Announcing Exchange ActiveSync version 16.1

We are excited to announce enhancements to Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) in Office 365 and a future cumulative update to Exchange Server 2016 that will soon be available to Exchange ActiveSync clients. We are introducing version 16.1 of the EAS protocol, which contains three new major capabilities: Improved Keyword Search – Get quicker, more relevant results…

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Announcing Exchange ActiveSync v16

One advantage of having your mailbox in Office 365 is that we usually deploy our innovations there first. We’re making enhancements to Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) in Office 365 that will soon be available to Exchange ActiveSync applications. Update: Exchange ActiveSync v16 will also be included in on-premise installations of Exchange Server 2016. Updated EAS, which…


Provisioning, Policies, Remote Wipe, and ABQ in Exchange ActiveSync

This post is part of an ongoing series that covers Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync for developers. Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync policies are the primary tool by which IT administrators can manage devices that connect to Microsoft Exchange mailboxes. Administrators can create policy settings to manage security settings such as PIN length, data encryption, and so on. Policies…


Working with meeting responses in Exchange ActiveSync

This post is part of an ongoing series that covers Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync for developers. This post applies to Exchange ActiveSync protocol version 14.1. Where applicable, differences between protocol versions are noted. The ability to respond to meeting requests is an important aspect of collaboration and communication for Microsoft Exchange users. Responses to meeting requests…


Working with meeting requests in Exchange ActiveSync

This post is part of an ongoing series that covers Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync for developers.  In this post, we are using Exchange ActiveSync protocol version 14.1. Where applicable, we note differences between protocol versions. Meeting requests are important for information workers who use Microsoft Exchange. Meeting requests inform attendees of a meeting, automatically book meeting…


Autodiscover for Exchange ActiveSync developers

This post is part of an ongoing series that covers Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync for developers. Autodiscover is a process by which a Microsoft Exchange Server client can determine the URL of the Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync endpoint by using only a mailbox SMTP address and user credentials. During the Autodiscover process, the client uses the mailbox…