Thursday, May 1, 2014

Global Address List to iPhone: Search vs. Sync

iPhone Global Address List: Sync vs GAL Search

By Vern Weitzman

There is a compromise when searching the Microsoft Exchange Server Global Address List from an iPhone. If you are a system admin that is on the lookout for ways to optimize the smartphone experience, GAL search maybe a weak link.  Many organizations prefer to sync the Global Address List to Outlook Contacts for each user mailbox. ActiveSync will then cache these GAL contacts to each smartphone. For Office 365 GAL Sync, I suggest you explore CiraSync.

Read this short article  to see if the strategy will benefit your smartphone users.