With Federated Search Windows 7 can use remote enterprise search solutions such as SharePoint using OpenSearch. This guide shows how to configure this with Active Directory Group Policy Preferences
With recent releases of support for blackberry, outlook, deligation and email retention Google Apps is a viable alternative to Microsofts Exchange Enterprise products
Alongside the release of the V.3 iPhone firmware Apple have also updated their Enterprise Deployment Guide.
I’ve had a few conversations over the past few weeks about managing mobile devices like smartphones and iPhones. Many companies now have a lot of phones and PDA’s being used to access email, calendars and contacts. Now I think this is great news, having consistent access to my calendar and contacts from all my phones is fantastic. From a company perspective though it can pose some challenges.
Over on LinkedIn there’s a Poll asking the question ‘What will be the widestly adopted Enterprise Mobile Device in 2009?’. Although not that scientific (there’s no accounting for whether the respondents are actually in a position to influence the matter) it does pose some interesting questions, for example is the iPhone ready for widespread enterprise adoption?