It seems Microsoft has not forgotten about â€œWindows Phone Classicâ€ and has just released an update for Windows Mobile 6.1 allowing its users to take advantage of improvements on Microsoft Exchange 2010.
When Windows Mobile 6.1 phones are connected to an Exchange Server 2010 server, they will automatically be informed that there is an update, which will be installed over their current Outlook Mobile installation.
The update features:
- E-mails grouped by conversation: With your e-mails grouped by conversation, you can quickly see all responses and perform common e-mail actions that apply to the entire conversation, such as deleting, replying, flagging, and moving e-mails.
- Free/busy lookup: Getting in touch with people in your organization is now more effective with calendar availability. Have a quick question that needs to be answered? Quickly check a colleague’s schedule to determine if a face-to-face visit in their office or a phone call is possible, or send them an e-mail if their schedule is booked.
- Sync SMS messages to Exchange: SMS messages now appear inside of Outlook or Outlook Web Access, so you don’t need to pull your phone out of your pocket to read and respond when you’re sitting at your PC. You can even get your SMS text messages if you forgot your phone at home right from within Outlook or Outlook Web Access.
- Enhanced voice mail: Exchange Server 2010 Unified Messaging provides voice mail preview, giving you a text version of your voice mail messages so you can read them without having to call and listen to each.
The software is available in 10 languages at present, with more to come soon. Windows Mobile 6.5 phones do not need the update.
Read more at Technet.com here.