BYOD Basics: Managing Smartphones and Tablets with Exchange ActiveSync

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Fellow Anthony Bartolo from the Canadian IT Pro Connection ( blogged an interesting post about ActiveSync when managing BYOD. The matrix provided in the blog allows us with a single glance to check features among several versions of devices, pretty cool!!

As mentioned in BYOD Basics: Proper Planning and Considerations , “Bring Your Own Device” provides great potential to one’s organization when planned for properly.  Choosing the right tools that meet the requirements of your organization requires proper research to ensure said organization’s mobile worker connectivity goals are achieved without sacrificing security.  This applies to all sizes of organizations.  While larger businesses have specific requirements around smartphone and tablet enablement, smaller to medium size businesses can sometimes get by on the bare essentials.  While there are a barrage of software offerings to manage and control any BYOD deployment, sometimes all an organization needs is the software already deployed in their own infrastructure.

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Written by Anderson Patricio

Anderson Patricio is a Canadian Exchange Server MVP and MCSM (Solutions Master) and he contributes to the Microsoft Community with articles, tutorials, blog posts, forums and book reviews. He is a regular contributor at, and (Portuguese).