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Galaxy S II: The Missing Manual by Preston Gralla

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Chapter 13. Taking the Galaxy S II to Work

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YOUR SAMSUNG GALAXY S II 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 Galaxy S II can easily hook into enterprise-wide resources like your corporate email account and calendar.

A big reason is the Galaxy S II’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 Galaxy S II with Your Company Account

FIRST, LET THE IT department know that you’d like to use your Galaxy S II 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, on the Home Screen or in the Application Menu, tap the Email icon. You’ll come to the same screen that you normally use when setting up an email account. (See Advanced Gmail Searching for details.) Type in your email address and password, and then tap “Manual setup” at the bottom of the screen. On the screen that appears, tap “Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync.” ...

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