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iPhone with Microsoft Exchange Server 2010: Business Integration and Deployment

Steve Goodman

A solution for integrating iPhone and iPad is built into Microsoft’s Exchange Server, and this guide will walk you through successfully deploying it to allow Apple’s devices to be used securely and effectively in your organization.
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Book Details

ISBN 139781849691482
Paperback290 pages

About This Book

  • Learn about Apple's mobile devices and how they work with Exchange Server 2010
  • Plan and deploy a highly available Exchange organization and Office 365 tenant
  • Create and enforce security policies and set up certificate-based authentication
  • Provision and manage Apple mobile devices using Apple and Exchange Server tools
  • A practical guide that covers the basics before gradually introducing complex topics - presenting topics by example.

Who This Book Is For

This book is aimed at system administrators who don't necessarily know about Exchange Server 2010 or ActiveSync-based mobile devices. A basic level of knowledge around Windows Servers is expected, and knowledge of smartphones and email systems in general will make some topics a little easier.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to iPhone with Exchange Server 2010
Overview of Apple iOS device range and features
Overview of Microsoft Exchange Server 2010
Overview of Office 365 and Exchange Online
Overview of Exchange ActiveSync
Overview of provisioning
Chapter 2: Architecture and Implementation Planning
Overview of Exchange Server 2010 roles
Capacity planning for Exchange ActiveSync clients
Chapter 3: Exchange Server Configuration for iOS Connectivity
More about our example environment
Installation of Microsoft Exchange Server 2010
Configuring Microsoft Exchange Server 2010
Testing client connectivity
Chapter 4: Office 365 Configuration for iOS Connectivity
Sign-up process for Office 365
Domain and DNS configuration
Testing and troubleshooting
Connecting an iOS device to Office 365
Chapter 5: Creating and Enforcing Policies
The purpose of Exchange ActiveSync policies
Exchange ActiveSync policies
Creating and managing ActiveSync Mailbox policies
Restricting device types
Chapter 6: Configuring Certificate-based Authentication in Exchange Server 2010
Overview of certificate-based authentication
Considerations for certificate-based authentication
Installation of the certificate authority
Configuration of the certificate authority
Provisioning and publishing user certificates
Configuring Exchange Server 2010 for certificate-based authentication
Chapter 7: Provisioning iOS Client Devices
Overview of device Configuration Profiles
Obtaining and installing the iPhone Configuration Utility
Creating Configuration Profiles for users
Deploying Configuration Profiles to devices using the iPhone Configuration Utility
Creating a generic Configuration Profile
Deploying a generic Configuration Profile from the Exchange Server
Chapter 8: Sharing Mailboxes and Calendars
Overview of shared mailboxes
Challenges associated with shared mailboxes
Creating and connecting users to shared mailboxes
Overview of iCal calendar sharing
Configuring iCal calendar sharing
Sharing iCal calendars
Connecting iOS devices to Shared Calendars
Chapter 9: iOS Client Device Management
Identifying iOS devices in use
Troubleshooting connection problems for iOS devices
Using administrator features for disabling and remote wipe of devices
End-user features for remote wipe of devices

What You Will Learn

  • The roles and features of Exchange Server 2010
  • Capacity planning for an Exchange environment and how to plan a new installation
  • Certificate and namespace requirements for an external facing Exchange organization
  • Install Exchange Server 2010 and build a database availability group
  • Why you should consider Office 365 and what's involved in getting it set up
  • Use policies to control what users can do with iDevices connected to Exchange
  • Why certificate authentication can make your life easier and how to set it up
  • Use Apple's iPhone Configuration Utility to create and deploy configuration profiles to mobile devices
  • What's involved with sharing mailboxes and calendars with Apple devices
  • Troubleshooting and managing devices in use

In Detail

With the recent boom in the smartphone market, users are demanding access to the latest consumer technology in the business, and that means you need to be able to integrate Apple's iPhone and iPad into your business in a way you can manage. Microsoft's Exchange Server provides a solution for integrating iPhone into your business and this book will show you exactly how to implement this solution.

iPhone with Microsoft Exchange Server 2010: Business Integration and Deployment takes you through the basics of Apple mobile devices, and teaches you how to plan a basic, highly available Exchange environment. You will then be taught how to secure your environment, provision and manage iDevices.

Have you been tasked with getting iPhones into the hands of your business executives, and need to ensure they can reliably and securely access corporate email? This book will teach you what you need to know about getting Exchange 2010 set up and then help you deploy iPhones in a secure, manageable way.

Starting with the basics, you'll learn about what Apple mobile devices have to offer and how they have evolved into devices suitable for business use. If you're new to Exchange Server 2010, you'll learn the basics of Microsoft's world leading messaging suite, before learning how to plan, install and configure a highly available Exchange environment. You will also understand how to configure Office 365 and learn how both can be configured to apply policies to iPhone, iPad and the iPod Touch. You'll also learn how to configure advanced features, like certificate authentication, how to create and deploy configuration profiles for devices and how to manage your devices once they are in the hands of your users.

After reading this book, you will be confident about introducing Apple mobile devices into your organization.


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