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Synchronising data

Discussion in 'Wireless' started by hubby, May 1, 2006.

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  1. hubby

    hubby Banned

    Ok, this one's complicated.

    A colleague of mine is a medical consultant. He has a pda (doesn't everybody) and his secretary has a desktop pc.

    At the moment he can sync his pda directly with the desktop via the cradle. What he wants to be able to do is do it without being near the computer.

    For example:

    He is in, lets say, a meeting when one of his appointments changes. He wants his secretary to be able to change it on his pc, then remotely sync it with his pda.

    So my questions are:

    1. Can this be done?

    2. What additional software/hardware is required?

    3. What will it cost?

    Many Thanks

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  2. d-Faktor
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    d-Faktor R.I.P - gone but never forgotten.

    can't answer all your questions. but if you have a windows mobile pda (and if it's windows mobile 5), and if you have an exchange 2003 sp2 server, you could perhaps take a look at direct push services, which appears to be similar to blackberry technology. a lot of ifs, but it might help.
  3. Sparky
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    Sparky Zettabyte Poster Moderator

    The secretary should be given permissions to the calendar in Outlook so she can make the changes. The med consultant can sync his PDA with ActiveSync if he connects his PDA to his mobile phone (through Bluetooth) to dial the GPRS connection. After that the PDA has to be configured to contact the Exchange Server and then sync changes since the last sync.

    So to break it down:


    2)Exchange Server and a certificate (although there is a way around this) The user should be granted access to mobile services in Active Directory. Furthermore ports have to be opened on the firewall to allow the ActiveSync to pass through. In regard to equipment if the PDA doesn’t have Bluetooth to dial a connection via a mobile phone (also the tariff has to support this) then you could get an XDa from 02.

    3)Depends on what’s in place already.

    Hope this helps. :biggrin
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