Windows Mobile™ 2003 Software for Pocket pcs Reviewers Guide
creating an IMAP4 account, change the service type. Tap on Next. The mail server fields are already filled in for you. You’re done, so tap on Finish. (If you want to adjust the advanced e-mail settings, such as how often to check for mail or whether the inbox should download headers only or the full message, tap on Options.)
Corporate E-Mail — Server ActiveSync
Windows Mobile 2003 with integrated voice and data capabilities supports personal (POP3) and corporate e-mail (IMAP4) out of the box. For a more complete corporate mail solution, Microsoft offers Microsoft Exchange Server 2003, which extends Exchange e-mail across wireless networks and, with Server ActiveSync technology, provides over-the-air synchronization of Contacts, Calendar and Inbox to Windows Mobile 2003-based devices. Where available, this can be done through high-speed, packet-based data services. There are various e-mail redirector solutions offered by some of Microsoft’s industry partners, including Infowave Software Inc., Smartner Information Systems Ltd., Spontaneous Technology and Visto Corp.
The primary purpose of Connection Manager is to centralize and automate the establishment and management of various kinds of network connections. Connection Manager can handle different types of connections including Wi-Fi connections, PPP (RAS) connections, Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP) connections and NDIS adapters. It can also configure proxy server settings in applications that are capable of using them.
Connection Manager works by abstracting all connection knowledge from the applications themselves. It also auto-disconnects networks when they are idle for a specified time. This frees applications from having to deal with these low-level connection issues.
Though there isn’t time or sufficient space here to walk through all the possible connection scenarios that Connection Manager can handle, the next steps will show you each of the settings options available to Pocket PC users.
Under the Advanced option, leave the default options for each tab (including General, Port Settings, TCP/IP and Servers) and then tap on Finish.
Inbox Integration With SMS
SMS messages live in a dedicated folder accessed through the drop-down menu in the upper left-hand corner of the Inbox’s list view. Let’s send an SMS message:
Received SMS messages are treated exactly like incoming e-mail messages. A notification will pop up and be added to the Notification Well. The Inbox on the Today screen will display a separate count for unread SMS messages. Tap on either notification, and the full message will be displayed.
ou’ve already learned that call notes can be accessed from the call log. Call notes are also integrated into the Notes application. A new folder titled Calls will be created when the first in-call note is made. You can now create a call note.
This guide has given you a quick look at some of the many enhancements and capabilities of a Pocket PC with integrated and voice capabilities running Windows Mobile 2003 software. We’ve also highlighted how telephony has been integrated into existing Pocket PC applications, including Contacts, Inbox and Notes. Not only is a Windows Mobile-based Pocket PC an excellent PDA, it is a compelling phone. Pocket PCs running Windows Mobile 2003 will become an indispensable mobile device for any mobile professional, but it’s also optimized for enterprise connectivity with VPN capabilities, Server ActiveSync and Terminal Services. Windows Mobile-based Pocket PCs provide users with the most integrated phone and PDA experience on the market, and the difference is intelligent software.
This guide has given you a quick look at some of the many enhancements for Windows Mobile 2003 software for Pocket PCs. Windows Mobile 2003 helps keep you wirelessly connected, organizes your daily schedule, and serves as a multimedia device that allows you to listen to music and read eBooks.
With Windows Mobile 2003 software for Pocket PCs, Microsoft continues its tradition of providing leading technology and innovative and easy-to-use software platforms for the mobile professional. Microsoft is proud of the enhancements in Windows Mobile 2003, notably wireless connectivity, improved messaging, and the creation of a fertile platform for developers to build upon, and hopes you enjoy your experience with Windows Mobile 2003.