“Apple’s iPhone is going to be compatible with Microsoft Exchange Server, after all,” Mary Jo Foley, yes, that Mary Jo Foley blogs for ZDNet.
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“My sources are saying Apple can and will make the iPhone compatible with Exchange Server,” Foley reports.
“Here’s what I’m hearing: Apple will announce this week — possibly as soon as June 27 — that it has licensed the Exchange ActiveSync licensing protocol. Via the licensing arrangement, Apple iPhone users will be able to connect to Exchange Server and make use of its wireless messaging and synchronization capabilities,” Foley reports.
“Microsoft currently makes the ActiveSync protocol available to interested parties via a pre-established licensing agreement,” Foley reports. “A number of phone vendors, including Nokia, Palm, Motorola and Sony Ericsson, already offer devices that sync with Exchange using ActiveSync.”
More in the full article here.
[UPDATED: 8:28pm EDT: This article was originally posted at 3:45pm EDT, but, er… duh, not made “live” to any section on the site.]