A large part of maintaining the peak personal productivity you've achieved is being able to be productive even when you're on the go. More and more, it's not enough simply to have access to your Outlook e-mail messages, calendars, and task list when you're in your office. You also need to be able to deal with these items when you're on the move, whether it's close to home on your daily commute to and from the office or far away on business trips to other cities and countries.
With the large-scale introduction of wireless technology in the form of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, it's now possible to take your Outlook data with you wherever you go, not only on your laptop computer, but also on your Smartphone (a mobile phone equipped with at least Internet and text messaging capabilities, such as the BlackBerry Curve or Palm Treo) or PDA (personal digital assistant such as an HP iPAQ or Palm T/X).
In response to this new reality on the ground — and on the seas and in the air — this chapter covers accessing your Outlook data from your mobile devices and keeping it synchronized, as well as ways you can access your e-mail messages and calendar on the Internet during those times when you can't access these items using the traditional Outlook program.
The good news is that once you get your mobile device (be it a Smartphone or a PDA) configured to accept Outlook data items, synchronizing those items between your mobile device ...