Sunday, March 20, 2005

Wap is dead, Long live Wap (OMA)

Contrary to popular belief WAP is not completly useless. You might remember a couple of years ago there was a lot of hype about accessing the internet using a subset of HTML for mobile devices namely Wireless Access protocol.

Unfortunately the reality never lived up to the hype and WAP was really outshone by it's less hyped sibling SMS.

However thanks to the built in mobility features in Exchange 2003 Standard Edition included in SBS we can use Outlook Mobile Access (OMA) to access your inbox, caledar and even your contacts when you are on the move even if you don't have anything fancier than last year's mobile phone.

Smartphone not required, as long as your mobile supports WAP then you are in business, configuring OMA is straightforward and will allow all employees quick access to their mailboxes whether they are on site or in the car.


Take a look at this really good article from Daniel Petri (MCSE) http://www.petri.co.il/configure_oma.htm

Hope everyone had a great Paddy's weekend

1 Comments:

At 12:29 AM, Anonymous Ronan Mc Namara said...

Hello Mark,

Well done on setting up your blog "living with an SBS Obsession". I believe that it will be of great use to all of us out here in cyberland to help identify and share more benefits and questions that we may have for you on SBS etc. I would like to ask this question.... Could you name 10 best practices for Maintenance of SBS2003 which could be carried out including remote access and methods of informing the customer/IT representative on site of helping this to be best achieved.

Thanks Mark, Ronan. SBS Apprentice !!!

 

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