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Android Settings for Microsoft Exchange Server

February 21st, 2013

Setting up an Exchange account on an Android device



Setting up a Microsoft Exchange email account on an Android device is a very easy task, and as long as you have a couple of details to hand, can be done in a about a minute.


To set up the Exchange account, you firstly need to go into the Android’s main settings menu. This should look something along the lines of what is shown below. You need to find the “Accounts” section of the settings list.

Android Exchange Settings

When you’ve found this, you need to tap on “Add account” and choose “Microsoft Exchange Activesync” from the following list that is shown.

Android for Exchange Settings

The following screen of the Microsoft Exchange email setup will ask you for your Exchange email address and password that you would normally use with your computer. Enter these, and then tap on the button down the bottom that says “Manual setup”

Android Exchange Settings

This will provide you with the following screen asking for a few more details for the Microsoft Exchange email account.

“Domain\User name” is the field in which you need to enter your exactly what it asks, the domain you are trying to log into, and your user name. This is followed by your normal password in the next box down.

The “Exchange Server” box is the server that your Android device will try and log into to collect you emails. This for example could be along the lines of “remote.test.co.uk”

After the details are all filled in, tap on “Next” to proceed with the setup of the Microsoft Exchange account.


The Android device should then proceed to connect to the server and test the connection to the Microsoft Exchange email account and the server.

If it is successful, then the following options should be presented to you. These fields are filled in with the defaults, but can be changed by simply tapping on one and modifying the selection.

This should conclude the setup of the Microsoft Exchange email account. Your emails should automatically be synced with the Android device. To access your emails, simply go into your main applications menu and click on the “Email” app.

Century IT Services are based in Totton, Southampton. Hampshire and can help you with the installation or on going I.T support of your computer, server and network. We offer a broad range of I.T services covering, internet, email, anti-spam, anti-virus solutions, we are experts in virtually anything Microsoft Server based and have extensive troubleshooting skills.


If you have an ever growing list of I.T niggles or need a server, or network installed, you have come to the right place. You can contact us on Tel. 023 80 070101 or email us at sales@century-it.co.uk for a confidential, no obligation discussion of your requirements.


Apple IPhone only Syncs 3 Days of Exchange Emails

August 4th, 2010

By default, the Apple IPhone only ‘syncs’ the last 3 days of emails – this is the default settingMicrosoft Small Business Specialist

If you are finding your Apple IPhone only ‘syncs’  the last 3 days of your Microsoft Exchange email, you can change the setting on the IPhone.

 Go into:- Settings,  Mail, Contacts, Calendars, Choose Microsoft Exchange

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Apple IPhone Internet Tethering

May 18th, 2010


Were you aware that you can use your laptop almost ANYWHERE?


Just by ‘tethering’ your Apple IPhone to your laptop and using the 3G mobile internet connection built into the IPhone, you can surf the internet, use Outlook, check your email, connect to your company’s CRM systems, use the company’s accounts system and generally work remotely as though you were in the office?


The Apple IPhone support a technology called ‘tethering’ and using this technology you can use the internet almost anywhere you have a mobile phone signal. This is ideal for the following mobile computing users:-


  • Remote or Mobile Sales Person
  • Director wanting a remote access facility
  • Key personel who are on holiday or need mobile access
  • Company owner
  • Or as a mobile computing system for a whole sales force


Firstly make sure are running the latest version of ITunes and your Apple IPhone is running the latest version of the Apple IOS, if not, update as necessary.


You can operate the ‘tethering’ link either by plugging in your IPhone into the laptop via the supplied Apple USB cable or via a Bluetooth connection if you laptop has one inbuilt.


Step 1
On your IPhone go into the Settings menu and then General
Choose Network and then select Internet Tethering  Choose Network Settings
 Internet Tethering Selection Select Internet Tethering
Change the Internet Tethering option from Off (default) to on.  Internet Tethering On

Once the Internet Tethering Option is turned on, a new network connection will appear in the Network Control panel on your Microsoft Windows laptop.





Job done – you should now be able to surf from anywhere!


Century IT Services recommends you check with your mobile phone provider to ensure that ‘Internet Tethering’ is available for your mobile phone tarrif and you understand if there are any additional charges applicable. Make sure Internet Tethering is turned off after use to avoid any unecessary data charges.

Remember – Your Internet connection speed is wholly dependant upon your mobile phone signal. To achieve the best Internet browsing experience, Century IT Services recommends you use Internet Tethering in a mobile 3G enabled area.

