Comparison of Exchange ActiveSync clients

Comparison of Exchange ActiveSync clients
Comparison table of Exchange ActiveSync clients14
Company Microsoft Microsoft Microsoft Microsoft Apple Nokia Nokia Google Google Google Notify Corp. Palm MailSite Software Inc.
Product Windows Mobile[1] Windows Mobile[2] Windows Phone[3] Windows Phone[4] iPhone/iPod (iOS)[5] Mail for Exchange(Symbian)[6] Mail for Exchange(Maemo 5) Android Android Android NotifySync [7] WebOS (Pre/Pixi)[8] AstraSync [9]
Version 6.1 6.5 7.0 7.5
Mango
5.0 3.0.50 PR 1.2 2.2, 2.3[10] 3.0, 3.1
Honeycomb
4.0
Ice Cream
Sandwich
4.9.1 1.4.5 4.1
Exchange ActiveSync 2.5 - Exchange Server 2003 SP2
Features:
Direct Push Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Email sync Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Calendar sync Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes9 Yes
Contacts sync Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Tasks Sync Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes No
Remote wipe Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes11 No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sync multiple folders Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
GAL lookup Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes2 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes8 Yes
SSL encrypted transmission Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Exchange ActiveSync 12.0 - Exchange Server 2007
Features:
User started remote wipe (server side) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes11 No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Link Access Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No No No
HTML email Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Server Search Yes Yes No Yes Yes No No No No Yes No No No
Set Out of Facility/Office (OOF) Yes Yes No Yes No Yes No No No No Yes No No
Follow-up flags Yes Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes15 Yes15 Yes15 Yes Yes Yes
Meeting attendee information Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No No No Yes Yes Yes
PIN reset Yes Yes No No No No No No No No Yes No No
AutoDiscover Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Bandwidth reduction Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes19 Yes No
Policies:
Allow attachment download (client side) Yes Yes No No Yes No17 No No No Yes Yes No
Maximum attachment size Yes Yes No No No Yes No No No Yes No No No
Enable password recovery Yes Yes No No No No No No No No Yes No No
Allow simple password Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Password expiration (days) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Enforce password history Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Encrypt storage card Yes Yes No No N/A No No No No No No No No
Exchange ActiveSync 12.1 - Exchange Server 2007 SP1
Features:
Cancel remote wipe (server side) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Remote wipe confirmation N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Default mobile policy (server side) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Bandwidth reductions (compressed/removed headers) Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No No
S/MIME13 Yes Yes No No Yes No No No No No Yes No Yes
Policies:
Disable desktop ActiveSync Yes Yes Yes18 Yes18 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Disable removable storage Yes Yes Yes18 Yes18 N/A N/A N/A No No No No N/A No
Disable camera Yes Yes No No Yes No No No No Yes No No No
Disable SMS text messaging Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No No No
Disable Wi-Fi Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No No No
Disable Bluetooth Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No No No
Disable IrDA Yes Yes Yes18 Yes18 N/A No No No No No No N/A No
Allow internet sharing from device Yes Yes Yes18 Yes18 No No No No No No No No No
Allow desktop sharing from device Yes Yes Yes18 Yes18 No No No No No No No No No
Disable POP3/IMAP4 email Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No No No
Allow consumer email Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No No No
Allow browser Yes Yes No No Yes No No No No No No No No
Allow unsigned applications Yes Yes No No N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Allow unsigned CABs Yes Yes No No N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Application allow list Yes Yes No No N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Application block list Yes Yes No No N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Require signed S/MIME messages Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No No No
Require encrypted S/MIME messages Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No No No
Require signed S/MIME algorithm Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No No No
Require encrypted S/MIME algorithm Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No No No
Allow S/MIME encrypted algorithm negotiation Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No No No
Allow S/MIME SoftCerts Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No No No
Allow device encryption Yes Yes No No Yes16 No No No Yes Yes Yes No No
Require device encryption Yes Yes No No Yes16 No No No Yes Yes ? No No
Minimum number of complex characters Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Configure message formats (HTML or plain text) Yes Yes No No No No No No No No Yes No Yes
Include past email items (Days) Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No No No Yes No Yes
Email body truncation size (KB) Yes Yes No No No Yes No No No No Yes No Yes
HTML email body truncation size (KB) Yes Yes No No No Yes No No No No Yes No Yes
Include past calendar items (Days) Yes Yes No No No Yes No No No No Yes No Yes
Require manual sync while roaming Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes No Yes
Exchange ActiveSync 14.0 - Exchange Server 2010
Features:
Conversation View Yes1 Yes No Yes No12 No No No No No No No No
Move always Yes1 Yes No No No No No No No No No No No
Reply state Yes1 Yes Yes Yes No No No No No Yes No No No
UM card (client side only) Yes1 Yes No No No No No No No No No No No
Free/Busy lookup Yes1 Yes No No No No No No No No No No No
Nickname cache Yes1 Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No
SMS sync Yes1 Yes1 No No No No No Yes20 Yes20 No No No No
Downloadable client Yes1 Yes No No No Yes No No No No Yes No Yes 3
Notes sync No No No No No No No No No No No No No
Policies:
Allow mobile OTA update Yes1 Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Mobile OTA update mode Yes1 Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Exchange ActiveSync 14.1 - Exchange Server 2010 SP1
Features:
Conversation segments Yes1 Yes1 No Yes No No No No No No No No No
GAL Photos Yes1 Yes1 Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No
IRM support Yes1 Yes1 No Yes No No No No No No No No No
Block/Allow/Quarantine List (device info) Yes Yes No Yes No10 No10 No No10 No10 Yes No10 No10 No10
Allow attachment download (server side) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Policies:
Allow IRM over EAS Yes1 Yes1 No Yes No No No No No No No No No
Exchange ActiveSync 14.2 - Exchange Server 2010 SP2
Features:
Policies:

