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The Messaging and Security Feature Pack for Windows Mobile 5.0 enables OEMs and Operators to provide a direct push solution to Windows Mobile 5.0-based devices. The Messaging and Security Feature Pack (MSFP) works with Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 SP2.
MSFP is a software upgrade that provides a mobile messaging solution that uses the management benefits of Exchange ActiveSync, which is a part of Exchange Server 2003, and new security policies on the Windows Mobile 5.0-based devices. Exchange Active Sync is an Exchange synchronization protocol that is designed for keeping the Exchange mailbox synchronized with a Windows Mobile 5.0-based device.
MSFP helps Enterprise administrators to better manage devices, and helps businesses improve mobile device security. It also allows the mobile information workers to stay connected to their Microsoft Outlook e-mail, corporate contacts, calendar, and task information.
The following table shows how MSFP benefits businesses.
|Benefit||Feature and Description|
|Enhanced Outlook Mobile experience|| |
|Device Protection||New Security policies enable the Exchange server to protect Windows Mobile 5.0-based devices that are directly synchronized with the server.
Helps prevent unauthorized access to a device by automatically removing device data when the password is entered incorrectly a specified number of times.
Increases security for accessing Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 2 and eliminates the need to store corporate log-in credentials on the device.
Native S/MIME support
Helps protect e-mail content with native support of Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Extension (S/MIME) for signing and encrypting messages with digital certificates.
For more information, see Device Protection with MSFP.
|Cost-effective mobile messaging solution||MSFP helps keep mobile messaging costs low because it allows the use of existing Exchange Server 2003 SP2 investments, which reduces the need for additional third party server product and client access license fees.
The following lists shows the MSFP requirements:
- Upgrade from Exchange Server 2003 to Exchange Server 2003 SP2.
- Direct synchronization with the Exchange Server. PC synchronization is needed only for Certificate-based Authentication, which requires a one-time connection to ActiveSync for certificate deployment and periodic connection at certificate renewal time.
- Users having some type of data connection (GPRS or desktop pass-through using ActiveSync 4.1) in order to use the GAL functionality.
For information about the mobility features built into Exchange Server 2003 SP2, visit the Microsoft Exchange Server web site.
The following list shows additional documents that provide information for MSFP:
- Step-by-Step Guide to Deploying Windows Mobile-based Devices with Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 SP2.
- Mobile Messaging with Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 2 and Windows Mobile 5.0 Messaging and Security Feature Pack.
- Better Together: Windows Mobile 5.0 and Exchange Server 2003.
- Windows Mobile Center on Microsoft Technet contains links to MSFP information.
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