iOS 4.2.1 bugs causing Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 issues

As Apple continues to make its case for the iPhone (and iOS) being a better business phone solution, bugs in iOS 4.2.1 are causing problems for people using Microsoft Exchange 2003.

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As Apple continues to make its case for the iPhone (and iOS) being a better business phone solution, bugs in iOS 4.2.1 are causing problems for people using Microsoft Exchange 2003.

The issue arises specifically when using the Calendar App for events. When accepting or creating a calendar event invitation, users find that the invitation e-mail will not send to the intended recipient. TiPb reports that the problem seems to lie with the ActiveSync system on Exchange 2003.

Also problematic is the fact that some calendar events (whether accepted or created), when added to the Calendar App on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch and synced with Exchange 2003, will mysteriously disappear.

You can find your events on OWA (Outlook for the Web) or Outlook. But if you are only using an iOS device, events and invitations could be missed.

Support for Exchange 2003 is rapidly dwindling as forward-thinking businesses are upgrading to Exchange 2007 or 2010. As TiPb contends, relying on a fix for Exchange 2003 issues may not be your best move. More likely, upgrading your Exchange Server is the better choice.

Is your business still using Exchange 2003 with iOS devices? If so, have you seen this issue? Let me know in the comments!

 

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