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