T-Mobile targets SMEs with Microsoft push

T-Mobile UK has introduced Microsoft Push Email on all its Microsoft Windows 5.0 handset devices, including the MDA Pro, MDA Vario and MDA Compact.


T-Mobile UK has introduced Microsoft Push Email on all its Microsoft Windows 5.0 handset devices, including the MDA Pro, MDA Vario and MDA Compact.

The new service will allow businesses such as small- to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to pick up email on the move.

The Microsoft Push Email service from T-Mobile will be available to customers using Microsoft Exchange 2003 Service Pack 2. Users will be alerted automatically for access to incoming email, which will be delivered directly from the customer's Exchange Server as and when they arrive.

The service works over GPRS, 3G and Wi-Fi, and offers Outlook properties including synchronisation of tasks and the ability to search for contacts by using a company's global address list (GAL) over the air. It will also provide a new offline address book format, finer controls for public folders, including better replication and permissions management, safe removal of servers, and folder deletion logging to increase administrative efficiency.

In addition, the service will have centrally controlled password protection; local data wipe to enable SMEs to decide how many incorrect logon attempts are permitted before data is considered to be at risk; remote wipe, to ensure that lost, stolen, or misplaced devices can be reset remotely over the web removing company-sensitive data.

Customers can use T-Mobile's latest tariff, called Web'n'walk Professional, which offers users unlimited browsing on the internet, or any other data tariff to access the Push Email service. Web'n'walk Professional costs £17 per month (+VAT).

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