Synchronization of data in two directions between mobile devices and public folders of Microsoft Exchange Server.
The example given in Synchronize data between mobile devices (iPhone, iPad, Android or Windows Mobile) and Exchange public folders is related to one-way synchronization – from a public contacts folder to the user's personal contacts folder. However, you might need to give the users an opportunity to update the shared contacts database stored in the public folder.
For this you will need to create in CodeTwo Exchange Sync a two-way synchronization between the public folder and users' personal folders. This will mean any change made by any user to their personal folders or via a mobile device (iPhone, Android, etc.) will automatically replicate to the public folder and all the remaining personal folders included in this sync group (Folder ring).
Let's have a practical example:
A Sales Representative is outside the office. CodeTwo Exchange Sync and Active Sync are responsible for updating this employee on any changes to the public folder. But while having a meeting with a client, the employee sees the data in the public folder is obsolete and needs updating. The employee inputs up-to-date information to the smartphone. The phone uploads the data to the personal folder via Active Sync. Once the data is changed in the personal folder, CodeTwo Exchange Sync transmits it to the public folder and selected other users' personal folders that also accept updates.
In this scenario (two-way synchronization) the data in all selected folders within one sync group is always kept in sync.
If there are multiple Sales Representatives in the company and we want only some of them to be able to modify items in the public folder where company contacts database is stored, a two synchronization tasks need to be created in CodeTwo Exchange Sync. The first task will be a one-way synchronization, as described in Synchronize data between mobile devices (iPhone, iPad, Android or Windows Mobile) and Exchange public folders This task will be dedicated to the users whose changes made to the personal folder or in a mobile device will not sync to the public folder. The second task will be a two-way sync, just as it is described in this section. This task will include the personal folders of users, the changes in which must be synced with the public folder hosting the company contacts database.