Chapter 13. Taking the Droid 2 to Work

Your Droid 2 may not wear a pinstriped suit and a rep tie, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be a good corporate citizen. In fact, the Droid 2 can easily hook into enterprise-wide resources like your corporate email account and calendar.

A big reason is the Droid 2’s ability to work with Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync servers. These systems are the backbone of many corporations, and they can automatically and wirelessly keep smartphones updated with email, calendar information, and contacts. So when you’re hundreds or thousands of miles away from the office, you can still be in touch as if you were there in person.

Setting Up Your Droid 2 with Your Company Account

First, let the IT department know that you’d like to use your Droid 2 to work with the company’s network and computers. They’ll set up the network to let your phone connect. Then all you have to do is add the company account to your phone, which works much the same way as adding a new email account.

To get started, in the Application Tray, tap My Accounts. At the bottom of the screen, tap “Add account”, and then select Corporate Sync.

On the screen that appears, enter all the information that your IT folks supplied you—the domain name and user name, password, email address, server, and so on.

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Make sure to enter the information in exactly the same way as the IT staff give it to you, including ...

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