Originally Posted by physguy
These comments always confuse me in that you say you wouldn't sync your iPhone but your Treo syncs automatically? Since the iPhone also syncs automatically when you charge is it the timing? You need that new contact instantly? Or is it that the Treo accesses the data over the web so you don't have them locally?
I understand about the email and the appointments which are time sensitive.
Sure let me try to explain better.
I am a network analyst for two hospitals in the same city. We have a MAN/WAN between both facilites and lots of time sensitive network equipment on each floor. We have software that monitors all the switches and routers and wireless equipment on every floor and between all facilities.
If something goes down, we have fault tolerant systems in place, but I need to know ASAP when a switch goes down. We have monitoring software that alerts me as soon as a system goes down. Otherwise, we might have a meds despensing system not working or a MRI machine not communicating.
Our email system is Exchange 2003 SP2. With this system we can push email to devices instantly that are Exchange Active Sync (EAS) enabled. Also, we can create security policies for those devices. In other words we can say "for every device that trys to connect to our exchange with their AD creditials we can force a security policy to that phone that we can control should it be lost".
With the EAS device (ie my Treo) I get my alerts over air as soon as they appear in my email. I dont have to do anything.
The adding contacts in my outlook and having the show up instantly on my phone is not a must have for my job but its a nice feature.
The iPhone doesn't license EAS yet
Im not usually at my desk anyway