Solved

Sync Activesync fields on IOS that don't sync by default

Posted on 2013-10-22
6
794 Views
Last Modified: 2014-01-17
As per Microsoft, there are several contact fields in Outlook that do NOT sync over to IOS or Android as per this article - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2692134

Here is my problem... for many years my client has been using those fields and now wants to convert to an iphone.  So data in say the ISDN fields does not come over.

My question is is there a way or app to get these fields over to the iphone?  

Thanks!
0
Comment
Question by:btny
  • 3
  • 3
6 Comments
 
LVL 63

Expert Comment

by:Simon Butler (Sembee)
ID: 39591483
That is a limitation of the ActiveSync protocol.
Therefore your only option is to move those fields over to another field that is synchronised.

Simon.
0
 

Author Comment

by:btny
ID: 39591658
Thanks for the answer.

What about this...

Is there a way to RENAME a field in outlook to match a field that activesync DOES sync, but isnt used often?
0
 
LVL 63

Accepted Solution

by:
Simon Butler (Sembee) earned 500 total points
ID: 39591705
No, because the field is within the mailbox and is unique. You would have to move the content in to that field for it to be captured.

Remember ActiveSync works in most languages, so the field cannot be tied to the name of the field, it has to be the underlying "real" name, which doesn't change even if you rename it.

Simon.
0
What Security Threats Are You Missing?

Enhance your security with threat intelligence from the web. Get trending threat insights on hackers, exploits, and suspicious IP addresses delivered to your inbox with our free Cyber Daily.

 

Author Closing Comment

by:btny
ID: 39594188
thanks
0
 

Author Comment

by:btny
ID: 39786127
Follow up, are there any alternatives to Activesync in an Exchange environment to be able to sync more of these contact fields?
0
 
LVL 63

Expert Comment

by:Simon Butler (Sembee)
ID: 39787928
There are no alternatives to ActiveSync period - that is the only option for native sync.
Everything else sits on top of ActiveSync, so are restricted to what it makes available.

The only alternative that would do more is BES for legacy devices (so not Blackberry 10) because that makes MAPI connections. The modern BES 10 MDM uses ActiveSync for the connection to Exchange, so has the same restrictions.
You could look at Good, but I haven't sued that so no idea whether it will or not.

Simon.
0

Featured Post

Why You Should Analyze Threat Actor TTPs

After years of analyzing threat actor behavior, it’s become clear that at any given time there are specific tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) that are particularly prevalent. By analyzing and understanding these TTPs, you can dramatically enhance your security program.

Join & Write a Comment

Suggested Solutions

Disabling the Directory Sync Service Account in Office 365 will stop directory synchronization from working.
Scam emails are a huge burden for many businesses. Spotting one is not always easy. Follow our tips to identify if an email you receive is a scam.
To add imagery to an HTML email signature, you have two options available to you. You can either add a logo/image by embedding it directly into the signature or hosting it externally and linking to it. The vast majority of email clients display l…
In this tutorial you'll learn about bandwidth monitoring with flows and packet sniffing with our network monitoring solution PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg). If you're interested in additional methods for monitoring bandwidt…

708 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

13 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now