All about Microsoft : The iPhone will be compatible with Microsoft Exchange, after all

Lot’s of dicussions and speculations about the introduction of the iPhone and its relevance / implications to enterprise usage. According to this article by Mary Jo Foley the iPhone is going to support Microsoft Exchange’s ActiveSync …

… Apple’s iPhone is going to be compatible with Microsoft Exchange Server, after all.

Earlier this month, a number of articles and analyst reports claimed that Apple’s iPhone would not be compatible with Exchange Server, Research in Motion’s Blackberry servers and Motorola’s Good Technology e-mail servers.

While I can’t speak to Apple’s plans regarding Blackberry and Good, my sources are saying Apple can and will make the iPhone compatible with Exchange Server.

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. …

Source : All about Microsoft