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By Jason Brooks  |  Posted 2001-07-30 Print this article Print

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Microsofts Mobile Information 2001 Server provides a promising framework for developing mobile applications such as the Outlook Mobile Access application that ships with the product. Although Mobile Information Server does a good job of extending the availability of Exchange data to WAP devices, the limitations of WAP may leave companies looking elsewhere for a mobile messaging solution.

SHORT-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // Mobile Information Server is relatively easy to set up—administrators can quickly give mobile workers access to Exchange data.

LONG-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // Over time, companies that deploy Mobile Information Server will perhaps derive the most dramatic benefits from custom-developed data access applications.

Generates notifications from Exchange mailbox; straightforward setup.

Works only with WAP; Outlook Mobile Access supports only Exchange.

Microsoft Corp., Redmond, Wash.; (800) 426-9400; www.microsoft.com/miserver

As Editor in Chief of eWEEK Labs, Jason Brooks manages the Labs team and is responsible for eWEEK's print edition. Brooks joined eWEEK in 1999, and has covered wireless networking, office productivity suites, mobile devices, Windows, virtualization, and desktops and notebooks. JasonÔÇÖs coverage is currently focused on Linux and Unix operating systems, open-source software and licensing, cloud computing and Software as a Service. Follow Jason on Twitter at jasonbrooks, or reach him by email at jbrooks@eweek.com.

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