Notes:
1 Requires free Outlook Mobile update
2 Only finds email address, phone numbers, title and company
3 3rd party downloadable client available for purchase for RIM BlackBerry devices
4 Because this is an application, a remote wipe wipes all data in the application but not the entire device
5 S/MIME performance depends on how S/MIME is used[11]
6 Encryption is for the applications memory and not the entire device
7 Policy is available but is client-side only and thus does not respond to server-side policy settings
8 Phone number and email address only
9 can only create personal calendar entry, no meeting requests
10 Info is derived from other info sent from the device as opposed to sent in the protocol
11 E series devices do a full wipe while N series devices only do a wipe of the Exchange data
12 Some devices have a conversation view which is simply grouped by subject and is not the EAS based conversation view feature
13 S/MIME was not included in EAS 12.0 so it was added back at this point (it had been in EAS 2.5)
14 Information in this chart is additive. This means that information that is listed for a later version of Exchange ActiveSync does not list the features of the previous version but the product does include them. Compatibility in an earlier version indicates compatibility in the later version unless otherwise noted.
15 Follow-up flags are implemented as "stars" on the device.
16 Device encryption is only supported on iPhone 3GS hardware and later. These devices are encrypted by default, therefore this setting is only used to check the devices status if the 'Allow non-Provisional Devices' policy is set (and the box unchecked). Once this is configured, earlier devices report back that they do not support device encryption and therefore access to Exchange will be blocked.[12]
17 N900 is a non-provisionable device and does not support any policies. However, attachment downloading is always possible.
18 Device says it respects this policy but no device changes are made.
19 Supports gzip compression.
20 Some native device support with newer 2.3 phones. Also 3rd party Android Apps (ie Touchdown) have added support for SMS Sync.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Understanding Exchange ActiveSync". http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa998357.aspx. Retrieved July 12, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Understanding Exchange ActiveSync". http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa998357.aspx. Retrieved July 12, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Exchange ActiveSync Considerations When Using Windows Phone 7 Clients". http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/exchange-activesync-considerations-when-using-windows-phone-7-clients.aspx. Retrieved December 01, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Exchange ActiveSync Considerations When Using Windows Phone 7 Clients". http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/exchange-activesync-considerations-when-using-windows-phone-7-clients.aspx. Retrieved December 01, 2010. 
  5. ^ "iPhone in Business - Exchange ActiveSync". http://images.apple.com/iphone/business/docs/iPhone_EAS.pdf. Retrieved July 12, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Mail for Exchange for Nokia devices with Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync". http://europe.nokia.com/PRODUCT_METADATA_0/Find_products/Nokia_for_Business/pdf/mail_for_exchange_administrator_guide.pdf. Retrieved July 12, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Features of NotifySync 4.7". http://www.notifycorp.com/products/documentation/NS4%206%20vs%20NS4%207_Comparison.xls. Retrieved July 12, 2010. 
  8. ^ "WebOS Support for Exchange ActiveSync policies and remote wipe". http://kb.palm.com/wps/portal/kb/common/article/58353_en.html. Retrieved July 12, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Exchange ActiveSync For BlackBerry". http://www.astrasync.com/default.aspx. Retrieved July 16, 2010. 
  10. ^ "Exchange and Android 2.2 and 2.3 (PDF)". http://www.google.com/help/hc/pdfs/mobile/ExchangeAndAndroid2.2and2.3-003.pdf. Retrieved March 2, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Receiving signed and/or encrypted emails and attachments with NotifySync". http://support.notifycorp.com/support/index.php?_m=knowledgebase&_a=viewarticle&kbarticleid=1073&nav=0,4. Retrieved July 12, 2010. 
  12. ^ "Device Encryption on Apple iPhones". http://refraction.co.uk/blog/2010/07/20/device-encryption-on-apple-iphones. Retrieved July 20, 2010. 

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