Saturday, July 26, 2008


A quick review of what you can not do with the new iPhone sync's with Outlook email...

  1. Cannot mark as unread after opening
  2. Cannot collapse the folders. Therefore, all folders in the exchange account mailbox show up except Calendar, Contacts and Tasks
  3. Cannot search or sort the inbox
  4. Cannot delete series of emails, have to delete one at a time

A few positive notes on the topic...

  1. Emails look more formatted or wysiwyg even with exchange 2003 as the back end
  2. Push work great
  3. To conserve battery you can set iphone to “fetch” at 15 min, 30 min, 60 min or manually

Thursday, July 24, 2008


Since the iPhone is primarily a consumer product and most consumers do not schedule extensive ‘meetings’, it appears that the meeting features are non-existent on the iPhone calendar.

1. Appointment category colors are not included with the iPhone calendar.

2. Appointment busy, out of office, free, tentative color indicators are also not available in the iPhone. The appointment is same color on the iPhone regardless of any changes to appointment.

3. Appointment indicator for repeat appointment is not available on the iPhone. If you edit an appointment on the iPhone you can see repeat.

4. Appointment indicator for meetings with attendees does not show up on the iPhone.

5. Cannot create a meeting request (inviting others) on the iPhone.

6. The first created appointment with a note does sync with Outlook. Although adding notes in an appointment on the iPhone does not sync to outlook and if notes are edited on Outlook it will overwrite the notes on the iPhone.

7. A appointment created on the iPhone which overlays an existing appointment does not sync to Outlook.

The notes issue with the calendar is a major concern for me (additional edits of notes in a iPhone appointment do not show up on Outlook). I enter my billable information via my handheld and ‘expect’ it to update my Outlook where I then print out to bill from.

Update: Have had several people refer me to the following link:


Nope, iPhone does not sync Outlook/Exchange tasks.



iPhone does not sync Outlook/Exchange Notes over the air or via usb.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


These were our first observations/thoughts after having the iPhone for about an hour.


a. iPhone 193 kbit/sec

b. Xv6700 164 kbit/sec

2. Nice 3.5 inch screen

3. Exchange

a. 12:12 click exchange email setup on iPhone

b. 12:18 data entered (have to get used to the keyboard)

c. 12:22 iPhone sync’d calendar, contacts and email

d. Where it shows domain\user, had to enter just user name

e. Did warn about certificate with a accept option.

4. GPS is cool

5. Web browser more cool

6. No flash for camera

7. Screen shows finger prints

8. Olga’s in Woodland Mall ... one bar on my Verizon phone and two bars on AT&T phone.