Push Email – There are no delays

I'm currently receiving lots of email generated mainly by some sites claiming that there are delays in our Push Email solution.

This is total nonsense - there are no delays.

AKU 2.0 has already been provided to device manufacturers and already the first device has appeared containing AKU 2.0.  Unfortunatley it isn't in Europe but in Taiwan http://blogs.msdn.com/jasonlan/archive/2005/12/19/505653.aspx 

Other manufacturers are working on releasing updates and new devices containing AKU 2.0 and they will be available shortly.

The dates when they are available are defined by the OEMs and are dependant on integration and network testing efforts.

For those of you not familiar with Windows Mobile business model - unlike Windows Desktop.   We have an OEM business model.  We create the underlying operating system and then device manufacturers integrate their drivers and then test it on Mobile Operator networks.

Typically when we provide updates to our mobile platform in can take anywhere between 3-6 months for devices to appear on the market once the network testing and integration has been performed.

This is nothing new and is true of every Windows Mobile release.   For example Windows Mobile 5.0 - which we released to Device Makers in April and announced in May.  Devices started appearing in the August timeframe. (3 months later)

Hope that helps clarify the confusion that these sites are creating.

Comments (10)
  1. Amjad says:

    DO you have any leads / contact numbers so that we can chase the OEMS and ask them when the release will happen?

  2. MSDNArchive says:

    Amjad – you need to talk with your OEM that you are working with to understand when they plan to release it. Don’t worry I’ll be posting it here too 🙂

  3. Guy Gregory says:

    Hi Jason,

    Last month I attended one of your excellent Exchange Unplugged events. Your piece on push e-mail inspired me to shell out for an M5000 and upgrade our Exchange Server to SP2.

    Having done this (with hours of fun with our SBS self-signed cert), I managed to get Exchange ActiveSync working. I’m slightly confused, however, with the AUTD implementation – I wonder if you can shed some light.

    All the options for AUTD seem to be using the older SMS version, not the version with a permanent data connection. Did I install an old version of SP2? is there an update to AUTD I can install, or am I missing something here…

    Thanks again for the highly enjoyable (and brave) live demo of the push e-mail at Exchange Unplugged – I really found Eileen and your segments very informative and entertaining.

  4. Guy Gregory says:

    I think I may have found the answer to my question on your blog. Looks like I need the MSFP pack – I shall try to remain patient and wait for Orange to release the update (soon I hope!).



  5. Nino.Mobile says:

    Wow.. what a week.  Now that Code Camp is over, I can de-stress a bit (but not much – heh) as I’ve got…

  6. eufreka says:

    Yep, there are no delays. Nothing to see here…

    Everything is right on schedule. Microsoft *has* released the aku 2/MSFP to the carriers. It is the carriers fault.

    There are no delays…

  7. Skillie says:

    No Delays… From the inventor of "Microsoft Minutes TM" Mmmmmmmm….

    What about Bluetooth Mouse HID??

  8. buzz1317 says:

    Its like a double end around flea flicker pass.  Who has the ball?  Who’s on first?  And this OS wants to compete in the Corporate world with Push email?  They are years behind the berry people!

    Wish it was not so but hey it is what it is!

  9. Jason Langridge’s WebLog – MR Mobile! : Push Email – There are no delays Mr. Mobile, Jason Langridge, blogged recently about the reported "delays" to market of Windows Mobile 5 push email solutions that work with Exchange Server 2003. His..

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