iPad in the Business – Quick Start Part 1
Getting Started with Active Sync Mail
Many people seem to have issues connecting their iOS device to their company Exchange Server and this article covers the steps for Active Sync configuration as well as a few tips and tricks from someone that worked with a high powered team with various expectations. In this particular case I used an iPad 2 running iOS 6.1.3 against a MS Exchange 2007 SP3 server but the instructions are universal.
Please note that I am not covering Good, Iron Mountain or the providers of the sandpit environments.
Before you proceed, you will need your username and password for the company system, the server and domain details for the connection and been granted access to Active Sync by your System Admin Team. Keep in mind that nuts and bolts are the same but companies often have enrollments to such services. Those in smaller businesses may not have these headaches.
To start, follow the brief steps below.
1. Tap Settings from the Home Screen (silver cogs) > Mail, Contacts and Calendar >Add Account > Microsoft Exchange.
2. Complete the boxes are details in the screenshot below and tap done. Please note that you may not be prompted for all of the information if your company has an auto-discovery configured.
3. Assuming the information is correct, you will then have the option to select which items you wish to synchronize.
Some companies enforce a …