Synchronising to a PDA - 2007


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Guest

We are using the 2007 suite of Office, including Business Contact Manager.
The main database is set up on the office server, and we have several
salesmen carrying laptops and PDAs when they are out of the office.

We have no problems with the laptops, but now want to look at synchronising
BCM to the PDAs. In particular, the iPac PDA using ActiveSync.

I can't quite believe what I seem to be reading here, so just wanted to
double check by asking the very basic question:

Is this possible?

Thanks.

Sue
 
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Lon Orenstein

Yes, using Pocket Mirror or CompanionLink you can synch BCM contacts to the
Pocket Outlook database on your iPAQ.

HTH,
Lon

___________________________________________________________
Lon Orenstein
pinpointtools, llc
(e-mail address removed)
Author of Outlook 2007 Business Contact Manager For Dummies
Author of the eBook: Moving from ACT! to Business Contact Manager
www.pinpointtools.com
 
G

Guest

Thanks Lon. I'm a bit confused why so many other posts here say it isn't
possible though.

Also, taking it a step further, would it be possible to synchronise just the
business contacts that are 'assigned to' one salesman, so each salesman just
takes away his own contacts?

Thanks again.

Sue
 
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Lon Orenstein

Sue:

I'm not sure about Pocket Mirror, but you can't do that with
CompanionLink...

Lon

___________________________________________________________
Lon Orenstein
pinpointtools, llc
(e-mail address removed)
Author of Outlook 2007 Business Contact Manager For Dummies
Author of the eBook: Moving from ACT! to Business Contact Manager
www.pinpointtools.com
 
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Steve Jensen

Lori, I am not familiar with these programs. Can business contacts be
synchronized with ActiveSync (either desktop or Exchange)?
 
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Lon Orenstein

No, Active Sync and Exchange don't recognize BCM contacts, just Outlook
contacts. That's where these addon products take over and map the BCM
contacts into the contacts database on the handheld AS IF they were Outlook
contacts.

HTH,
Lon

___________________________________________________________
Lon Orenstein
pinpointtools, llc
(e-mail address removed)
Author of Outlook 2007 Business Contact Manager For Dummies
Author of the eBook: Moving from ACT! to Business Contact Manager
www.pinpointtools.com
 
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Steve Jensen

Does this allow Exchange synch (wireless) or does it need a wired desktop sync?
 
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Lon Orenstein

Companionlink has a service to wirelessly synch to handhelds but I'm not
sure if it includes BCM.

Post a suggestion to Microsoft that they integrate BCM contacts into
Exchange -- maybe if we create a groundswell of demand, they'll respond!

Thanks,
Lon

___________________________________________________________
Lon Orenstein
pinpointtools, llc
(e-mail address removed)
Author of Outlook 2007 Business Contact Manager For Dummies
Author of the eBook: Moving from ACT! to Business Contact Manager
www.pinpointtools.com
 
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