Here’s a very interesting news announcement regarding iPod support for corporate email systems:
"CUPERTINO, Calif. — The iPhone and iPod Touch became a true mobile computing platform today as Apple held an event announcing a software developer’s kit and software store, plus support for Microsoft Exchange e-mail, contacts and calendaring, as well as parental controls for the iPhone coming in a software update in late June.
iPhone goes corporate
Exchange ActiveSync support lets Apple provide "a lot of things that enterprise customers have told us … are really holding [the iPhone] back" from broad deployment, said Apple senior vice president of worldwide product marketing Phil Schiller.
The update will integrate Exchange support into the iPhone’s existing mail, calendar and contacts applications. Along with ‘pushed’ e-mail, calendar and contacts support, the iPhone will now support global address lists and remote wiping of devices by IT departments. During Schiller’s demo, he showed an iPhone supporting meeting requests with locations and lists of attendees. Corporate IT departments will be able to create device profiles and use a special configuration tool to set up devices, he said.
There was no sign of tasks or notes compatibility, and presumably, this will require an Exchange 2003 SP2 or later server.
Both Nike and Disney have been testing the software already, Schiller said.
Microsoft started talking to Apple about Exchange ActiveSync before the launch of the iPhone last year, Microsoft corporate VP Terry Myerson said in an official Q&A on Microsoft’s Web site.
"This is one of those win-win propositions in that it helps us serve iPhone users, and it helps Apple serve the needs of the enterprise," he said."
In coming weeks, Alain Pinel Realtors will introduce additional tools and software applications for Agent productivity. These tools are called SAVI. This is the first in a series of blog posts based on the Frequently Asked Questions for SAVI:
What is SAVI?
SAVI is an integrated workspace for Agent productivity applications featuring a “dashboard” view of all web tools and applications. SAVI is an acronym for “Superior Access Via Intranet”. The SAVI name is being re-introduced at APR and has been previously used for earlier versions of APR technology.
Online access to my.apr.com was restored this afternoon, after emergency maintenance to the ad copy database was completed. Approximately %90 of all listings now include corrected ad copy, open and and virtual tour information. If you are the Listing or Co-Listing agent that does not include ad copy information, please notify the Help Desk via email to: email@example.com
Many of you are aware that we are currently experiencing a problem with advertising information on listings that are within the MLSListings (formerly REIL) territory. This problem is causing saved Ad Copy, Virtual Tour and Open House schedule information to disappear although it was previously entered. We are also experiencing problems with co-listed properties in the same MLSListings territory.
Both of these problems are being worked on by our software developers, and we are anxiously awaiting a comprehensive solution.
In nearly all cases this information can be immediately retrieved and the problem resolved by the APR IT department. If you are experiencing this problem for the first time or an ongoing basis, please contact the Help Desk TEL 800446.9635 or firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Recently several Agents have asked about how to use Estates OnLine for access to differnt MLS organizations throughout the Bay Area.. The ability to use a CMA program to access Agent listing information on a local MLS is based on Agent membership in the MLS as well as the local Data Usage Agreements for that MLS.
In other words: If you want to create a CMA using Agent listing information from a Bay Area MLS, you must currently be a member of that MLS. Because of these contstraints, we cannot freely distribute CMA applications that grant access to non-MLS members.
In the not too distant future, these rules may no longer exist. Thanks to the hard fought efforts of APR company President Larry Knapp, efforts to create a single MLS for all of Northern California are well under way. Details to follow in future postings to this site.