I’ve noticed a lot of people are hitting my blog with search terms like SBS2011 iPhone or words to that effect. I got to thinking that maybe some people are not interested in the technical detail in my previous posts about iPhones or iPads, and maybe they just wanted to know how to add their Exchange email to their device.
If you want to know how to configure your iPhone with Office 365 look here.
If you are looking for information on the iPhone Configuration Utility, look here.
If you are looking for information on the iPhone and AutoDiscover, look here.
If you just want me to shut up and tell you what settings you need to make your iDevice work with your new Exchange Server, read on!
Add your email to your iPhone
First from the Home screen, go to Settings.
Then go to Mail, Contacts, Calendars
Choose Add an Account.
Choose Microsoft Exchange
You are then asked for 5 pieces of information.
This is your email address
Your servers internal domain name. For example, ‘sbs.local’ could be your internal domain name. You can just enter ‘sbs’
This is the username you use when you logon to your computer in the office.
The password you use when you logon to your computer in the office.
This is just a memorable name so you can distinguish between multiple email accounts on your device.
Once you have filled out this information, click on Next. Notice the device now says ‘Verifying’
You may be presented with a warning message regarding ‘verification of the server identity’ Click on continue.
for more info on why this happens follow my link above regarding autodiscover.
In most cases you will now see a new box appear, called Server.
This is the public name for your SBS Server.
The default for SBS 2008 and SBS 2011 is ‘remote.company.com’
(where company.com is your email domain)
Type this in and click next. Again the phone will show as Verifying.
The next page will ask if you which items you want to sync to your phone.
Click on Save when you are happy with your selection.
Your items will now start to sync to your phone.
By default the iPhone will only sync the last 3 days of content, so don’t get freaked out if all of your email is ‘missing’.
You can change the behaviour in the settings of the account.
Under, Settings, Mail, Contact, Calendars, find your account by its description. Inside here you can change the sync behaviour.