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Exchange Support in Snow Leopard, Palm Prē, Android and more

by Tim Attwood on September 18, 2009

Over the last few months we’ve seen support for Microsoft Exchange grow further and further, being adopted on more and more smartphones and being extended to new desktop applications. We’ve talked about a few of these new releases on our Blog.

Part of the growth of Exchange support is thanks to an Exchange Server 2007 update, which provides the new Exchange Web Services Edition, which allowed Microsoft to extend Entourage 2008 further.

With the release of OS X Snow Leopard by Apple, they also added Exchange support within Mail, Address Book and iCal by taking advantage of EWS. This allows Mac users to get full email, contact, calendar and even task synchronization from their Hosted Exchange account to the native applications on their Mac. This gives Mac users multiple options for handing their Microsoft Exchange Account.

We’ve also seen the launch of a number of new Google Android devices in North America and Europe. The HTC Android devices in particular include support for Exchange ActiveSync. Even better, they can AutoDiscover your account settings, making it easy to get set up in mere seconds.

The Palm Pre was also launched and also comes with support for Exchange. And even though it doesn’t use AutoDiscover, is also fairly easy to get set up.

There are also tons of other new devices to look forward to, including new Android devices such as the LG Etna and the next generation of Windows Mobile 6.5 devices, including the HTC Touch 2.

How far will the Exchange revolution extend? And what new devices are you looking forward to? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments.

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Edy October 15, 2009 at 11:37 AM

Thanks very much Tim, for all your effort to help us with this task.

HadaDat March 17, 2010 at 7:37 PM

The ActiveSync function is friggin’ awesome!

InfoJunkie March 18, 2010 at 8:34 PM

What’s the latest Palm Pre model?

Iluvenewtoys April 22, 2010 at 10:55 PM

Exchange support has definitely helped me out.

PotsNPans January 27, 2011 at 11:11 AM

Me too. I’d definitely be lost without Exchange support on my iPhone.

WrigleyF February 28, 2011 at 11:44 AM

I think the Exchange revolution will continue to spread, slowly perhaps but surely.

Rusher July 19, 2011 at 9:02 AM

I agree with HadaDat, and I think AutoDiscover is just as friggin’ awesome as the ActiveSync feature.

OhDonna August 26, 2011 at 7:32 AM

HTC’s support for Exchange represents an interesting example of Google-Microsoft collaboration.

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