Comments
yourfanat wrote: I am using another tool for Oracle developers - dbForge Studio for Oracle. This IDE has lots of usefull features, among them: oracle designer, code competion and formatter, query builder, debugger, profiler, erxport/import, reports and many others. The latest version supports Oracle 12C. More information here.
Cloud Expo on Google News
SYS-CON.TV
Cloud Expo & Virtualization 2009 East
PLATINUM SPONSORS:
IBM
Smarter Business Solutions Through Dynamic Infrastructure
IBM
Smarter Insights: How the CIO Becomes a Hero Again
Microsoft
Windows Azure
GOLD SPONSORS:
Appsense
Why VDI?
CA
Maximizing the Business Value of Virtualization in Enterprise and Cloud Computing Environments
ExactTarget
Messaging in the Cloud - Email, SMS and Voice
Freedom OSS
Stairway to the Cloud
Sun
Sun's Incubation Platform: Helping Startups Serve the Enterprise
POWER PANELS:
Cloud Computing & Enterprise IT: Cost & Operational Benefits
How and Why is a Flexible IT Infrastructure the Key To the Future?
Click For 2008 West
Event Webcasts
iPhone 2.0 To Support Microsoft Exchange
iPhone 2.0

Apple said today that the iPhone, which faced serious hurdles vaulting into the enterprise, is going to support Exchange 2003 and 2007, Microsoft’s corporate e-mail, contact and calendaring product, a move expected to give the eight-month-old iPhone better purchase in its wrestling match with Nokia and the Blackberry.

It could even help push more Apple computers into the enterprise.

Apple’s worldwide marketing capo Phil Schiller said the iPhone will now work directly with Exchange Server using Microsoft’s ActiveSync protocol, which Apple licensed. So the contacts and all on Exchange will appear – poof! – on the iPhone. Push e-mail. Push calendaring. iPhone will also be compatible with the ActiveX directory. And IT will be able to wipe the iPhone remotely. A big deal to corporates.

Nike has tested it. Ditto Disney, where Apple CEO Steve Jobs is on the board.

The widgetry will be available in the next iPhone software release that Apple said would be out in June.

Besides stuff like global address lists that Exchange provides, iPhone 2.0 will also support Cisco IPsec PVN, which means the enterprise gets encryption, multi-factor authentication, certificates and passwords, identities and enforced security policies.

iPhone 2.0 will provide a configuration utility that sets up a lot of iPhones at once including password policies, VPN settings, e-mail server settings, the lot.

The announcement came as part of the event unveiling the SDK that’s supposed to let third-party developers write native programs for the Mac OS X-based iPhone and sell them through what Apple calls the App Store on a 70%-30% revenue-sharing basis.

App Store is a new application that will let users browse, search, buy and download third-party apps. Enterprise customers will be able to create private pages accessible only to their employees.

Apple says it’ll cover all the credit card, web hosting, infrastructure and DRM costs associated with App Store but it also gets to approve the applications and a sales exclusive.

Software written for the iPhone also works on iPod touch or will with a software update.

The SDK, described as using Apple’s internal APIs and tools, is available now for free. But it, like, the iPhone 2.0 software it come with, is still a beta, Apple said, and so Apple is limiting the number of developers it lets into its new iPhone Developer Program and lets test their code on the iPhone. There’s a Standard Program for $99 a year and an Enterprise Program for $299.

It will start in the US and expand out from there. Apple is accepting applications now from enterprise customers who want to join its private iPhone Enterprise Beta Program (www.apple.com/ophone/enterprise.)

Jobs said iPhone owned 28% of the American smartphone market in the fourth quarter to RIM’s 41%. The iPhone, he said, represents 71% of US mobile Internet use.

There are, it seems, already a thousand app available for the iPhone.

See www.developer.apple.com/iphone/program for the SDK.

About iPhone News Desk
iPhone News Desk monitors the new world of the iPhone to present software developers and IT professionals with immediate updates on related technology advances, software and business trends, new products and standards in the iPhone and i-technology space.

In order to post a comment you need to be registered and logged in.

Register | Sign-in

Reader Feedback: Page 1 of 1

Latest Cloud Developer Stories
When building large, cloud-based applications that operate at a high scale, it’s important to maintain a high availability and resilience to failures. In order to do that, you must be tolerant of failures, even in light of failures in other areas of your application. “Fly two mis...
SAP is the world leader in enterprise applications in terms of software and software-related service revenue. Based on market capitalization, we are the world's third largest independent software manufacturer. Harness the power of your data and accelerate trusted outcome-driven i...
Founded in 2002 and headquartered in Chicago, Nexum® takes a comprehensive approach to security. Nexum approaches business with one simple statement: “Do what’s right for the customer and success will follow.” Nexum helps you mitigate risks, protect your data, increase busines...
The vast majority of businesses now use cloud services, yet many still struggle with realizing the full potential of their IT investments. In particular, small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) lack the internal IT staff and expertise to fully move to and manage workloads in pub...
Despite being the market leader, we recognized the need to transform and reinvent our business at Dynatrace, before someone else disrupted the market. Over the course of three years, we changed everything - our technology, our culture and our brand image. In this session we'll di...
Subscribe to the World's Most Powerful Newsletters
Subscribe to Our Rss Feeds & Get Your SYS-CON News Live!
Click to Add our RSS Feeds to the Service of Your Choice:
Google Reader or Homepage Add to My Yahoo! Subscribe with Bloglines Subscribe in NewsGator Online
myFeedster Add to My AOL Subscribe in Rojo Add 'Hugg' to Newsburst from CNET News.com Kinja Digest View Additional SYS-CON Feeds
Publish Your Article! Please send it to editorial(at)sys-con.com!

Advertise on this site! Contact advertising(at)sys-con.com! 201 802-3021



SYS-CON Featured Whitepapers
Most Read This Week
ADS BY GOOGLE