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Support for Connecting Smart Phones to the Dentistry Exchange Server


PLEASE SEE OCIS IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS BEFORE RATHER THAN AFTER YOU PURCHASE A PHONE.  

The support staff members in OCIS strive to provide you with seamless connectivity from your smart phone or PDA to the Exchange server to access your e-mail, calendar, contacts, etc.    Therefore we only support “always-on” connections to Exchange from devices which use Microsoft’s Activesync technology, which is a widely-accepted industry standard giving you every possible style of phone from which to choose.  

IF YOU DO NOT NEED A CONSTANT CONNECTION, you can use the link on the School’s WEBMAIL page to Mobile Access for Dentistry Email which is a lightweight e-mail client requiring you to login every time you want to check your e-mail.  (hint: for some devices, choose a font size of 10 to make it large enough on your screen).

NOTE: We are dropping support for IMAP connections from your device to Exchange since they are not secure.  

If you decide you want an “always-on” connection, you will need to agree to our security requirements and sign a document signifying your agreement.  Those features include use of a password and an automatic timeout.   When choosing a phone or PDA for this type of connection, look for “Activesync” support with the following guidelines and qualifications:

 




Last Modified: 08/16/2010