After seeing Kevin Tofel’s post about iPXSync offering full Exchange syncing ( calendar, contacts, tasks, and email ) for the iPhone, I quickly headed over there to sign up for the beta. Not 5 minutes later, I heard from some of the folks involved with iPXSync, got to talking with them, and they pointed me to their FAQ section.
Assuming Apple doesn’t come out with an ActiveSync plug-in, this is going to be an exciting development for the iPhone, and will pave the way for business acceptance. I’ll start beta testing this within the next several days, so I’ll let everyone know how it goes.
Here are some highlights from their FAQ:
When will it be available:
iPXSync will be publicly available in early October 2007. We are currently in final beta testing. If you would like to join the free beta, please visit the main website and register.
What is the cost for iPXSync:
iPXSync is a sold as Software as a Service (SaaS), which means there are no large upfront fees, and you can quickly setup an account when you are ready to use it. Final pricing will be available soon, but we will offer accounts starting at under $5.00 a month, with discounts for annual contracts.
Does our Exchange Server have to be modified:
No, as long as you are able to access email via Outlook Web Access (OWA) using an internet browser such as Ineternet Explorer or Firefox, you should be all set. No software or settings need to be adjusted on your Exchange server.
Is iPXSync secure?
Yes. iPXSync uses only secure (SSL) connections and all data is encrypted.