Thursday, July 10, 2008

iPhone Utilities for free?

So not only is Lotus giving away mobile utilities, Apple is now doing so as well.
Sadly they made a great effort to show Exchange is workign with the utilities.
While we know IBM had announced Iphone support, it appears now that was more about web browsing than "push" email. Nathan Freeman had a few things to say about this at his blog.

Windows, Mac, and Mac OS X go get them and use them.

The page says:
iPhone Configuration Web Utility lets you easily create, sign and distribute configuration profiles using a web browser.

Configuration profiles are XML files that contain device security policies, VPN configuration information, Wi-Fi settings, APN settings, Exchange account settings, mail settings, and certificates that permit iPhone and iPod touch to work with your enterprise systems.

For instructions on how to use iPhone Configuration Web Utility, see the iPhone and iPod touch Enterprise Deployment Guide, available for downloading at:
http://www.apple.com/support/iphone/enterprise/

The problem is there is no Enterprise guide, no matter how many clicks or links send you in circles. Perhaps a joke to all the Enterprise people to lighten up and see that you don't need a whole infrastrcuture from RIM to support these.

Perhaps my post from yesterday is more knowing than I that it was at the time.