smb-file, edit it and save it back to smb-server.
     

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