Exchange and outlook.pst in one profile + Activesync
Posted on 2007-11-28
At work, I need to access my Exchange 2007 mailbox AS WELL AS my personal outlook.pst which is Activesync-ed to my Windows Mobile 6 device.
In a nutshell, Exchange wants to deliver my work mail to my local outlook.pst inbox. This isnÃƒÂƒÃ‚Â¢ÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â€ÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â™t so good because I need my mail safely stored and managed on the server so I can access it from OWA.
Alternatively, if I tell outlook that I want my exchange mail on the server, it then sets my work calendar, tasks & contacts as the default, breaking my ability to sync my personal data to my device.
Ideally, I would want to be able to open my personal calendar and work calendar side by side so I could drag important work events onto my personal calendar so it would be available on my portable device.
I tried creating a separate profile where my work exchange is my default inbox/calendar, and then did a file | open and browsed to my outlook.pst.
ThatÃƒÂƒÃ‚Â¢ÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â€ÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â™s fine, but my concern is I donÃƒÂƒÃ‚Â¢ÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â€ÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â™t want to accidentally connect my device when at profile is open because I donÃƒÂƒÃ‚Â¢ÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â€ÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â™t want my work calendar/tasks/contacts to overwrite my personal ones, nor do I want them merged.
IÃƒÂƒÃ‚Â¢ÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â€ÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â™m really in a bind, and would love a magic solution.
Using outlook to access my personal PST and using OWA to access my work stuff is not idea because IÃƒÂƒÃ‚Â¢ÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â€ÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â™d like to use the full blown outlook client.
Am I asking too much?
Thanks in advance for any thoughts,