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    Hi,
    after upgrading to Exchange 2010 users that previously used the OMA with their mobiles (for example Nokia models with basic browsing capabilities) they can no longer use OMA as it does not exist. Are there any alternatives, free or commercials?

    Using the full client does not work for all clients either as they dont seem to have enough advanced java implementations to make it work (for example Nokia E51 smart phone).

    Thanks,
    Nick

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    Re: OMA alternative?

    Have you tried Nokia's "Mail 4 Exchange" app?
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      Re: OMA alternative?

      That solution works for the people that really want to use their device 24/7 as a mail device.
      But the oma was used for the users who had the need to log in to check their mail a bit more sporadic, for example when they temporarily were out of the office. It was so easy not to have to maintain their devices by installing and setting up the M4X but just show them how to log in and then they could use it straight away without any hassle on their browser.
      But I guess we have to install and start admin the M4X for the users that want that ability.
      Thanks!

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      • #4
        Re: OMA alternative?

        Take a look at Lee Derbyshire's solution: http://www.leederbyshire.com/

        That is about the only one I know of.
        Microsoft removed OMA because they want people to use ActiveSync.

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        • #5
          Re: OMA alternative?

          Thanks Simon!
          I will definitely look into that. Just a matter of justifying the investment vs "free" solution with some of the sync clients. But I suspect our IT support for the users will be higher when trying to switch them from oma to a sync solution. Anybody got any first hand experience about that?

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          • #6
            Re: OMA alternative?

            Originally posted by nickv View Post
            Thanks Simon!
            I will definitely look into that. Just a matter of justifying the investment vs "free" solution with some of the sync clients. But I suspect our IT support for the users will be higher when trying to switch them from oma to a sync solution. Anybody got any first hand experience about that?
            Symbian supports Active Sync. You can download it from Nokia's website. Although you may need to check what phones are supported.

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