Exchange ActiveSync

Microsoft added server-based ActiveSync to Exchange with the release of Exchange 2003 SP2. Exchange 2007 marked a major upgrade for ActiveSync. The version of ActiveSync provided with Exchange 2010 is much less of a change because it’s mostly a case of tweaking existing functionality to improve support for clients. It might be the case that ActiveSync is now “competitive enough,” and Microsoft is concentrating on licensing ActiveSync as widely as possible. Certainly the licensing activity is progressing in leaps and bounds, because all major smartphone vendors now license ActiveSync, including Apple for iPhone and Google for Android-based devices. The attractiveness of ActiveSync is strongly linked to the success of Exchange ...

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