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Questions about OWA, RWW SBS 2003 server and laptop users getting / sending mail and calendar

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I want to check with the experts here on a new SBS 2003 installation configuration.

I understand  with sbs 2003,   you can RWW back to your desktop from most anywhere in the world and work at your desktop that way.  You can access email through the outlook on your desk and access shared calendars that way also.  or you can use OWA, right?  (you would use OWA for a faster, but different looking interface?)

But what if you have a laptop?  What is the recommended way to deal with Outlook then?  Would you use the outlook that is installed on the PC and what, an OST file?  someone adds something to your calendar in the office.  when / how would you receive it? same for email?

And speaking of email, what issues do you see in this situation:

Currently using an outside mail and web hosting company and using Outlook with PSTs on the laptops, no shared calendars.  at the office, there is cable service (3MB down, 1MB up?) with dynamic IP.

Guys in the field checking mail can ./ can't use outlook to check the external email, right?  If we have POP connector running on the server, having them check mail against that outside server would be confusing?  would we have them pop against our server (using dynamic DNS?)... but smtp against the web hosting company server?

or how would this fit together?  I think RWW and OWA work great if you have a desktop at the office.  BUt if you only have a laptop?

Thank you!
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