How should a windows mobile phone access sharepoint documents?

What are the general steps involved in setting up Sharepoint workspaces so that users can access these documents with windows phone 7?

Currently I am using Small Business Server 2011, which includes Sharepoint 2010, and I have placed a document in the public folder in "companyweb\shared documents". Now I need to discover how to access that document from the phone. I tried going through using Internet Explorer on the phone, but it doesn't allow me to see the contents of the public folder. Plus, that seems like an awkward way to do it. What's the normal or typical what that mobile phone users would access sharepoint documents?

I am also using Office 2010 on a laptop, and hope to access these documents on the sharepoint.

General steps, or links to tutorials documenting setup, would be sufficient to answer the question. Thanks!
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Cris HannaSr IT Support EngineerCommented:
are you using a public or self signed cert?
You'll need the appropriate cert on the phone.

There's nothing special about accessing companyweb on the phone vs a laptop   (port 987 must be forwarded from the firewall to the server IP)
and log in

You can also access from the RWA home page
JeReLoAuthor Commented:
I'm using a public cert, and I'll install this on the phone.
I'll check on the port forwarding when I get back to the server.
But, I take it you're saying that just placing the files in sharepoint shared directories is all that's needed. I thought there would be some more direct method of accessing the sharepoint shares, rather than using RWA.
Cris HannaSr IT Support EngineerCommented:
You can access them directly from SBS external facing website

Sharepoint does not interact with phones lilke Exchange does using something like activesync  
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JeReLoAuthor Commented:
Ok, I understand what you're asking me to do, but when I do it, it isn't yet working.

On the phone, in office onenote, it has a place to ask to import sharepoint links
When I try it, it says "Sharepoint couldn't connect to the server at"

I have checked that I have an open, redirected port 987, that forwards to the server.
I successfully installed on the phone the certificate that was found in c:\public\public downloads\certificate distribution package.

But still, I can't connect to that address. What do I have to do in Sharepoint to make documents available?
Cris HannaSr IT Support EngineerCommented:
can you access that site with a standard laptop?
How did you install the certificate?  what kind of phone?
JeReLoAuthor Commented:
To install the certificate on my phone I emailed the certificate to my hotmail account, then double clicked the attachment, and it imported. The phone is a samsung focus.

Using the phone, when I access it can connect, and gets sent to
This is the remote access log in screen.

But when I enter the url it fails. I later discovered that if I used then I am sent to companyweb ( So that's progress!

Then I wanted to try connecting to sharepoint from Office on the phone. In office for windows phone, under the sharepoint tab, it says "to begin importing links tap here." I tapped there, and was taken to a page called "Import my site links" with a text block to enter the sharepoint url. I tried using   but when I try it I get "Can't import. Sharepoint couldn't connect to the server at ...

So is this supposed to be a different link? I'm hoping to be able to access word and excel files there, which I created with office 2010. I thought there was supposed to be some built in functionality that prepares sharepoint to be able to access from the phone, but I haven't gotten it working yet.
Cris HannaSr IT Support EngineerCommented:
when it said ti couldn't connect it should then said, try connecting through a browser and asked for user name password and domain
user name is email address with .local instead of .com
network password and leave domain blank
JeReLoAuthor Commented:
sorry for the delayed reply. I used your directions above to try to browse on the phone to . There I entered credentials like you said, but it just kept coming back to the log in screen.

Just for experimentation, I tried using my email with .com rather than local, and then I got to a page!

But then it says "we're having trouble displaying the page".

So, I wonder if I need to configure sharepoint some specific way?

Then I went back to office on the phone, and to the place where I enter the sharepoint file list, and I entered the same sitepages/home address. Then I got a new error:

"Can't open. Sharepoint doesn't support this authentication scheme."

As usual, it tells me to contact me, the administrator. I wish it would have given a word to the authentication scheme that "this" refers to.

Wouldn't it be great if there was a tutorial on setting up sharepoint for phones to access it?
Cris HannaSr IT Support EngineerCommented:
I did find this on Technet and may be some help   Mobile administration (SharePoint Server 2010)

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