Sync over the Web

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I am planning on purchasing a new HP IPAQ HX2795 (biometric sensor
built in). My work environment is mostly on the road in my car and
in coffee shops. I believe in a tiered approach to my electronic
devices. Most of the time when I am walking around, its only my cell
phone in my pocket which meets some rudimentary needs for browsing
the web and checking e-mail. At times such as waiting in lines at
Costco or the DMV or when I am pulled over in my car, I will grab my
IPAQ to browse the web, check e-mail, view documents, take notes and
connect to the internet through my Verizon phone configured as a
bluetooth modem to access Verizons EVDO network. When I need to do
real work, I will sit somewhere with my laptop.

I don't want the chore of constantly syncing my IPAQ with my laptop,
especially when I prefer to keep my IPAQ in my car and use my laptop
in a coffee shop. Ideally I would like an application or service
that takes all my activesync updates on my laptop destined for my
IPAQ and automatically send them to some exchange server. And then
the next time I access the web with my IPAQ, my IPAQ automatically
downloads these activesync updates, keeping my IPAQ up-to-date. And
of course vica-versa
Is there a service that would perform these functions as described
or is there a way to create such an exchange server on a home
desktop connected to the internet?


Re: Sync over the Web

At 06 Feb 2008 14:59:28 -0800 wrote:

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Not to be a wiseguy, but yes- it's called an Exchange Server!   ;-)

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While you could try to set it up that way, it's cost prohibitive- IIRC, SBS
2k3 (Small Business Server 2003) is the chespest way to buy Exchange, and
it's $300.

However, you can "rent" Exchange- many companies offer "hosted" Exchange
service- 1&,, there's a bunch of them.  1&1 is the
cheapest at $6.99/month.  Anytime your desktop,  laptop, or PPC is online,
it'll update automatically.  You'll even have OWA (Outlook Web Access) that
will let you see your Outlook data in a browser window from any PC on the
planet if you wish.

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