Exchange Server and the iPhone: What you need to know

Is the iPhone the best mobile device for an Exchange organization? The decision is ultimately up to you, but our tutorial is a good place to start.

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Are you interested in integrating iPhone and Exchange Server? We have a tutorial for that.

The iPhone was designed for consumers, not enterprises. That hasn’t stopped Exchange admins and users from adopting iPhone for business use. While you can access Exchange on the iPhone in several ways -- and connecting the two is relatively straightforward – properly configuring them can prove challenging.  

We’ll begin by explaining how to import a certificate authority (CA) to make sure SLL encryption is working. The second lesson shows why it’s important to test your setup on a mobile emulator before connecting an iPhone to Exchange. Our final tip demonstrates how easy it is to connect an iPhone to both OWA 2007 and OWA 2010 and which one gives you the full OWA experience.

iPhone 101:
Configuring CA certificates for iPhone and Exchange Server 2007

iPhone 201:
Test your iPhone setup before connecting to Exchange with ActiveSync

iPhone 301:
How to connect an iPhone to OWA


Brien M. Posey, MCSE, is a Microsoft MVP for his work with Windows 2000 Server, Exchange Server and IIS. He has served as CIO for a nationwide chain of hospitals and was once in charge of IT security for Fort Knox. For more information, visit


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