What is Microsoft System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008?

Mobile Device Manager 2008 is a server that provides increased management, access, and security for Windows Mobile 6.5 and Windows Mobile 6.1 phones. It builds on the core set of security and management features in Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1) and complements the deployment, updating, and asset management capabilities of System Center Configuration Manager 2007. Mobile Device Manager helps businesses manage and add Windows phones to their company networks with the same ease of a PC or laptop, easily distribute applications over the air to targeted groups and users within the enterprise, and give users access to behind-the-firewall corporate data through a mobile VPN so that they can be more productive on the go.

What’s new in Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 for Windows phones?

When you sync your employees’ Windows phones with Exchange Server 2010, you get great new business productivity features. Yet you still get Exchange ActiveSync for synchronizing the contacts, calendar, files, and e-mail on a Windows phone with Windows-based computers.

New features in Exchange Server 2010 include:

  • Over-the-air updates of Microsoft Office Outlook Mobile phones speed your mobile deployments.
  • A unified and visual inbox in Office Outlook Mobile now supports voice mail and e-mail preview in text format. You can retrieve voice mail without using a media player, so you never miss a message.
  • Quick access to nicknames helps you compose new e-mail messages faster in Outlook Mobile.
  • Richer collaboration is possible with new SMS Sync, which lets you read and reply to SMS messages in Outlook Mobile and Outlook Web Access. A conversation view groups e-mail threads for easy tracking.