Friday, August 04, 2006

The Virtual Direct Push Setup (VDPS part 3)

The Virtual Direct Push Setup (VDPS part 3)
Please be sure to checkout part 1 & part 2 of the VDPS article also :)

This VDPS article covers functionality of the "Virtual Machine Network Driver" (VMND) and links to really nice external information.

Testing SMS and other phone stuff
You can use the VMND to test different phone features too. You could try to send an SMS message by doing the following on the mobile device:
- "Start" > "Messaging"
- click "Menu" > "Switch Accounts..."
- select "Text Messages" > click New
Send an SMS to phone# 0010001 with some message and click "Send".
Within no time you receive a message from 0010001 with the same message as you sent before.

You can test emergency calls - like: 911
A phone line that is allways Busy: 7272024
A phone line which is never answered: 7272773

More info here: http://blogs.msdn.com/barrybo/archive/2005/09/17/469702.aspx

More information needed!
Download or view this cool video which inspired me to create the VDPS articles:
http://msexchangeteam.com/videos/9/train/entry426996.aspx

Microsofts "Step-by-Step Guide to Deploying Windows Mobile-based Devices with Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 SP2":
Look here

What is next?
Next time I have a hard time sleeping I'll expand the VDPS articles with:
- "Remote Wipe" and the "ActiveSync Web Administration Tool"
- "Device security" settings (in ESM) and how they apply to the device
- Direct Push and encryption using HTTPS (SSL)
- The mentioned features from an ISA 2004/2006 admins point of view

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