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How to make an Apple IPhone connect to Microsoft Exchange Server

March 10th, 2010

Microsoft Small Business Specialist

How to make an Apple IPhone connect to Microsoft Exchange Server




Apple IPhone - Microsoft exchange

Apple IPhone - Exchange Settings













 Apple IPhone - Microsoft Exchange - Sync Days

Make sure the Mail, Contacts and Calendars are set to ON to ensure that your Apple IPhone ‘syncs’ your Mail, Contacts and Calendar from your Microsoft Exchange Server.

 Once the connectivty is there between your Apple IPhone and the Microsoft Exchange Server, you should be able to:-

  • Sync Email
  • Send New Email, Reply & Forward Email
  • Add Contacts to your Outlook and they appear on your IPhone
  • Add Calendar Entries to Outlook and they appear on your IPhone and vice Versa
  • Make and Recieve Meeting Requests via your IPhone







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Smart Phone a Smart Move?

July 10th, 2009

www worldwide webSmart Phone a Smart Move?

In this article we will discuss the details of the so called  Smart Phones available today, what they offer and how they offer it. There are a maze of different makes and models , various fruits and initialed manufactures all peddling their new phones as a smart phone.


Of course the first what is a Smart Phone? Well the answer to that is there is not a standard definition, and no standards have been agreed between phone manufacturers. It is generally accepted that a smart phone is a unit that has an built in Operating System that provides access to e-mail, scheduling, Internet and perhaps a e-reader facility, as well as make standard calls and send text of course. Many manufacturers include far more than these ‘standard’ features, such as music and video play back, they can also support third party applications further extending the functionality. So a modern Smart phone is really a mini computer capable of much of the functionality of your laptop or PC.


We have mentioned the words modern, and latest but when did the smart phone revolution start? The answer, surprisingly is 1992 when IBM co-developed a product that had all the above basic features defining it as a Smart Pone, and it also included a touch screen which enabled the display to also be used to control the device and input text. This was the start of the Smart Phone’s development and they have  gone from strength to strength now with all the big manufacturers of mobile phones now offering them; Nokia, Blackberry, HTC, Apple. These companies are adding more and more features to lure customers into buying their products, but the basic features at define them as a Smart Phone thare still there.


Operating Systems or OS’s are the software brain of a Smart Phone, and just like Windows or Linux on office computers, the OS creates the user experience and enables the hardware to provide the features in the phone to the user. The main OS’s that run on the Smart Phones of today are; Symbian OS (47.1% of market share), RIM Blackberry (19.5%), Windows Mobile (12.4%), iPhone OS (10.4%), and Linux (8.4%).


These OS’s are a mixed bag to say the least some like RIM and iPhone OS are written by the hardware manufacturer, while others like Symbian, Windows Mobile and Linux are written by Operating System Vendors and licenced to the hardware manufacturers. These hardware manufactures also change core part of the OS to work well with their particular hardware, a mixed bag indeed.


Communications are king and today’s smart phones use a plethora of technologies to handle information; at last count the author’s Smart Phone supports and communicates using 19 different broadcast standards!


Selecting a Smart Phone that will work for you  – ah now we get on to a thorny subject, apart from the OS and Phone hardware to consider you have to be careful to select a phone with the correct tariff and the correct mobile network operator to ensure that the functions that the Smart Phone offers is backed up by the network operator. Things to look out for in the specifications are battery life, simple use and a keyboard that suits your needs. Some phones have a slide out keyboard, others have a full keyboard as well as the screen, and still others only have a touch screen keyboard. Also native compatibility with Microsoft Exchange is essential if you would like to use it in a Small Business Server environment. This means that the phone will work in a similar manner to Microsoft Outlook on your work computer. Some smart phones are easier to use than others.


Is a smart phone a smart move? – back to our original question then, we know that a smart phone can help you keep in touch with e-mail, dates, roaming Internet access as well a phone calls and texts. The beauty of the smart phone is that some of them can integrate into existing Small Business computer systems without too much effort. If a small business has Windows 2003 Small Business Server configured to send and receive email to users desk bound computers and has a permanent connection to the Internet then they have all the systems in place already to be able to use the functionality of a smart phone.


If you are interested in obtaining a Smart Phone to help you keep in constant communications with your office, then please feel free to contact Century IT Services HERE



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