Vodafone and Microsoft Collaborate to Deliver E-Mail Solution for Business
Posted on 13-Feb-2006 12:56
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Vodafone and Microsoft Corp. have announced the European launch of Windows Mobile Email from Vodafone. This solution is based on Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 and incorporates the Messaging and Security Feature Pack (MSFP), which includes Direct Push technology and enhanced security features.
From March 2006, Vodafone will deploy a range of Windows Mobile 5.0-powered devices with Direct Push Technology to corporate and small and medium-sized business (SMB) customers in France, Germany and the U.K. The service will also be available to corporate and SMB customers in other countries during 2006.
Windows Mobile Email from Vodafone enables customers to enjoy a Direct Push e-mail service on the move. E-mails and tasks are synchronized directly from Outlook, and Microsoft Office Excel Mobile and Word Mobile attachments can be viewed, edited and returned.
The platform easily integrates with customers’ Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 software, making Windows Mobile Email a highly cost-effective, scalable and security-enhanced way to deliver the benefits of e-mail on the move without the need for investment in additional servers or hardware.
“We are delighted to be working with Vodafone to deliver a mobile messaging solution for a diverse range of business customers,” said Pieter Knook, senior vice president, Mobile and Embedded Devices Division and Communications Sector, Microsoft Corp. “It’s an exciting time for companies that are now realizing the true business potential of mobile solutions for both the business and for their employees. Our combined teams are focused on delivering the most compelling and innovative mobile solutions to meet these customer