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    I have a dilema, my office uses outlook 2000 because of its ability to have company contacts and sync them to a PDA (using third party software). Is this by any chance built into Office 2003? The PDA that is necessary (if one is avaliable) does not make a difference we are buying new PDAs when we upgrade our Outlook. Also a PDA phone would be our preffered device?

    This is a big functionality issue for us, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Also does Outlook 2003 support any kind of shared company contacts as well as shared calendars? This information would be greatly appreciated. My research has not come up with a difinitive answer.

    Thank you for your support.

    John

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    Re: Outlook 2003 Company Contacts Compatability

    Outlook supports shared folders with Exchange back end (there are 3rd party alternatives but Exchange is the best solution).

    As far as accessing them from mobile devices goes, it is possible via http from exchange. You should probably talk to your current software provider as I would be very surprised if there is no update for Office 2003.

    Tom
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    • #3
      Re: Outlook 2003 Company Contacts Compatability

      Exchange is very expensive...we have a small six man engineering firm. We don't want the responsibility of running an exchange server on site since the closest thing we have to an IT department is me.

      John

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      • #4
        Re: Outlook 2003 Company Contacts Compatability

        I know that there is a product called "Microsoft Active Sync" but I have no idea how to get it, or what it comes bundled with.


        Tom
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        • #5
          Re: Outlook 2003 Company Contacts Compatability

          Originally posted by Stonelaughter View Post
          I know that there is a product called "Microsoft Active Sync" but I have no idea how to get it, or what it comes bundled with.
          Active Sync is free (bundled with Windows PDAs) but it is limited in what it will sync with outlook/exchange
          Tom Jones
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            Re: Outlook 2003 Company Contacts Compatability

            Active Sync 4.2. http://www.microsoft.com/windowsmobi...ivesync42.mspx
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            • #7
              Re: Outlook 2003 Company Contacts Compatability

              there is Business Contact Manager that allows you to share contacts between office 2003 users (only). The shared calender is something I am still looking for, I imagine its the next feature coming (please......)

              Almost all PDA's (Palm, Windows mobile, Blackberry) come with some sort of syncing with outlook, though outside of exchange it is on a one on one basis. (one outlook to one PDA). I have not yet tried it with BCM yet, if you do please share.
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              • #8
                Re: Outlook 2003 Company Contacts Compatability

                Originally posted by noochstyle View Post
                Exchange is very expensive...we have a small six man engineering firm. We don't want the responsibility of running an exchange server on site since the closest thing we have to an IT department is me.

                John
                Missed this first time through, but Small Business Server 2003 is an extremely cost effective way to have Exchange, ISA, SQL, etc. Getting Exchange this way is NOT espensive.
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